The next-generation of AMD CPUs based on the ZEN 3 microarchitecture is on track. AMD assured that ZEN 3 based Ryzen 4000 Series CPUs will be launched before the current year runs out. In other words, besides the just-announced ZEN 2 based AMD ‘Matisse’ Ryzen 3000 Series, and the 3000XT Series, the ZEN 3 based AMD ‘Vermeer’ CPUs will also be available to end-users and corporations. Incidentally, the ZEN 3 based AMD CPUs will be intended for end consumers in the form of Ryzen and Threadripper, as well as EPYC CPUs for servers.
AMD has confirmed that that recent rumors about its highly-anticipated ZEN 3 Ryzen 4000 CPUs being delayed until 2021 are incorrect. The company further stressed that the ‘Vermeer’ Ryzen 4000 CPUs are still on track to launch in 2020. During a conference call, AMD’s Robert Hallock, Senior Technical Marketing Manager confirmed the ZEN 3 CPUs will indeed still land in 2020 and are not delayed.
AMD Strongly Refutes Rumors About Ryzen 4000 CPUs Intentional Delays:
There were persistent rumors claiming AMD was intentionally delaying the official announcement and launch of AMD Ryzen 4000 Series CPUs, which will be based on ZEN 3 microarchitecture. The primary reasoning behind postponing the launch of the ‘Vermeer’ CPUs was to ensure the just announced AMD Ryzen 3000XT Matisse-refresh CPUs sufficient time to capture the market. These high-performance AMD CPUs will compete directly against the high-end 10th Generation Desktop CPUs.
AMD has just announced the availability and pricing of the AMD Ryzen 3000XT series. The Matisse refresh processors are slightly overclocked variants that will replace the current AMD Ryzen 3000X models at the same price. The AMD Ryzen 9 3900XT is a 12-core and 24-thread processor for AM4 socket with a Base Clock of 3.8 GHz and a Boost Clock of 4.7 GHz. The Ryzen 7 3800XT is an 8-core CPU with a Boost Clock of 4.7 GHz. The Ryzen 7 3800XT is an 8-core CPU with a Boost Clock of 4.7 GHz.
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All the above AMD Matisse Refresh processors will reportedly be released on July 7th. Hence it was presumed that AMD might postpone the launch of the next-generation AMD ‘Vermeer’ Ryzen 4000 Series CPUs to next year. The rumors started after Taiwan-based DigiTimes publication reported the same. The article (translated), read as follows:
“According to motherboard manufacturers, sales for Ryzen 3000 series are hot. Accordingly, AMD is extending its life cycle, and definitely will not be launching the next-gen Ryzen 4000 series, based on ZEN 3 architecture and using TSMC’s 7nm EUV process, in Sep. The earliest Ryzen 4000 series will enter mass production is end of 2020, and launch in Jan 2021 at CES. Whether it will be changed to 5nm EUV process is unclear at the moment.”
AMD ‘Vermeer’ ZEN 3 Ryzen 4000 Series CPUs Are On Track For Launch In 2020 Itself:
The 10th Gen Intel CPUs are barely in the competition against AMD’s ZEN 2 based Ryzen 3000 Series CPUs. The Intel Core i5-10600K, for example, has been appreciated by gamers. With ZEN 3 based Ryzen 4000 Series CPUs, AMD intends to offer Intel a tough competition in the gaming computer segment in which Intel has traditionally ruled for several years.
— TechPowerUp (@TechPowerUp) June 17, 2020
The ZEN 3 microarchitecture will reportedly be based on a 7nm+ Production Process finetuned by TSMC, offer 20 percent more density, and 10-percent power reduction compared to ZEN 2. The mainstream desktop and mobile versions of ZEN 3 based AMD processors are codenamed Cezanne. The mainstream and high-end desktop-grade CPUs are codenamed, Vermeer. The enthusiast and workstation version of next-gen AMD Ryzen 4000 Series CPU is codenamed Genesis Peak.