Computex 2016 – AMD showed off a brief glimpse of its next-generation Zen CPU during its Computex press conference today. Zen cores will make their way into a family of chips code-named Summit Ridge, and AMD CEO Lisa Su says those chips will have up to eight cores and sixteen threads. We already know that Summit Ridge chips will drop into AMD's future Socket AM4 and its associated platform.
AMD is still remaining mum about many of the details surrounding Zen and Summit Ridge, but the company says it's still targeting a 40% instructions-per-clock increase with the new part. AMD also plans to scale Zen from embedded applications to notebook-, server-, and desktop-class parts. Sampling of Zen chips to the company's largest partners will begin in the coming weeks, and broader sampling will begin in Q3 2016. The company didn't provide any indication of when retail Zen parts would become available.