It’s been quite a while since the rumors for Sapphire Rapids have been making rounds but as the launch date (2023) is approaching, more leaks are coming in. The latest ones are the leaked images of 4th generation Intel’s Xeon processors by leaker YuuKi-AnS. The chip has a codename of QVV5 and will be used on the Eagle Stream platform. The highlights of the processor is support for PCIe 5.0 and DDR5 RAM.
The available specifications of the 4th gen Xeon are quite impressive. The highlight is that it will be the first server processor to support PCI Express 5.0. It will also offer onboard HBM memory and Compute Express Link 1.1. There are rumors that the processor will feature up to 8 channel DDR5 RAM support.
The picture of the Sapphire Rapids-SP CPU is an engineering sample operating at a base clock speed of 1.3 GHz. The processor is manufactured using Intel’s 10nm process technology called 10nm Enhanced SuperFin. The leaker has also claimed that the processor will be based on the new LGA4677-X socket and will utilize 4 cores along with four HBM stacks.
It is known that the Sapphire Rapids will be used in next-gen HPC platforms like Intel’s own Aurora supercomputer. It is expected that Aurora will come with two Sapphire Rapids processors paired with six Ponte Vecchio GPUs. Last week Raja Koduri revealed Ponte Vecchio GPU die.
Intel has already confirmed at CES 2021 that the 3rd Gen Xeon Scalable (Ice Lake-SP) processors are in production.