AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) today announced that the first OEM systems to feature 7th Generation AMD A-Series desktop processors are now shipping, paired with the new AMD AM4 platform supporting DDR4 memory and next-gen I/O and standards. Designs, initially from HP and Lenovo, with other global OEMs designs to follow, deliver high-speed processing, smooth eSports gaming, and enhanced HD and UHD streaming capabilities, including the highest memory bandwidth to date for an AMD desktop platform.
Sounds like a good stepping stone to Zen if you have an older machine since it uses Socket AM4, Zen should be a drop-in upgrade. This is of course if it hits the retail market and does not stay OEM only until next year.
I would need DDR4 to be able to use that I guess, since it's AM4
at least DDR4 prices have come down considerably now