CPU coolers for Intel Sapphire Rapids coolers listed on Newegg
Intel Sapphire Rapids coolers may already be on Newegg, but shipments of new Xeon CPUs is reportedly delayed to Q2 2023.
The CPU coolers for LGA4677 socket used by next-gen Xeon Scalable processors can already be found on Newegg. The Dynatron S6 cooler listed for less than 50 USD is compatible with Sapphire Rapids CPUs rated up to 300W. The only problem is that these CPUs are not available yet, and won’t be in the foreseeable future.
Earlier this month, Intel confirmed that Sapphire Rapids volume ramp up will be ‘later than originally forecasted’. Intel has not really shared any specific date here, but it was seemingly confirmed that volume production starts next year. It may appear though that the shipments of new Xeon CPUs may be postponed till second quarter of 2023, which is more than a year later than original plans (Q4 2021). This was stated by Ming-Chi Kuo, an analyst from TF International Securities:
My latest supply chain check indicates the highly anticipated Intel server chip Sapphire Rapids shipments may postpone to 2Q23, significantly later than the market consensus of 2H22, which is unfavorable to Intel and its server supply chain. […]
Sapphire Rapids has been delayed several times (the initial shipment plan was 4Q21), which means Intel’s execution still has a lot of room for improvement, making me more cautious about Intel’s commitment to future shipment plans for new chips based on more advanced nodes.
— Ming-Chi Kuo, an analyst at TF International Securities.
Just this February, Intel reiterated its claims it will deliver Sapphire Rapids in the first quarter this year, which was indeed the case, but this was only the initial shipment to customers who are now working with Intel on solving issues with the silicon, this was stated by Sandra Rivera (EVP and GM for Intel Datacenter and AI Group).
Intel Emeralds Rapids, a successor to Sapphire based on the same Intel 7 node, should launch in the second half of 2023. With the new information on potential Sapphire Rapids volume shipment delay, one might wonder how it might affect the roadmap for future Xeon series.