AMD plans to upgrade its Ryzen 3000 line with new 8-core processors, code-named Ryzen 7 3750X and Ryzen 7 3850X. This was reported by an HXL user on Twitter with a link to the ASUS marketer and unnamed sources at AMD.
Gigabyte indirectly confirmed the existence of Matisse Refresh chips in its presentation slide on motherboards with the AMD B550 chipset. The roadmap includes the code names for the “Matisse & Refresh”, “Vermeer” and “Renoir” processors that have not actually been released at the moment.
Interestingly, the Future CPU item is highlighted on the slide, next to which journalists recognized the paintings of Paul Cezanne and Rembrandt Harmenszoon Van Rijn. Apparently, the names “Cezanne” and “Rembrandt” refer to future generations of AMD hybrid processors on the Zen 3 (Ryzen 5000) and Zen 4 (Ryzen 6000) architectures.
Hypothetical Ryzen 7 3750X and Ryzen 7 3850X can receive various “silicon” optimizations, as was the case with Zen + processors, along with increased frequencies. Of course, first of all, this will affect the gaming performance. As direct competitors of Matisse Refresh, most likely, Intel Core i5-10600 and Core i7-10700 CPUs in various modifications of K, KF, non-K and F will be considered.
Yesterday, we reported that the Ryzen 4000 (Renoir) APUs for the AM4 platform do not support PCI Express 4.0. Now ASRock confirmed the information on the slide of the B550 Taichi board.