AMD continues to push on despite Intel’s latest 14nm efforts yielding decent results. As per multiple sources, the company is prepping to launch a refresh of its 3rd Gen Ryzen lineup in the form of the Ryzen 7 3750X and the 3850X. These two chips are going to be a mid-generation upgrade of sorts. Same core counts and architecture, just a higher boost clock and more competitive pricing to take on Intel’s 10th Gen desktop processors.
There are two primary sources that have indicated the impending arrival of the Ryzen 7 3750X and the 3850: the editor of a prominent outlet, WCCFT has provided the roadmap from a board partner that specifies a Matisse refresh. Second is the general manager of ASUSTek China, who on Weibo has teased the imminent announcement of new Ryzen processors (not APUs) on the 6th of June with a launch coming on the 7th of July.
This seems like a very logical step. The prices of the 3rd Gen Ryzen CPUs have fallen across the board despite how well they hold up against Intel’s new processors. 7nm yields have probably improved by leaps and bounds which should allow AMD to launch higher-clocked variants of the higher-end Matisse chips without any major effect on profit margins.
Keep in mind that this is pure speculation at this point, and AMD hasn’t confirmed any of it. However, considering the CPU Eco-system at the point, it’s very likely to be true. AMD might delay the launch of its 4th Gen Vermeer chips (as already reported) and instead launch a refresh of its 3rd Gen lineup along with the desktop Renoir APUs to fend off Comet Lake-S.