Intel’s Next-Gen Intel Xeon CPU Features 56 Cores and 350W TDP
Sapphire Rapids-SP Xeon CPUs Leak Out
After the launched of 3rd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors, the company is planning to introduce 4th Gen Xeon server processors (code-named “Sapphire Rapids”). At the International Supercomputing Conference, INTEL has shared the information about upcoming series of next generation of Xeon Processors that features 56 cores, 112 threads, and 350w of TDP.
Lisa Spelman – Corporate Vice President at Intel, wrote that “Sapphire Rapids Processors are specially built for data centers, high performance servers and heavy workloads. These next-gen XEON Processors are designed with many amazing features such as High Bandwidth Memory (HBM), 15 Golden Cove (high performance) cores and each core has 2MB of L3 smart cache and also also supoprts latest technologies incuding DDR5 Memory and PCIe 5.0.”
Another important feature that sets this entire series apart is that the BIOS power limit is around 764W, followed by AVX-512. The Xeon Server processors are expected to have up to 8-Hi stacks of HBM2e with around 16GB and as for the bandwidths are around 1840 Gb/s which can possibly range up to 1 TB/s. Compared to AMD’s EPYC series processors, the Sapphire Rapids-SP processors delivers upto 53% faster performance across a range of most HPC (high performance computing) workloads.
Advancing HPC Performance
With the integation of Advanced Matrix Extensions (AMX) and built-in DL Boost technology, these Next-Gen Intel Xeon Processors delivers up to 53% higher performance for HPC workloads. The another integation of Intel® Data Streaming Accelerator (Intel® DSA) also added to achieve higher overall performance.
Sapphire Rapids Processor Highlights
- Intel’s upcoming Xeon Processors are highly-scalable and integrated with High Bandwidth Memory (HBM).
- The latest generation Sapphire Rapids Processors comes with 120 MB of L2 cache and 112.5 MB of L3 cache.
- The Processor has 1.9 GHz base clock and a 3.3 GHz boost clock that can be increase up to 3.7 GHz on a single core.
- The CPU has beeen tested with 1TB of DDR5 memory on Intel’s C741 (Emmitsburg) platform and support PCI-Express 5.0.
Xeon New-Gen CPUs are expected to give a tough time to AMD’s Epyc 7004 series featuring around 96 cores and 192 threads, which is also expected to release at the same time. However, the competition between AMD and Intel’s new series will make it difficult for the users to choose from as Intel’s E Xeon series will be released. Moreover, it is necessary to note that there are certain similarities in both the processors; for instance, AMD and Intel tend to have high-density cores to facilitate enhanced performance and provide room for further expansion. However, Intel is yet to release a proper road map with the specifications through the sources whereas AMD has already luanched the numbers of EPYC 5nm lineup Processors.
These leaked Xeon processors are available in the following Platinum 9200 series:
- Intel Xeon Platinum 9282 consists of 56 cores, 112 threads, and L3 caches of up to 77MB, followed by 400W TDP.
- Intel Xeon Platinum 9242 consists of 48 cores and 96 threads, followed by 71MB L3 caches and 30W TDP.
- Intel Xeon Platinum 9222 consists of 32 cores, 64 threads, 71MB L3 caches, and 250W TDP.
- Intel Xeon Platinum 9221 consists of 32 cores, 64 threads, 71MVB L3 caches, and around 250W TDP.
For more information about Intel’s latest processors visit at https://hpcevents.intel.com.