Thursday, February 4th 2021

Intel Xeon "Sapphire Rapids" LGA4677-X Processor Sample Pictured

Here are some of the first pictures of the humongous Intel Xeon "Sapphire Rapids-SP" processor, in the flesh. Pictured by YuuKi-AnS on Chinese micro-blogging site bilibili, the engineering sample looks visibly larger than an AMD EPYC. Bound for 2021, this processor will leverage the latest generation of Intel's 10 nm Enhanced SuperFin silicon fabrication node, the latest I/O that include 8-channel DDR5 memory, a large number of PCI-Express gen 5.0 lanes, and ComputeXpress Link (CXL) interconnect. Perhaps the most interesting bit of information from the YuuKi-AnS has to be the mention of an on-package high-bandwidth memory solution. The processors will introduce an IPC uplift over "Ice Lake-SP" processors, as they use the newer "Willow Cove" CPU cores.
Sources: Yuuki-AnS (bilibili), HXL (Twitter), VideoCardz
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26 Comments on Intel Xeon "Sapphire Rapids" LGA4677-X Processor Sample Pictured

#2
kayjay010101
Now this is literally a dick CPU size measuring competition!
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#3
ZoneDymo
so from Avengers to Anime editions?
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#4
Toothless
Tech, Games, and TPU!
You're gonna measure clocks in anime girls.

"Yeah I got an all core clock of 3.2 anime girls! It screams 'senpai' when I fully load it."
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#6
pky
YuuKi-AnS: You're supposed to look at the engineering sample CPU I've shared! *angry*
Everyone: anime girls go brrr
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#7
ZoneDymo
ToothlessYou're gonna measure clocks in anime girls.

"Yeah I got an all core clock of 3.2 anime girls! It screams 'senpai' when I fully load it."
Must be what they meant with "real world" benchmarks
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#8
Tomgang
Soon there will be review from Gamer Nexus with Xeon waifu edition. I mean gamer nexus has review several graphics cards. So why not a CPU too_O
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#9
dicktracy
You're saying it's Willow Cove, but some websites are saying it's Golden Cove. Which is it? It's using DDR5 and PCIe 5.0, so all signs are pointing towards Golden Cove.
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#10
silentbogo
So-o-o-o mu-u-u-uch glue :D :D :D
Even last time around they had to play with numbers, semantics, and marketing blabber just to make their 400+W $50K monstrosity look competitive.
Today, instead of 2x28c we get 4x14c with faster interconnect.
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#11
TumbleGeorge
Well! What will be answer from AMD to beat this monster? Epyc X2 crossfire edition?
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#12
TheUn4seen
Waifu themed CPUs? I kind of approve.
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#13
efikkan
dicktracyYou're saying it's Willow Cove, but some websites are saying it's Golden Cove. Which is it? It's using DDR5 and PCIe 5.0, so all signs are pointing towards Golden Cove.
Intel are saying it's a new architecture, and Sapphire Rapids has been known as the successor of Ice Lake for many years. Jim Keller also said the front-end is significantly bigger than Sunny Cove, while Willow Cove is just a small improvement over Sunny Cove. So I believe Sapphire Rapids is Golden Cove (or another relative we don't know of yet).

But there are contradictory information from Wccftech etc. claiming it's Willow Cove, but with zero sources as always.
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#14
ZoneDymo
TumbleGeorgeWell! What will be answer from AMD to beat this monster? Epyc X2 crossfire edition?
Pretty sure just Epyc will be plenty
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#15
Vayra86
TumbleGeorgeWell! What will be answer from AMD to beat this monster? Epyc X2 crossfire edition?
Do they even need an answer?
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#16
SadisticWaifu
So how many tubes of thermal paste to you need for one of these? I mean, buying a bulk of thermal grease doesn't seem too bad now.
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#17
Bansaku
Vayra86Do they even need an answer?
:toast:
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#18
Caring1
Pedo edition.
Just my opinion on supposedly grown men that like anime.
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#19
KarymidoN
TumbleGeorgeWell! What will be answer from AMD to beat this monster? Epyc X2 crossfire edition?
wait to see a single ZEN3 EPYC Milan 64c/128t smashes this
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#20
lexluthermiester
silentbogoToday, instead of 2x28c we get 4x14c with faster interconnect.
Is that a bad thing?
Caring1Pedo edition.
Just my opinion on supposedly grown men that like anime.
Really? Shows what little you know about anime.
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#21
Tsukiyomi91
Nice mouse mat. I mean... nice ES Xeon CPU. :roll:
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#22
1d10t
So Intel will have 28 legs 56 tentacles that scream 5 Gigasenpai socketed in yamete 4677.
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#23
ZoneDymo
Caring1Pedo edition.
Just my opinion on supposedly grown men that like anime.
Well then I take it you think the same of grown men who like Stranger Things?
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#24
silentbogo
lexluthermiesterIs that a bad thing?
The whole point is that at best it's the exact same thing. At worst - issues with interconnect or scheduler.
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#25
lexluthermiester
silentbogoAt worst - issues with interconnect or scheduler.
Doubtful
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