The latest AMD rumor suggests that the Red Team is secretly bringing two Ryzen 3000-series (codename Matisse) processors to contest the latest Intel Comet Lake offerings. The Ryzen 7 3800X and Ryzen 7 3700X are the two Zen 2 processors that could undergo the refresh treatment. AMD will market the rewarmed parts as the Ryzen 7 3850X and Ryzen 7 3750X. The new chips will have an eight-core, 16-thread design. There will be a small speed jump on the base and/or boost clocks. A 100 MHz increase sounds reasonable or maybe even 200 MHz if you want to be overly optimistic.
|Model||Cores / Threads||Base / Boost Clock (GHz)||L3 Cache (MB)||TDP (W)|
|Ryzen 7 3850X*||8 / 16||?||?||?|
|Ryzen 7 3800X||8 / 16||3.9 / 4.5||32||105W|
|Ryzen 7 3750X*||8 / 16||?||?||105W|
|Ryzen 7 3700X||8 / 16||3.6 / 4.4||32||65W|
Enabling higher clock speeds on the Ryzen 7 3850X and Ryzen 7 3750X would ultimately force AMD to raise the TDP (thermal design power) limits on the Zen 2 parts. If we look at the Ryzen 7 3750X, the octa-core chip reportedly has a 105W TDP, which is 40W higher than the regular Ryzen 7 3700X. For all we know, the two Zen 2 chips could be exclusive to OEMs and system integrators. As AMD’s B550 motherboards officially go on sale starting June 16, twitter user HXL seems to think that AMD will reveal the Ryzen 7 3850X and Ryzen 7 3750X around the same time.