Over at the Chinese Chiphell-forum some new info appeared on the upcoming Ryzen processor release. AMD is still on track for a late February release announcement, however availability might be shifted towards due to some BIOS bugs from the motherboard manufacturers that need to be addressed.
So basically the release and announcement of the 8-core Ryzen part would take place late February as expected. The four core models however would be launched a few months later (up-to four months). So the now form indication is that the 8-core / 16 threads Summit Ridge SKUs get launched first.
Here's where we dive into the speculation, and please do treat it as such! Prices might not be at the low level that people expect it to be. When you read Chiphell properly you'll notice prices mentioned of 580 to 720 USD for the 8-core parts. They do not mention pricing levels of the 4-core parts though.
Currently there has not been mention of a 6-core part just yet. I need to say that the prices are speculation and likely an estimation. Hence take that info with a grain of salt.