AMD Files Intriguing Ryzen and Threadripper Trademarks
Samuel Wan / 2 years ago
Any company worth their salt will make sure they own all their proper trademarks before releasing a product. AMD is no exception and as we near the Zen and Vega launches in the coming weeks, the company has registered a few new trademarks, Two of them stand out in particular, AMD RYZEN and THREADSTRIPPER. Unfortunately for us, the trademark applications are vague but we can make a number of inferences.
AMD RYZEN for instance, bears an awfully close relationship with Zen. This suggests it may be related to the new CPUs coming out. Perhaps the new lineup will be call AMD RyZen or something of the sort. While we do have Summit Ridge as the expected lineup, I wouldn’t be surprised if the new lineup was called RYZEN SR7 for instance of something of the sort used in the model name.
Threadstripper is another interesting one. As we know from AMD’s various slides, Zen is set to feature SMT, their version of Hyper-Threading. SMT however is just a generic term for running more than 1 thread per CPU core. Perhaps Threadstripper might be the name for AMD’s new Zen SMT feature. Threadstripper does sound like something that could strip apart threads and seperate them from each other, allowing more than 1 thread to run at the same time.
Lastly, we have a few additional trademarks such as VARA, JORO, JITZU, and GROK. Joro and Jitzu sound somewhat asian which suggests they may be related to Zen in some manner. They obviously aren’t related to the GPU side of things which tends to use stars or constellations as their inspiration. Grok and Vara however are way out there and I honestly have no clue where these two fit. Hopefully, we will find out more information at AMD’s upcoming New Horizons event in under 2 weeks.