So, we know there will be 8-core/16-thread Ryzen 3000 processors. That’s really a no-brainer, though, since AMD has been churning out 8-core/16-thread processors since first-gen Ryzen. And with the Computex keynote now behind us, we also know that AMD can fit two ‘chiplets’ onto the package. So far, AMD has only revealed up to 12-core/24-thread CPUs, but it seems likely we will see up to 16 cores and 32 threads with Ryzen 3000.
So, Zen 2 will definitely scale beyond 8 cores, though whether it reaches 16 cores remains to be seen. While there have been various leaks and rumors (some clearly fabricated, based on what we know now), the clockspeeds, core/thread counts, and pricing were all incorrect. Here’s what we know of the actual Ryzen 3000 lineup:
- Ryzen 9 3900X—12C/24T, 3.8GHz to 4.6GHz, 70MB cache, 105W TDP, $499
- Ryzen 7 3800X—8C/16T, 3.9GHz to 4.5GHz, 36MB cache, 105W TDP, $399
- Ryzen 7 3700X—8C/16T, 3.6GHz to 4.4GHz, 36MB cache, 65W TDP, $329
- Ryzen 5 3600X—6C/12T, 3.8GHz to 4.4GHz, 35MB cache, 95W TDP, $249
- Ryzen 5 3600—6C/12T, 3.6GHz to 4.2GHz, 35MB cache, 65W TDP, $199