One thing I often see missing in these discussions is that the 14/12nm GloFo node used in Ryzen 1xxx and 2xxx is a low power process(LPP) while the upcoming Ryzen 3xxx/Zen2 will be manufactured on the TSMC 7nm high performance computing (HPC) node. Also IIRC most of the comparisons officially made by AMD has been 14 nm vs 7nm not 12 vs 7.
As for AdoredTV’s video, I don’t doubt everything in that. I think for sure AMD will go for the 5ghz clock thing. Certainly with the improved front end in Zen 2 and the IPC improvements they gained there, they’d want to get that single/dual core boost up there to really put Intel’s nose to the grindstone. As for 16c/32t on the AM4, I have a hard time seeing that one. 12c/24t or maybe only the X parts will have SMT.
And as HWare Unboxed “Not Steve” said, there has been little to no indication that AMD is going to announce a new product line at CES, but then again, Zen1 and Zen1+ both released in March/April respectively iirc, so if they’re not announcing the parts soon… When are they coming? I don’t think AMD wants to lose their momentum with their yearly on time releases of new products. So I definitely see them announcing Zen 2 consumer parts very soon™. Very likely to be Q1 2019, probably late Q1, while Rome is coming early Q1.
And if I’m honest, I think the major reason for the delay is to get enough defective dies produced so they have the lower end parts ready.
But as always, only time can tell. But the little ember of hope that AMD can rise to the kind of market share they held back in the Athlon days in another few years is glowing just a little bit brighter.
Now if only Arcturus is the actual “god GPU” from AMD, that’d be cool too. But let’s just say that, that particular ember seems to be well and truly smothered.
EDIT: Didn’t realise I made this as a reply to someone. Might be relevant to what that person said, might not be. Sorry