Friday, September 17th 2021

Intel Sapphire Rapids HEDT Processors & W790 Chipset Rumored to Launch Q3 2022

The Chinese source who published the first images of the Intel LGA1700 socket and Z690 chipset has now revealed some new information regarding the upcoming Alder Lake, Sapphire Rapids-X, and Raptor Lake products. The rumor claims that Intel will launch the W790 Workstation HEDT chipset in Q3 2022 alongside the 13th Generation Sapphire Rapids-X desktop series. This would be the first new HEDT launch from Intel in over 3 years with the previous 10th Gen Cascade Lake processors launching back in April 2019.

The rumor also states that Intel will launch the 13th Generation Raptor Lake desktop processors at the same time as their Sapphire Rapids-X HEDT lineup. There is also a note about Intel releasing the entire 600-series motherboard lineup in 2021 which is contrary to previous rumors which stated that Intel would only make the Z690 chipset available this year. This would be followed by a complete launch of all 12 Generation Alder Lake desktop processors and not just the overclockable K-series. This is the first time we have heard these rumors so while they come from a semi-reliable leaker we would recommend taking them with a healthy dose of skepticism.
Source: 热心市民描边怪 (Chiphell) via VideoCardz
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9 Comments on Intel Sapphire Rapids HEDT Processors & W790 Chipset Rumored to Launch Q3 2022

#1
PilleniusMC
But.... W chipsets are for Xeon W not Intel Core X?
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puma99dk|
PilleniusMCBut.... W chipsets are for Xeon W not Intel Core X?
Maybe Intel is planning going W chipset for the HEDT platform this time around :roll:
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#3
ZoneDymo
the.....nuclear...display?

ARE YOU TELLING ME THIS SUCKER IS NUCLEAR?!!!?
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#4
windwhirl
ZoneDymothe.....nuclear...display?

ARE YOU TELLING ME THIS SUCKER IS NUCLEAR?!!!?
Your new Intel-approved ATX12VO PSU comes with a free kilogram of uranium.
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#5
R0H1T
windwhirlYour new Intel-approved ATX12VO PSU comes with a free kilogram of uranium.
What about free cooler :pimp:
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#6
windwhirl
R0H1TWhat about free cooler :pimp:
Chiller not included
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#7
Jism
Lmao, even with all todays AI they still cant manage to create a as good as perfect translation. "Nuclear display" like wtf.
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#8
Nike_486DX
Finally they are prepping the 2066 successor, i wonder if it would have drivers for Win 7 tho (cuz X299 does have, currently using 7900X rig with Win7, great hassle-free pc with real desktop os). Probably would be Win10 only, but at least there would be more than 16 pcie lanes, thats for sure.
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efikkan
Nike_486DXFinally they are prepping the 2066 successor, i wonder if it would have drivers for Win 7 tho (cuz X299 does have, currently using 7900X rig with Win7, great hassle-free pc with real desktop os). Probably would be Win10 only, but at least there would be more than 16 pcie lanes, thats for sure.
Well there are the (Ice Lake) Xeon W-3300 series, but they run at disappointingly low clock speeds, and there are no cheaper non-Xeon models.

When it comes to Win 7 support, it will be hard to tell. But if the chipset works, you'll probably get it running. But you wouldn't find drivers for newer hardware though, like later than GeForce 1000 series will be hard, so the usefulness will be questionable. If your goal is compatibility with older software, then you should probably keep the old machine as a spare. If it's about personal preference of what kind of OS works for you, then you sooner or later have to accept/adapt Win 10/11 or join team penguin. It's no accident that I run dual-boot on my machines, use Linux most of the time, and only boot into Windows when needed.
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