Q3 2016 earnings call – Q&A segment
Chris Hemmelgarn of Barclays :
“With Summit Ridge launching in Q1 of 2017, I guess how would you expect the channel to ramp that? Do you see it ramping pretty fully in the first couple of quarters of the year, or are you looking for more normal PC seasonality?”
President & CEO Dr. Lisa Su :
“You know, I would expect that there will be a relatively good initial demand for Summit Ridge that may be you know, not quite at the seasonal patterns. From where we see, Summit Ridge is playing in a space in the high-end desktop that we currently aren’t offering a product. So we believe we’ll be competitive certainly with Core I5 as well as Core I7 and we will be launching in those areas.”
Much demand will depend on how it performs under Windows 7 and 8, AMD needs to release benchmarks soon else people will snap up Skylake processors this Christmas instead of waiting for Zen.