However, this fueled some speculation around the company's next generation Zen 3 microarchitecture, specifically around Zen 3 potentially being a just a mid generational stop-gap with mild performance improvements and refinements.
If the rumorsource is to be believed, this is far from the truth and Zen 3 is going to bring big performance improvements over Ryzen 3000 series chips. More akin to the jump from the Ryzen 2000 series to the Ryzen 3000 series, rather than Ryzen 1000 to Ryzen 2000.
As usual please take a huge truckload of salt especially from WCCF, but given AMD publicity said that they didnt want to do another Zen+, the direct naming to Zen 3 instead Zen 2+ could indicate a full generational jump in performance.
If they manage to get these out before Intel is able to get Ice Lake to desktops, it will be great and considering the estimates, it's very probable that they'll make it. Even if they don't, on average they'll still have ~ 2% IPC advantage. But unless Intel can get the clocks on 10nm high enough to compensate, AMD will still be ahead, considering how Intel's 10nm+ currently clocks.