As many CPU enthusiasts and fans begin gearing up for the (possible) launch of AMD’s Ryzen 3000 processors this June, it seems that the semiconductor maker might have other plans for its 3rd generation Ryzen Threadripper CPUs. At least, according to its latest roadmap for the year.
According to sources, AMD’s Ryzen Threadrippers CPUs with its Zen 2 architecture were noticeably absent from the slide of a recent 2019 roadmap that was issued to the company’s investors earlier last week. It’s an odd development, especially since the CPU was listed in the previous roadmap lineup, albeit without an average timeline.
There are a number of reasons as to why AMD has pulled out its next-generation HEDT CPUs from its roadmap at this time. As pointed out by Hot Hardware, it’s current 2nd generation Ryzen Threadrippers aren’t exactly “legacy” components. The CPU is based on its 12nm die lithography, and on top of that, it’s high-end 2990WX already been proven to deliver the same performance (more or less) as Intel’s top-tier Core X-series CPU. At nearly half the cost, no less.
A second reason could be that AMD intends to reallocate its resources towards to marketing of its upcoming 3rd generation consumer Ryzen series CPUs. After all, the new processor series will be ushering many new features upon its arrivals.
Not only will the Ryzen 3000 series CPUs be based on a new 7nm process node, the accompanying X570 motherboards are also expected to introduce the new PCIe 4.0 interface. Beating Intel to the proverbial punch.