AMD is making it July 7th or 7/7 an annual event for the company or up until schedules meet but that may change with Zen 3 based processors, presumably 4th-generation Ryzen, launches later in 2020.
In a video posted on Dr. Lisa Su’s Twitter, she confirms that AMD is on track to release the Zen 3 microarchitecture later this year. In the video, Dr. Su pointed out that:
As you know with Ryzen, we’re always on a journey, a journey to push the highest performance that we can for our users and our fans. So Zen 3 is exactly that. Zen 3 is looking great in the labs, we’re on track to launch later this year, and I can’t wait to tell you more about it.
Today also marks the release of AMD’s 3rd-gen Ryzen XT refresh featuring Matisse 2 architecture. Reviews are up with the PC media unanimously acknowledging the single-threaded performance increase but not enough to justify the now, displaced cost of their original counterpart with the original non-XT already seeing prices drop way below their SRPs. Once supplies of non-XT CPUs dry up and XT are the only options left, CPU prices will still be on the high due to the relative freshness of the CPU but with almost negligible improvements, it’s best users wait until Zen 3 if they’re upgrading while new buyers choose the price:performance options to weather the XT stopgap.