AMD has been showing off its 7mn CPU chops this week, waxing lyrical about the advanced new Zen 2 processor Architecture coming our way in 2019. It’s all very exciting, with a ‘revolutionary chiplet design’ potentially gifting AMD the performance crown over Intel when the next generation of Zen-based CPUs land in our gaming desktops. But there’s a chance the new processors will be rapidly replaced sometime in 2020 with another new Cpu Architecture design using the advanced 7nm+ lithography. Of course the first-gen Zen chips were themselves updated after a year by the Zen+ processors, with the Ryzen 7 1800X being replaced by the 2700X, for example. In that case, however, there was no actual architectural difference between the first and second-gen Ryzen chips, it was merely a shift from 14nm to a nominal 12nm process node. AMD has though declared its processor roadmap is still rolling ahead, and that means the Zen 3 CPU architecture is ‘on track’ for a launch seemingly around 2020. That would have it replacing Zen 2 just a year after its 2019 release.