Well, finally AMD could have delayed its Ryzen 4000 processors for desktop computers until 2021. According to a very reliable source such as Digitimes, AMD would have decided to delay the launch of Zen3 processors from September to early 2021 (CES 2021?), And as expected, this movement would be due to the obvious: the lack of competitiveness on the part of Intel.
The source also reveals that the AMD Ryzen 3000 is selling so well that they do not need to launch Ryzen 4000 anymore that strangle sales of these CPUs, and even less so when Intel’s Comet Lake CPUs are not a serious rival according to sales figures.
It is true that something already smelled bad since the Matisse Refresh processors were leaked, where we now know that the Ryzen 9 3900XT, Ryzen 7 3800XT and the Ryzen 5 3600XT will arrive to replace the Ryzen 9 3900X, Ryzen 7 3800X and Ryzen 5 3600X respectively, so the logical thing to do would be to talk about them offering prices that are very similar to those of today, otherwise, they would not be an interesting option. We will have to wait for AMD to pronounce officially.
According to the motherboard manufacturers, due to the pandemic and competitive reasons, Intel and AMD continued to change their roadmap for 2020 and their release schedules, causing major headaches for the supply chain. In addition, Nvidia and AMD also keep the release schedules of their next-generation GPUs a secret, to avoid price manipulation by their opponents.
Judging from the current look of things on both sides, AMD’s Ryzen 3000 series, released since July 2019, will continue to be highly sold. Refurbished models arriving in June / July are the major products of motherboard manufacturers to spur sales in the second half of the year. By contrast, Intel’s first official release of 10nm processors for desktops will be in late 2021. If Intel has no secret weapon for this entire year and a half, its share of the computer market may hit new lows, and AMD is expected to hit the 30% mark in one fell swoop.
Leveraging the publicity and benefits of the TSMC @ 7nm manufacturing process, AMD’s Ryzen 3000 series, launched since July 2019, has been able to deliver excellent value for money and remains a best-seller, surpassing recently released Comet Lake by Intel.
Following the launch of the B550 chipset on June 16, motherboard manufacturers are now in full development, with the A520 chipset to follow soon. Three new Ryzen 3000 series processor models codenamed Matisse Refresh, which were previously not listed in the roadmap will be added to the line on July 7, including the Ryzen 9 3900XT, Ryzen 7 3800XT and the Ryzen 5 3600XT, replacing the current 3900X, 3800X and 3600X respectively. In addition, the launch of the low-end APUs with the code name Renoir will follow on July 21.