AMD will be launching their first wave of 12nm Ryzen 2000-series “Pinnacle Ridge” processors in April, with likely availability on the 19th. From all of the leaks that we’ve seen it is very clear that the Ryzen 7 2700X will be the flagship processor, at least at first. The 2800X will not be part of the first wave of 2000-series processors, which is made up of four processors to start.
To add to that a leaked cover of the next issue of the print magazine CanardPC has “2700X” on the cover and includes a round-up of all second generation parts. The 2700X will feature higher clocks than the current flagship, the Ryzen 7 1800X. Also the leaked performance results show it will outperform the 1800X as well.
AMD was able to decide to make the 2700X or 2800X the flagship for the first wave of 2000-series chips as they had ample time to size them up against Intel’s Core i7-8700K. It is likely we will see the 2800X when Intel responds to the 2700X. If you remember we’ve heard rumblings of a possible Core i7-8720K.