AMD Zen processor release date, specs rumors update: New CPU to be tested by hardcore gamers in 'New Horizon' event

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Following its scheduled 2017 first quarter launch, the highly anticipated AMD Zen processor will be put to the test, as it would determine whether or not the company will end the dominance of Intel in the microprocessor architecture. With this, fans are expecting that Intel is in for a rough showdown against it.

According to Game N Guide, AMD invited hardcore gamers to test its next generation processor in the upcoming Dec. 13 “New Horizon” event in Austin, Texas. The ones invited include gaming icons such as video game journalist Geoff Keighley as well as e-gaming legend Peter “PDD” Dager.

AMD even went so far to say that it is their first time to present their CPU to the public in order for them to try and test out its capabilities. As such, for those who take gaming seriously, the event is certainly not one that should be missed. With this, the hype rests on AMD regardless of the fact that Kaby Lake processor from Intel is to be released early in 2017.

The main difference between the Kaby Lake and the Zen processor is that the former is building its footing on the smartphone development while the latter intends to focus entirely on high-performance computer functions as well as mobile applications. After all, it is powered by an 8-core, 16-thread platform.

As such, the Zen processor hopes to match or even outclass the Core i7 6900K in order to end Intel’s dominance in developing microprocessors. Regardless, according to the University Herald, leaks about the AMD event suggests that a lot of fans will be overwhelmed once the quad-core version of the Zen CPU is revealed.

Lastly, the sneak peek event will be free of charge, and it will start at 4 p.m. ET on Dec. 13 at Austin, Texas. The signups for the live event is currently on-going.