If this is true … then we could see the possibility of low-to-mid range PCs running PCIE 4.0, especially with the recent news about the imminent launch of the cost-friendly motherboards using the AMD B550 chipset.
Update … it’s true! Check out the press release from AMD.
Taken from TPU … AMD could spring a major suprise with pricing of its 3rd generation Ryzen 3 “Matisse” quad-core desktop processors we detailed recently. According to pricing put out by Komachi Ensaka, the Ryzen 3 3300X could start at a price of USD $120, and the Ryzen 3 3100 at $104. Even if these are 1,000-unit tray prices, or pre-tax cost prices to retailers, which you mark up by 20 percent, you’re still looking at no more than $144 for the 3300X, and no more than $125 for the 3100.
RYZEN 3 3300X : 120USD.
RYZEN 3 3100 : 104USD.
— 比屋定さんの戯れ言@Komachi (@KOMACHI_ENSAKA) April 20, 2020
This would allow AMD to engage in a price-war against Intel’s 10th generation Core i3 line of 4-core/8-thread processors. AMD also appears to be careful not to cannibalize the 3200G and 3400G APUs, which command sub-$150 price points. There’s still no word on when AMD plans to launch these chips.