#AMD or Advanced Micro Devices, Inc is back on the track in an effort to be in competition against the high-end and enthusiast in the PC industry. Being second to Intel and also a fabless company, unfortunately, it delivered weak sales in the past few years. But now they are now on the roll and proudly laid the down the papers for their coming plans and products on its recent AMD Financial Analyst Day.

AMD’s Plan for the Coming Years

On the said event Ryzen 5 and 7 were announced. Its key design for the Zen processor is that it is upgradeable. Shipments of these products are already made in 4-core, 6-core and 8-core sizes.

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These processors are able to boot on Windows 7 and 10 operating systems. #Ryzen is intended to run well with software and games that are already on the market, performing exceptionally well in workstation and in most gaming scenarios.

Since Ryzen 5 and 7 are not enough for the developers and customers, especially for the quality PC market, rumors of having a Ryzen 9 has been confirmed with a different name though.

After Ryzen and Threadpiper, another subject on the line that was officially unveiled is their new brand server called Epyc. It is the upgraded version of their previous Opteron.

Epyc reportedly gets eight Zen modules which will be placed in one die, which will yield a 32-core and 64-thread piece. The CPU will also have a total of 8-channel and DDR4 memory. As per reports, the user will no longer need external memory or chipset for their PC with the use of Epyc.

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However, the release date is yet to be announced.

Lastly is AMD Vega, which is mainly aimed at content creators, engineers, and high-performance computing workloads. It directly competes to Nvidia’s popular P100. It is faster than P100 in one benchmark which is deep bench 83 versus 100. The lower the score the better. This is just a theoretical metric though because this figure is only valuable if comparing chips of the same family.

Thoughts on AMD’s Financial Analyst Day

AMD is finally pointing to the right direction. Their Zen may not completely sweep Intel in the single-threaded code division. They have a good vantage point in the server brand and high-end desktop market category, if and only if they deliver Epyc and Vega on time without any dramas.

If they do so, it will be their best chance to re-establish itself as a serious player in every computing segment. So far, the AMD company seems determined to achieve their sales target. #Amd Ryzen