The primary particulars of Intel’s next-generation Sapphire Rapids HEDT platform codenamed ‘Fishhawk Falls’ have been leaked by Moore’s Law is Dead. Based on the data, Intel goes to re-badge the lineup because the Xeon Workstation household as an alternative of the Core-X household.
Intel’s Sapphire Rapids ‘Fishhawk Falls’ HEDT Household To Be Rebadged As Xeon Workstation – Anticipated To Rock Up To 56 Cores, 350W TDP & DDR5 8-Channel Reminiscence Assist
It has been virtually two years because the launch of Intel’s final HEDT platform, the Cascade Lake-X. The lineup did not compete towards AMD’s Ryzen Threadripper 2000 lineup and the blue group realized it was time to return to the drafting board. So what’s the results of all of the brainstorming that went in these two years of no HEDT launches, properly, Intel has determined to transform the branding of their HEDT CPU platforms and Sapphire Rapids appears to be a contemporary new begin.
Based on the alleged data revealed by Moore’s Regulation is Useless, the Intel Sapphire Rapids HEDT platform goes to be branded because the Xeon Workstation household and never the Core-X household. Which means HEDT CPUs will launch below the ‘Prosumer’ branding somewhat than particularly intention on the client phase. The CPUs will likely be designed with Lovers, Content material Creators, & Mega-tasking customers which are the prime marketplace for Intel and AMD HEDT platforms.
Intel Sapphire Rapids – Xeon Workstation Platform
Intel can be planning to additional segmentize its Sapphire Rapids HEDT platform into two classes, a workstation, and a mainstream workstation platform. The usual workstation platform will likely be succeeding Ice Lake-W Xeon CPUs that launched again in 2020. These will function as much as 56 Golden Cove cores and as little as 12 cores that can increase past 4 GHz. Will probably be a various portfolio with plenty of SKUs with TDPs scaling as much as 350W for the flagship fashions. There are additionally numerous on-chip accelerators current on the Sapphire Rapids HEDT CPUs however it isn’t identified whether or not these will likely be practical or disabled within the closing fashions. As for pricing, they’re anticipated between $3000-$5000 which places it within the ultra-premium efficiency class.
Within the SKU dissection posted beneath, there are at the very least 4 SKUs & three totally different platform configs beginning with the Sapphire Rapids-SP XCC dies which will likely be aimed on the server market. These would be the full-blown elements and will not be part of the Xeon Workstation HEDT household. Then there’s the Sapphire Rapids-112L XCC dies which can provide as much as 112 PCIe Gen 5.0 lanes and will likely be featured below the Workstation platform. That is adopted with the Sapphire Rapids-SP MCC config which can provide medium core counts however with 8-Channel reminiscence help whereas the entry-level SPR-MSWS mainstream workstation platform will function the identical MCC die however with 4-channel DDR5 reminiscence help.
Intel goes to supply at the very least 4 totally different SKU configurations in its Sapphire Rapids Xeon Workstation HEDT lineup. (Picture Credit: MLID)The Fishhawk Falls platform goes to be a strong and next-gen ecosystem comprising 8-Channel DDR5-4400 (1DPC) / DDR5-4800 (2DPC) and as much as 112 PCIe Gen 5.0 lanes. The motherboards look so much like workstation tier merchandise somewhat than server boards and can function one socket.
Intel Sapphire Rapids – Xeon Mainstream Workstation Platform
The second platform is designed to be a extra mainstream workstation providing and can exchange the Cascade Lake-X and Xeon-W Skylake-X (Xeon W-3175X) chips. The core counts for the Sapphire Rapids CPUs inside this lineup are anticipated to be round 28-36 cores (Golden Cove structure) and can rock a lot greater clock speeds of as much as 4.5 – 5.0 GHz. The CPUs will find yourself with round 300W TDPs nonetheless the highest mannequin can find yourself round 400W based mostly on its closing clock configuration.
As for the platform, there’s 8-Channel (non-ECC) and 4-Channel (EEC) DDR5 help & the variety of PCIe Gen 5.0 lanes will drop to 64. The costs will likely be largely much like the earlier Core-X CPUs so we are able to count on round $500-$3000 US for these chips. Earlier rumors have steered that the Fishhawk HEDT household will likely be based mostly across the W790/C790 PCH however on condition that there are at the very least two platforms within the works, there is likely to be a a lot higher-end PCH SKU. As for launch, Intel has been rumored to launch their next-gen HEDT CPU household in Q3 2022, across the identical time because the thirteenth Era Raptor Lake CPU lineup.
AMD however appears to have delayed and even canceled their Threadripper lineup based mostly on the Chagall/Chagall 3D design. Intel is following AMD’s route in branding their HEDT platform for Workstation customers below the Xeon model. AMD additionally did the identical with their Threadripper Professional household. AMD can have the choice to reschedule their Zen 3 Threadripper CPUs towards Intel’s Xeon workstation elements in mid of 2022 or delay the household totally in favor of next-gen Zen 4 elements. AMD has to date been the undisputed king of the HEDT and Workstation CPU area with its Threadripper lineup however with Sapphire Rapids, Intel actually has an opportunity to catch up and even retake a number of the workstation/HEDT market share again from them. That will likely be one thing we’ve to attend and see.
Intel HEDT Processor Households:
|Intel HEDT Household||Sapphire Rapids-X?||Cascade Lake-X||Skylake-X||Skylake-X||Skylake-X||Broadwell-E||Haswell-E||Ivy Bridge-E||Sandy Bridge-E||Gulftown|
|Course of Node||10nm ESF||14nm++||14nm+||14nm+||14nm+||14nm||22nm||22nm||32nm||32nm|
|Flagship SKU||TBA||Core i9-10980XE||Xeon W-3175X||Core i9-9980XE||Core i9-7980XE||Core i7-6950X||Core i7-5960X||Core i7-4960X||Core i7-3960X||Core i7-980X|
|Clock Speeds||TBA||3.00 / 4.80 GHz||3.10/4.30 GHz||3.00/4.50 GHz||2.60/4.20 GHz||3.00/3.50 GHz||3.00/3.50 GHz||3.60/4.00 GHz||3.30/3.90 GHz||3.33/3,60 GHz|
|Max Cache||TBA||24.75 MB L3||38.5 MB L3||24.75 MB L3||24.75 MB L3||25 MB L3||20 MB L3||15 MB L3||15 MB L3||12 MB L3|
|Max PCI-Categorical Lanes (CPU)||112 Gen5?||44 Gen3||44 Gen3||44 Gen3||44 Gen3||40 Gen3||40 Gen3||40 Gen3||40 Gen2||32 Gen2|
|Chipset Compatiblity||W790?||X299||C612E||X299||X299||X99 Chipset||X99 Chipset||X79 Chipset||X79 Chipset||X58 Chipset|
|Socket Compatiblity||LGA 4677?||LGA 2066||LGA 3647||LGA 2066||LGA 2066||LGA 2011-3||LGA 2011-3||LGA 2011||LGA 2011||LGA 1366|
|Launch||Q3 2022?||This fall 2019||This fall 2018||This fall 2018||Q3 2017||Q2 2016||Q3 2014||Q3 2013||This fall 2011||Q1 2010|
|Launch Value||TBA||$979 US||~$4000 US||$1979 US||$1999 US||$1700 US||$1059 US||$999 US||$999 US||$999 US|