AMD have trademarked the identify ‘Kyzen’ for some new bits of tech and hypothesis is operating rampant as to what the brand new gear could possibly be.
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A list of AMD trademarks on the Justia Trademarks database reveals the corporate have filed to trademark a number of names – Kyzen, Aragon, Pharos, Promethean and Coreamp are amongst them. They sound suitably techie and code-name-y, however what the hell are all of them for?
One identify we could be comparatively assured about is Kyzen. AMD have already talked about of their roadmap they’ll be releasing a 14nm+ refresh of the Zen structure. Given its one letter distinction from Ryzen and its similarity to the Japanese phrase ‘Kaizen’, a time period for steady enchancment, it’s honest to say Kyzen will possible be the identify for these up to date chips.
Yields for the present Ryzen chips are rumoured to be really solid already, at over 80%, however the 14nm+ replace may probably see this raised even increased. The refresh will possible additionally characteristic increased clock speeds, higher power effectivity and probably increased overclocking potential. Crucially, AMD may even have improved the existing chips’ microcode by then, making for higher reminiscence compatibility. Genuine new options are prone to be saved till the second-generation 7nm Zen structure comes alongside subsequent yr.
The Kyzen trademark utility is at present on the identical stage as Threadripper was again in February. Threadripper’s trademark was then introduced to the general public this May. This three month hole between publication approval and announcement to the general public may imply if the whole lot runs on time Kyzen will probably be introduced round August/September time, proper round after we count on Threadripper to launch.
Our estimate would put Kyzen’s launch in March of subsequent yr, round a yr since Ryzen’s launch. This would go away respiration house between the late 2017 launch of Threadripper and provides Kyzen it’s personal shot on the limelight.
So what about these different names? Well, Coreamp actually seems like an overclocking reference, so the identify could also be used to reference an overclocking characteristic slightly than the identify of a product itself. Promethean sounds just like Ryzen’s chipset Promontory, so it’s a possible successor to the present chipset. Aragon and Pharos, nevertheless, appear to have everybody stumped.
So, in an excellent world, what would you need an AMD Aragon to be?