After an extremely long wait, Intel is finally planning to launch their 4th Gen Scalable Xeon lineup. Codenamed ‘Saphire Rapids‘, this series is Intel’s response to AMD’s Milan. Though, as many are aware team red’s Genoa is planned for announcement on the 10th of November. This is still a major news because Sapphire Rapids was delayed to 2023 with no hinted release date.
Sapphire Rapids Inbound
Andreas Schilling on Twitter announced that Intel will host an event on the 10th of Jaunary to unveil Sapphire Rapids. As per the source, these HEDT SKUs have met qualification standards causing Intel to speed up the development.
.@intelnews made it official today: “4th Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processor (Sapphire Rapids, editors note) SKUs have met product release qualifications and the company is starting to ramp-up deployment, Intel (…) will be hosting a launch event on Jan. 10.” – 2023 of course!
— Andreas Schilling 🇺🇦 (@aschilling) November 1, 2022
A while back, Intel stated that their ‘Intel 7‘ process is quote unquote “healthy”. This is a contradicting statement because Sapphire Rapids, based on the same process has seen various delays.
One thing I didn’t mention on Sapphire, it sits on – it’s on our 7-nanometer node and so the process is quite healthy. In fact Alder Lake, which is our client product ramped 15 million units. I think we announced at Q1 earnings, which makes that the fastest ramping, you know one of the fastest ramping client products in almost a decade.
Intel’s Sapphire Rapids is the successor to the 3rd gen Ice-Lake based HEDT lineup. These CPUs are fabricated on the Intel 7 process and go up to a max of 56 cores. Sapphire Rapids will support the latest PCIe Gen 5.0 and DDR5 memory. Based on the ‘Eagle Stream‘ platform, it will also be compatible with Intel’s yet to be announced Emerald Rapids CPUs.
|Series||4th Gen Xeon||5th Gen Xeon||6th Gen Xeon|
7th Gen Xeon
|Socket||Socket E||Socket E||TBC||TBC|
|Platform||Eagle Stream||Eagle Stream||Birch Stream||TBC|
|Core Microarchitecture||Golden Cove||Redwood Cove||Next Performance-Core|
|Fabrication Process||Intel 7||Intel 7||Intel 3||TBC|
|Max L3 Cache||112MB||120MB||TBC||TBC|
|Memory Support||8x DDR5-4800||8x DDR5-5600||8x DDR5||8x DDR5|
|HBM Support||up to 64GB HBM2e||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|PCI Express||PCIe 5/4, 80 lanes||PCIe 5.0, 80 lanes||PCIe 5.0||PCIe 6.0|
(Data Via Videocardz)