The arrival of AMD's Ryzen 3000- series also signals the long awaited release of the "Zen 2" architecture based on the new and advanced 7 Nm FinFET lithiography, as well as the release of their accompanying Socket AMD4-based AMD X570 chipsets. AMD's Matisse series of processors also support, when paired with such a chipset, the new and improved PCI Express 4.0 standard. AMD's Ryzen 3000-based Picasso series of APUs have also now dropped, with their Zen+ architecture taking Vega's integrated graphics up yet another notch.
Update: PCI Express 4.0 now available on AMD X570 motherboards!
At CES 2019 in Las Vegas, AMD's CEO Lisa Sung introduced - among other developments - a short tech demo of a Ryzen 3000- processor. The processors includes 8 cores and 16 threads, achieving a remarkable CineBench score of 2057 points and coming out ahead of even their own previous top releases such as the Ryzen 7 2700X by approximately 15 percent. The optimised CPU architecture courtesy of the chiplet design aside, we also see a significant performance increase thanks to the 7 nm process when compared to the chip's immediate predecessors.
Update: Ryzen 9 3950X with 16 Cores Overclocked to 5 GHz!