AMD has just recently released their Bristol Ridge desktop processors and they are prepping for Zen and the X370 chipset arrival, which should take place a CES in January. The achieve a smooth transition over to Zen AMD has begun adjusting product prices in order to clear out old inventory. This means that you should be able to find AMD FX CPUs at attractive prices. This means the current 4-core and 6-core users could get their hands on an 8-core chip at a much lower cost.
AMD’s Zen processors will be built on GlobalFoundries 14nm FinFET process and will feature an 8-core, 16-thread design. AMD is planning on releasing Zen-based high performance processors (Summit Ridge) first with Zen for notebooks coming later in Q2 of 2017.
The X370 chipset will be launched at CES in January, while X370-based motherboards will begin shipments in December. The more mainstream B350 and low-end A320 chipsets will be revealed later.