How likely are AMD processors to show up on Macs? AMD all new Zen architecture is supposedly a huge leap over Bulldozer. I said supposedly because no independent source has been able to benchmark the engineering samples yet. Obviously, it's very unlike that AMD's Zen would be able to match Intel's latest, but at least AMD would be more competitive then than it has in years. Intel would still have the raw performance advantage. AMD would offer Apple better pricing, but perhaps something else too: semi-custom SOCs. We have already seen such solutions in the Xbox One and Playstation 4. Apple could, for example, order processors with far more powerful integrated graphics or processors with certain TDP targets.