Intel Xeon W-2500 series, the Fishhawk Refresh
The specs of the upcoming HEDT/workstation update have been revealed by YuuKi-Ans.
It appears that information about Intel’s new W-2500 series of HEDT processors designed for both enthusiasts and professionals has possibly been leaked. The complete lineup consists of seven parts, one less SKU compared to the existing W-2400 series. In terms of updates, there are certainly something to discuss.
The flagship model, named W7-2595X, boasts 26 cores and a boost clock reaching up to 4.8 GHz. This represents a 2 core increase and a corresponding increase in L3 cache, now totaling 48.75 MB. While the maximum clock remains the same as the W7-2495X, the base clock sees a 300 MHz bump, going from 2.5 to 2.8 GHz. What’s also of interest is the TDP, which has been raised from 225W to 250W.
The chart shared by YuuKi-Ans shows a simple trend, there are more cores across the entire stack (2 cores) and higher base clocks with some parts receiving higher boost clock as well. However, each part now has a higher TDP by 10 to 25W. That said, this shouldn’t be considered a refresh, more like a power and core increase which results in better clocks and higher performance.
Sapphire Xeon W2500 vs. W2400
- Core Count: up to 26 cores (+2 cores across stack)
- TDP: up to 250W (10-25W increase)
- Boost Clock: up to 4.8 GHz (some parts up to 300 MHz)
- L3 Cache: up to 48.75 MB
Regarding the rumors, it appears that the new series won’t be launching until the upcoming year. It’s worth noting the complete specifications of the entire W2500 have leaked lineup, which is quite noteworthy given they are not expected soon. These CPUs are set to be compatible with the LGA-4677 socket, meaning they will work with existing W790 motherboards.
The W2xxx series is specifically targeted at enthusiasts and overclocking enthusiasts, whereas the W3xxx series is tailored for high-end workstations and content creation. According to the information from the source, there’s currently no indication of the W3500 series, leaving it uncertain whether Intel has intentions to update its 26C+ core series.
|Intel Xeon Sapphire Rapids Workstation SKUs|
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|Intel Xeon W-2500 Series|
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