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An AMD spokesman explained that it forced Intel to move to a hybrid architecture

This is the one that implies the proximity of productive and economic nuclei.

Unlike the printed versions of the interview, the content of the video reaches the audience literally in a few hours after the conversation, and therefore on the KitGuru channel the recording of the interview with the leading AMD technical specialist from the Ryzen family Robert Hallock (Robert Hallock) appeared quite quickly , at the same time allowing us apathy with really interesting statements of the company’s representative.

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Robert Hallock shared his thoughts on Intel and AMD’s choice of different ways to evolve their consumer processors. Development of the first-generation Zen architecture began almost ten years ago, the first Ryzen processors came on the market in 2017, and therefore AMD’s Intel Skylake family, which was produced in 14-nm technology at the time, was chosen as the basis for comparison at AMD.

According to Hallock, Intel processors in those years suffered from high power consumption and large crystal area, which directly affected the cost of their production. It is these limitations that have led Intel engineers to consider moving to a hybrid architecture that combines productive and cost-effective cores. This approach allowed to achieve the desired energy consumption and at the same time reduce the area of ​​the crystal.

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AMD Zen’s architecture has been so serious that the company has been able to scale productivity or reduce energy consumption on a large scale depending on specific priorities, and there was no need to switch to a hybrid architecture. At the same time, the use of advanced lithography made the crystals of Ryzen processors quite compact. Roughly speaking, AMD has achieved its goals without radical changes in the Zen architecture, and continues to do so, so the current generation of Ryzen processors maintain continuity despite the actions of competitors.

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