Back in March, AMD released a roadmap for its new products slated for release in 2019 which included the already released 2nd Gen Ryzen Mobile APUs, the upcoming 3rd Gen Ryzen Desktop Processors, and the most awaited 3rd Gen Threadripper CPUs. Based off the sheer performance of the last gen Threadrippers, PC enthusiasts and overclockers were quite hyped for the 3rd generation this year but, according to the latest roadmap released by the company, it seems that the chances of that happening might be grim. The new roadmap shows no signs of a 3rd Gen Threadripper.
In the previous roadmap, the upcoming 7nm HEDT Threadrippers were part of the line-up but did not have an exact release. With the new roadmap image for the investors, the company has removed it altogether. Till now, AMD has given no explanation as to why they decided to boot the next-gen chip. We think that AMD wants to first cater to its mainstream Ryzen CPU users. They are working on releasing its Rome server chips as well which leads us to believe that the high-end Threadripper might be postponed to the first quarter of 2020.
There’s also the chance that the 7nm yields aren’t all that great and team red wants to address the mainstream PC space and the Epyc Server clients first and then the HEDT market
The 3rd Gen Threadripper CPUs will follow the high core count strategy that has worked so well in the past. The last generation chip had four variants namely, the 2920X with 12 cores and 24 threads, the 2950X with 16 cores and 32 threads, the 2970X with 24 cores and 48 threads and the beast – 2990WX with 32 cores and 64 threads. The next-gen Threadrippers are expected to pack up to 48 cores and 96 threads but don’t consider it as the official figure, it’s just an educated guess.