No new Socket AM4 chipset on the maps, no 3rd generation Threadripper on the maps, supposed 16 core Ryzen 3000 series CPU outclasses many Threadripper processors in terms of core count, not to mention the performance improvements...Looks like I lucked out going for AM4 again after my first CPU died.
I assume you meant no new socket TR4 chipsets on the maps? But yeah, my X370 board and 1800X are plugging along just fine. In fact, I don't think I've ever had an AMD actually die on me.
My Bulldozer FX-8150 is running a friends computer right now. My Phenom II 940 DDR2 is running my parents primary PC without issues. I also build them a system to watch movies on a TV using an A8-3870k that is still running just fine.
My own living room PC for streaming media uses an A10-7850k that also still works great.
Aye, AMD doesn't have it in their portfolio, and this is what they released to investors. Do feel bad for the high end prosumers who bought the high end Threadrippers, granted they were handicapped by the memory controller, Windows 10 not supporting it properly, and programs not scaling up to that many cores. Still, I'm sure people would feel better if the Ryzen 3000 series had more PCIe lanes. Even though it's PCIe 4.0 and boards should feature 3 M.2 slots as we saw with Biostar's, if you're a prosumer with the need for multiple professional level video cards..
Threadripper problem is that is NUMA. Probably is fantastic if you build your own software with AMD compiler. But I don`t know how many operating systems are assigning stuff to the optimum cores. On the the other hand, I wonder if a 16-core AM4 CPU will be limited by memory channels built for 4/6/8 cores.
Actually the problem is with Microsoft, as was shown back in January that because the Windows scheduler was keyed to Intel's NUMA modes, it's garbage with AMD, whereas with Linux it's perfectly fine, and using the "coreprio" application, it fixes it.
I stick with the mainstream which is socket AM4 only until AM5 surfaces down the road.
My affordable R5 2400G does its job well.