AMD is reportedly poised to roll out its new Ryzen CPUs and allegedly offers assurance of improved performance not only over AMD's previous processor line but also compared to the best that Intel presently has to offer. AMD will apparently roll out new CPUs ranging from quad-core versions with four threads up to octa-core versions with 16 threads. However, Intel purportedly is not taking this hands down, but is said to release also its seventh-generation, or Kaby Lake architecture, that is focused more on efficiency rather than performance.

A report said, according to Digital Trends in its post, that Intel is planning not only to adjust Kaby Lake pricing but also egress some new versions in response to Ryzen. The new CPUs apparently could be unlocked versions of both Core i7 and Core i5 Kaby Lake. These could reportedly be Intel Core i7-7740K, 4.3GHz with Turbo Boost up to 4.6GHz, a thermal design power rating of 100W, and with 8MB of L3 cache, and Intel Core i5-7640K, 4.0GHz, TDP of 100W or more, 6MB of L3 cache, and support for Hyperthreading.

According to News United, AMD's more powerful high-end Ryzen processor supposedly called the R7 1800X, will face competition from Intel's new Core i7-7740K processor. Unfortunately, there is no mention of when Intel plans to release both the Core i5-7640K and Core i7-7740K processors to the market. Nonetheless, it seems like 2017 is shaping up to be a year to look forward to, especially for PC gamers and enthusiasts.

Apparently, AMD has not yet announced the prices for its Ryzen CPUs that would probably dictate how would Intel also adjust its own cost structure for the Kaby Lake line. Meantime, Intel will be rolling out its own new generation Cannonlake architecture, which will concentrate on switching to a new 10nm fabrication process and not necessarily on massive performance increases. It is rumored that it appears Intel's ability to respond to Ryzen will rather be limited.