Intel’s next-gen server chips are all set to be released this year. The Eagle Stream platform will be hosting at least two Xeon data-center generations called the Sapphire Rapids and the Emerald Rapids. The Sapphire Rapids had been delayed by quite some time but it seems like it is back on track with its progress and will be launching later this year. It probably launches around the same time as the 13th Gen Core “Raptor Lake” series.
The specifications on the Sapphire Rapids are quite similar to the Alder and Raptor lake. This one too is based on the Intel 7 fabrication process. This was previously known as the 10 nm Enhanced SuperFin. It will offer 56 cores and 112 threads with 350W of TDP. Similar configurations have been found on an engineering sample that YuuKi obtained.
This wasn’t the first time that we had seen an engineering sample of the Sapphire Rapids-SP. The engineering sample (ES2) previously seen was limited to a TDP of 270W only whereas this one shows a 350W TDP. It is said to have a base clock of 1.9 GHz and boost of 3.3 GHz, while single-core boost might reach as high as 3.7 GHz.
With our hands on this information, we can easily conclude that this could be either Xeon Platinum 8476 or Platinum 8480. Both were expected to feature 56 cores and 11 threads.
intel SapphireRapids-ES2 QYFS
1.9GHz – 3.3GHz
intel C740 Series（Emmitsburg）
The more cores, the higher the fundamental frequency？？？ pic.twitter.com/fvMkPWnMC1
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