Tag Archives: flouts

How AMD’s powerful Zen chip flouts the SoC stereotype

The hype is building around AMD’s upcoming Zen chip (due at the end of 2016), but if you’re calling it a CPU, you’re off-track. That’s because the first iteration of the company’s new microarchitecture, code-named Summit Ridge, is actually an SoC, or System on Chip. Confused? That’s understandable, says Kevin Krewell, principal analyst with Tirias Research. “The definition of System ... Read More »