Information relating to AMD's 2019 plans with its 7nm Zen 2 Ryzen CPUs appears to have been leaked online, revealing 16-core models and boost frequencies up to 5.1GHz.
The information that appeared on the AdoredTV YouTube channel claims there could be two 16-core, 32-thread CPUs, called the Ryzen 9 3850X and Ryzen 9 3800X with the former offering a boost frequency of up to 5.1GHz. The pricing is alleged to be just $499 for the flagship 16-core CPU:
|AMD Ryzen CPU||Ryzen 3 3300||Ryzen 3 3300X||Ryzen 3 3300G||Ryzen 5 3600||Ryzen 5 3600X||Ryzen 5 3600G||Ryzen 7 3700||Ryzen 7 3700X||Ryzen 9 3800X||Ryzen 9 3850X|
The low end Ryzen 3 3300 also sees the minimum core count rise to six, with similar specifications to current Ryzen 5 CPUs such as the 2600, but will cost just $99. The Ryzen 5 3600G, which will feature 8 cores and 16 threads, has on-board Navi graphics with 20 compute units too.
Obviously, leaks like this should always be taken with a sizeable pinch of salt. In any case, using its chiplet design, AMD could allow for two 8-core dies to be placed side-by-side offering up to 16 cores, which would not just overtake the Core i9-9900K in multi-threaded workloads, but would likely see off a bunch of cheaper high-end desktop CPUs too.