Intel Sapphire Rapids for workstation
The full specifications and pricing has been confirmed by Chip website.
The flagship 56 core Workstation CPU will cost $5889, while the most expensive W2400 part will retail at $2189, confirm leaked slides. The full specs of the next-generation Workstation series from Intel have just been revealed by Chinese website. This leak covers the new platform based on LGA-4677 socket for Intel Sapphire Rapids-WS series.
The series are split between W3400 and W2400 series with support for either 8-channel or 4-channel DDR5-4800 memory. The higher-end segment will require 270W to 350W, while the 2400 models have TDP to range from 165W to 225W. Intel is showing this slide that explains where each of new products currently stacks up:
Intel’s flagship Xeon W9-3495X processors has 56 cores and max boost clocks up to 4.8 GHz. It is worth noting that this SKU and the remaining “X” models are all unlocked for overclocking. The 3495X processor has 112 PCIe lanes, and it supports 8 DDR5-4800 memory modules with up to 4TB of capacity. It will cost $5889. These series will come with 36, 28, 24, 20, 16 and even 12 core configurations. Pricing will start at $1189.
The Xeon W7-2495X will be a lot more ‘affordable’ at $2189. At this price one gets 24 cores and 48 threads and boost clock up to 4.8 GHz which is still unlocked for further adjustment. Only 64 PCIe are supported on W2400 series and there is support for quad-channel memory only.
The good news is that these series will have much cheaper processors starting at just $359. This is the price of W3-2423 processors with 6-core and 12-threads and boost clock up to 4.2 GHz. It should be noted that Xeon W3 series are limited to just DDR4-4400 memory. Undoubtedly, the bigger question is how much are the upcoming W790 motherboards going to cost.
Later today Intel is set to lift the embargo on the full specs, including information on performance. The original report claims that Intel announces 28% and 120% increase compared to last-gen series in single and multi-threaded workloads.