AMD: Ryzen IPC and Clock Speed Improvements Incoming
Ashley Allen / 3 months ago
At this year’s PAX East, PC hardware YouTuber Joker got to speak to AMD’s Desktop CPU Marketing Manager Don Woligroski. Woligroski revealed that AMD considers its popular new Ryzen CPUs to be “worst case scenario” and that we should expect improvements to IPC performance and clock speeds as the architecture develops. Since Ryzen is already quite the hit, any further enhancements are sure to impress.
Ryzen IPC and Clock Speed Improvements
Woligroski told Joker (via Dark Side of Gaming):
“I’ve said this before and I think it holds true. Zen, Ryzen, was the worst case scenario. It was a brand new architecture on a brand new node. So the worst case scenario we could’ve possibly had, and it’s pretty good. You can get to over 4.GHz.
We’re definitely working on improving, our engineers [are] really smart guys and things are looking better as we go along. I can’t talk to specifics on IPC but that’s an area of focus. We’ve got clock speed headroom to take advantage of and we’ve got tweaks to make sure performance for each clock is better.”
AMD: Going Big, Not Going Home
Between Ryzen and its Vega GPU architecture, AMD took a huge punt this year. Ryzen hit big, though Vega graphics cards are suffering from low stock and associated high prices, amongst other issues. AMD’s not done strutting yet, though. Woligroski vows to “keep the pressure” up on its rivals and promises “a great 2018”:
“We threw down in 2017. We’ve seen our competitor starting to wake up and respond and we’re not just going to roll over. We have more stuff to come, we’ve got really good stuff coming. We’re not a one hit wonder, we’re keeping the pressure on for sometime. It’ll be a great 2018. It was a great 2017 and we’ll see how things turn out.”