It’s a new year, and with AMD’s second generation Ryzen processors having already rolled out throughout 2018, the semiconductor maker is undoubtedly preparing for the arrival of its Ryzen 3000 series CPUs. However, a leak on a Russian price tracking site could have just given us a glimpse of the brand’s entire Ryzen 3000 CPU lineup.
The site, E-Katalog, seemed to have accidentally let the cat out of the bag, listing down the usual Ryzen 3, Ryzen 5, and Ryzen 7 SKUs. All with the codename “Matisse” at the back of each tier. However, and to our surprise, the site also lists down the SKUs for an AMD Ryzen 9 3800X.
The listing also shows that the CPU will have a 16-cores, 32-threads die layout, as well as a base clockspeed of 3.9GHz and a boost clockspeed of 4.7GHz. On a side note, there is also a rumour that all iterations of the Ryzen 3000 series will receive a core upgrade. In other words, the Ryzen 3 CPUs will feature 6-cores instead of 4-cores, Ryzen 5 CPUs will have 8-cores instead of 6-cores, and Ryzen 7 CPUs will be bumped up from 8-cores to 12-cores.
The existence the new Ryzen 9 CPU is interesting. First, it’s the first consumer segment to actually have as many cores as a HEDT processor. Prior to this, AMD’s Ryzen Threadripper series of processor were the only SKUs that shipped out with more than 8-cores. It’s also quite obvious that the existence of the Ryzen 9 is AMD taking a dig at Intel and it’s recently launched high-end Core i9-9900K CPU.
At this point, we should stress that the pricing and specifications E-Katalog are merely placeholders, and thus should be taken with a large grain of salt. However, Tom’s Hardware states that the details on the site seems to line up with earlier information from another site. So, if the information does indeed hold any water, it goes without saying that AMD will once again be giving Intel a run for its money once more this year.