AMD will soon talk at CES about its 2019 desktop CPUs and the latest rumor seems to confirm previous suspicions that AMD is indeed releasing a 16-core desktop 'Ryzen 9' CPU.
Russian retailer E-Katalog revealed seven new 3000-series Ryzen CPUs, with the top-end model being the Ryzen 9 3800X with a maximum frequency of 4.7GHz.
According to the post, the new 12 core / 24 thread AMD Ryzen 7 3700X will see its frequency hitting 5GHz. The two Ryzen 3 models - traditionally four-core CPUs, have been bumped up to six cores each and are the Ryzen 3 3300X and Ryzen 3 3300, with maximum boost frequencies of 4.3GHz and 4GHz respectively.
The Ryzen 5 series now seems to start at eight cores with the Ryzen 5 3600X also sporting a massive 4.8GHz boost frequency, which will likely mean it could offer competition to Intel's mighty Core i9-9900K.
The Ryzen 7 series starts at 12 cores, with the Ryzen 7 3700X also sporting that massive 5GHz boost frequency which should mean it can out-do Intel's Core i9-9900K in most benchmarks.