AMD has just confirmed that their 3rd Generation Ryzen desktop processors based on the Zen 2 core architecture are launching in mid 2019. The latest processors will be compatible with the existing socket AM4 platform but will also get a new family of motherboards based around the X570 PCH which were rumored a while ago.

The Zen 2 core architecture is built around the next-gen 7nm process node from TSMC which allows for higher power efficiency, faster clock speeds and the CPU architecture itself provides a huge big leap in IPC compared to Zen+, AMD’s previous architecture for desktop processors.