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Intel Kaby Lake To Rival AMD Ryzen, Intel CEO Confident

Intel CEO is confident that Kaby Lake will be able to take AMD Ryzen head on and that could mean that Intel has a plan or that the company is seriously underestimating the competition. We know that Intel is featuring hyper-threading in Pentium series CPUs as well as a response to AMD Ryzen. It seems that Intel CEO does not consider AMD Ryzen a threat and that Intel Kaby Lake will be enough to rival it.

Also check out: AMD Ryzen 6-core Processors Will Be Coming Out At Launch

Ross C. Seymore from Deutsche Bank Securities asked the following:

That’s very helpful. I guess as my follow-up, you talked about the ASPs in answering a prior question. I wondered about the competitive intensity in the PC market. You’re taking a more conservative tack than the third-party vendors are forecasting, but your primary x86 competitor is coming out with a new architecture for the first time in many, many years. So, I wonder whether it’s on the ASP or the unit or the market share side how you’re factoring that into your forecast for the year.

This is what Brian M. Krzanich had to say in response to the above-mentioned query:

Sure. I would tell you that we always look at this environment and say there’s going to be a competitive risk in the environment. And we’re always focused on really, our own product roadmap and making sure that we have the highest performance product. So, when we look at 2017, we still believe that our product roadmap is truly the best ever it’s been.

And as we look at the Kaby Lake and as it really ramps up through 2017, or it came out really just at the end of 2016 and now will ramp with many more SKUs and higher-performance products as we go into 2017. And then we showed at CES the first working 10-nanometer Cannonlake product, which we’re still planning to ship by the end of this year and really ramp into 2018. We still believe that our roadmap and our leadership will continue to give us the performance the customers want and desire. And so that didn’t necessarily factor into that more cautious forecast. That forecast was really much more a function of where we think the PC market really is overall.

AMD Ryzen will be coming out next month and we expect review samples to be sent out by the end of the month. Intel may think that AMD Ryzen is not a threat but do they really believe that as well? AMD is making a comeback after a long time and I would bet my money on team red to make a splash in the CPU market. Let us know what you think about AMD Ryzen.