AMD has just released their client roadmap and one thing that is really interesting is that their 3rd generation Ryzen Threadripper processors are no longer listed. 3rd gen Ryzen Threadripper was listed on the same roadmap back in March so what gives?
This could mean a few things. First it could be a simple mistake on AMD’s part, but that is very unlikely. The more likely answer is that AMD will be postponing the 3rd Generation Threadripper launch. This could point to a supply problem. AMD will be using TSMC’s 7nm node for its Zen 2 products with the Ryzen 3000 series and EPYC being produced at the same time. So they might not want to add Threadripper into the mix either.
AMD could also be delaying the release of 3rd gen Threadripper to increase sales of their upcoming Ryzen 3000 series. All rumors point to a 16-core part, which would be very appealing for someone who is also looking at Threadripper.
In any case it does not appear that we’ll see Threadripper Zen 2 chips as early as we thought.