At a recent press event for the second-generation Ryzen processors, AMD senior vice president Jim Anderson revealed that the company may launch a Ryzen 7 2800X processor sometime in the future. While not in those specific words, he basically told the press that the launch of a Ryzen 7 2800X hinges upon Intel's response. AMD saw no need to roll out a higher-performing part than the 2700X because they feel the current lineup covers all performance and price points:
Anderson explained the lack of a 2800X by saying that both the AMD Ryzen 7 2600X and the Ryzen 7 2700X have covered all current performance and price points.
“We felt like, with the 2700X and 2700 at the performance and price points, we had that space covered. We just felt that with those two SKUs we had it sufficiently covered where we wanted to position the product.”