A leaked Gigabyte slide indicates a couple of Ryzen 3000 ‘Mattise Refresh’ CPUs- the Ryzen 7 3850X and the 3750X. These retain 7nm eight-core, sixteen thread Zen 2 microarchitecture variants like the Ryzen 7 3800X and the 3700X CPUs. A bump in existing architecture ready to have a successor usually indicates higher TDP with higher base/clock speed. This is likely AMD’s knee jerk reaction to keep its options available against the Intel 10th generation Comet Lake.
Speculated Chain of events
Things should be clear on June 16 when AMD B550 motherboards are listed for sale. It’s rumoured that AMD planned its Renoir-based Ryzen 4000 series APUs. The low-budget A520 motherboards are expected to arrive by September.
BIOSTAR did leak a good amount of information about B550’s support coverage, but nothing about the upcoming Matisse Refresh CPUs. The 400 series and X570 motherboards should work just fine with a new BIOS at best. Some buyers would pair these with a B550 motherboard. Either that or wait for the Ryzen 4000 series CPUs.
Not for OEM?
These are one of the marketing slides to show the media and its distribution/ retail partners. So it is likely to be available for retail like any of its CPUs. But we should bee seeing some of these used for limited variants by OEMs like Dell, HP, Lenovo and a few others. judging by the recent develops, AMD should be releasing the release the Ryzen 7 3850X and the Ryzen 7 3750X CPUs pretty soon.