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Definition: Ryzen


A family of CPUs from AMD introduced in 2017. The first Ryzen chips were based on AMD's Zen microarchitecture and 14 nm process technology. In 2018, the second-generation Ryzen Threadripper chips use the enhanced Zen+ architecture and 12 nm nodes. CPUs have from four to 32 cores and were designed to compete with Intel for gaming PCs at lower price points. See AMD.