If they match core and thread counts, how will it possibly compete with a CPU that has a base turbo of 5GHz on all cores and has already been shown to OC to 5.2GHz on all cores (of course not all will) especially since we know Ryzen 3 has issues hitting their max boost clock (again not all )? It will compete in price and core/thread count only.Is the Ryzen 7 3750X AMD's answer to Intel's approaching Core i9-9900KS?
Interesting idea ... but there was the 8 core 1900X TR and it didn't do so well, there was no eight core for gen 2 due to the lack of success regarding an 8 core HEDT part. Intel's low core HEDT parts were basically laughed out of the market at launch.What if it is an entry-level TR4 CPU? Like the Steamroller-based entry level APUs to AM4, it's a basic CPU for the new socket. Less PCIe lanes than an entry level Threadripper, possibly less clocks or cache, and it makes sense for a gradual upgrade (replace motherboard now, get a better CPU later) or to capitalize on the connectivity without investing in an expensive CPU.