AMD's server plans have returned to the x86 architecture, and Zen is generating excitement. The first Zen-based servers will be available in the first half of next year from multiple vendors, Su said. The chips are being tested in dual-socket systems by AMD and server makers, and the results are encouraging, Su said.
The company will make server chips for select markets instead of pursuing all segments, Su said. Unlike Intel, AMD isn't rich on resources and is initially focusing on what it believes will be the most profitable markets.
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