Tuesday, June 21st 2022

Intel Sapphire Rapids "FishHawk Falls" HEDT Processor Spotted in a 16C/32T Configuration

Intel's high-end desktop (HEDT), usually reserved for workstation and enterprise applications, is due for an update, and the company is readying an entire family of updated products. Today, we found a leak of what appears to be an Intel Sapphire Rapids design made for desktops. Called Xeon W5-3433, the CPU appears in the SiSoftware Sandra benchmark database. It carries a configuration of 16 cores and 32 threads and is equipped with 32 MB of L2 cache and 45 MB of L3 cache. Having 2 MB of L2 cache per core suggests that the design is not an Alder Lake variation. This specific SKU is clocked at 1.99 GHz, meaning an early engineering sample.

The Sapphire Rapids HEDT platform is codenamed FishHawk Falls. Intel is supposed to offer Alder Lake-X processors with higher core counts and the FishHawk Falls. Both will be running on the same W790 chipset; however, the Sapphire Rapids implementation will carry more cores in a Xeon package designed for professionals. There was an Ice Lake-X Xeon processor called Xeon W-3335 with 16 cores and 32 threads, meaning that the leaked Xeon W5-3433 is its direct successor.
Sources: SiSoftware, @momomo_us (Twitter), via VideoCardz
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9 Comments on Intel Sapphire Rapids "FishHawk Falls" HEDT Processor Spotted in a 16C/32T Configuration

#1
Richards
This will be a gaming beast the l2 cache is massive.
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#2
Bomby569
RichardsThis will be a gaming beast the l2 cache is massive.
will probably don't clock as high, either that or will melt the silicon
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#3
R-T-B
RichardsThis will be a gaming beast the l2 cache is massive.
Higher cache limits clocks. I don't see this as a gaming-centric design.
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ratirt
R-T-BHigher cache limits clocks. I don't see this as a gaming-centric design.
Not to mention, it's a Xeon processor for servers so price will be astronomical. Not worth to buy one like these for gaming.
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#5
Crackong
I forgot how many times SR was delayed?
Maybe 4 times?
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#6
BorisDG
Can't wait for the "X". I'm supper happy with my Cascade Lake-X, but I will be tempted to upgrade. :)
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#7
Bruno Vieira
RichardsThis will be a gaming beast the l2 cache is massive.
Given the history, the X CPUs have the MESH archtecture, that makes latency too high for gaming, dont get your hopes up. A 16 P cores in a ring would be a beast.
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#8
bonehead123
AleksandarKFishHawk Falls
Really.... where the fukiaki did they get that name :D ?
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#9
lexluthermiester
R-T-BHigher cache limits clocks. I don't see this as a gaming-centric design.
It's not. As stated clearly...
AleksandarKHaving 2 MB of L2 cache per core suggests that the design is not an Alder Lake variation.
...which means that the HEDT versions of AL are still coming, if at all. However AlderLakeX does seem to be a thing.
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