Intel Xeon W9-3495 Sapphire Rapids HEDT: CPU with 56 cores and 112 threads spotted
In addition to the confirmation of the 14th generation Meteor Lake architecture, there was also talk of a bootlog for the Xeon HEDT lineup which includes the W9-3495 CPU with
From previous reports, we know that the Intel Sapphire Rapids HEDT line of workstations will be available in two versions, the “ Expert ” line with up to 56 cores and 112 threads and the “Mainstream” line with up to 24 cores and 48 threads. We have already seen leaked the Xeon W5-3433, a mainstream chip of the family with a total of 16 Golden Cove cores, 32 threads and 45 MB of L3 cache and now we have a new part that is definitely part of the Expert lineup and comes with the configuration with 56 cores and 112 main threads .
Starting with the Intel Sapphire Rapids HEDT family, the company will focus more on the workstation platform. This is evident from the naming convention which abandoned the use of the “Core” trademark and switched to “Xeon”. Just like the Core range, the Xeon chips will come in various segments starting with Xeon W9, Xeon W7, Xeon W5 and Xeon W3, each segment comes with its own SKUs with various configurations that will be compatible with the “Fishhawk Falls” platform of new generation.
The X series CPUs and chipsets will no longer exist and will be replaced by the W series chipsets which include the Sapphire Rapids Xeon W CPU and W790 / W680 chipsets for workstation users, this is the same approach that AMD has taken with its range CPU Threadripper, moving them to PRO state and only for workstations. As for the newly leaked chip, this is definitely a high-end Intel Sapphire Rapids HEDT SKU. The Intel Xeon W9-3495 CPU appears to be an ES champion with its base clock speed of 1.80 GHz. It carries 56 cores and 112 threads, plus the CPU is expected to carry the same 112.5 MB of L3 cache as the Xeon Platinum. 8490H , which is the best chip on offer within the Sapphire Rapids-SP range.
The CPU supports both AVX-512 and AMX instructions, so it will definitely offer a noticeable performance boost in apps that benefit from it but at the cost of higher power consumption, too. Intel appears to have the AVX-512 up and running only on its Workstation parts, while the mainstream consumer platform has gotten rid of it completely, instead AMD is taking a different approach and will AVX-512 on consumer grade chips like upcoming CPUs. Ryzen 7000 Desktop.
- Intel Xeon W9-3495 Sapphire Rapids HEDT CPU Spotted – Rocks 56 Cores, 112 Threads & at 1.80 GHz ES Clock Speed (Wccftech)