The first batch of Zen to be codenamed Summit Ridge

AMD’s Zen CPU rumoured to replace Bulldozer

AMD is rumoured to replace its current Bulldozer CPUs with a new CPU called Zen in Q3 2016.

The Bulldozer CPU family includes Bulldozer, Piledriver, Steamroller and Excavator.

The first batch of Zen CPUs will reportedly arrive under the codename Summit Ridge and will be based on the 14nm process.

According to Hexus, the development process will be led by AMD’s Mark Papermaster and Jim Keller.

Sources at Sweclockers also reported that the socket type will be FM3 and will be paired with support for DDR4 memory and PCIe Gen 3.0 controllers.

An AMD spokesperson told PCR the company cannot comment on rumour or speculation.

This news comes after AMD revealed its full line up of FreeSync monitors at CES 2015.

The company has partnered with the likes of BenQ, LG, Nixeus, Samsung and Viewsonic.

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