There’s good news for the video editors among us: The specs for Intel’s latest line of high-performance workstation-focused processors have apparently been leaked online.
The Sapphire Rapids-WS processors are not set up to compete with AMD’s data center-focused EPYC 7003 (Milan) processors, but rather AMD’s Threadripper PRO processor line.
video cardz (opens in new tab) speculated that the new Xeon Workstation will act as a successor to Intel’s previous high-performance desktop CPUs, the Ice Lake-X/Cascade-Lake-X SKUs, and will require a new motherboard dubbed the “Maverick” W790 Sapphire Rapids 112L .
What do they offer?
video card’According to sources, the CPUs will support DDR5 RAM and support frequencies up to 4800 MHz.
The sources didn’t specify exactly the number of memory channels and PCIe lanes for the new processors, but they said they could have 112 PCIe 5 lanes and 8-channel support.
Clock speeds for the new hardware will reportedly be up to 3.2GHz with most parts operating between 2.0 and 2.9GHz.
The thermal design power (TDP) will depend on the model you choose, with the tallest model, the W9 Xeon, rated between 300-350w, and the W7 Xeon, rated between 220-270w.
When can I buy?
Unfortunately, video cardzThe source had no information on when the new processors would land, but predicted it wouldn’t be too far away.
The new processors will face some serious competition when they land, but according to AMD’s product roadmap, the Zen 4 processors will be added to the Ryzen Threadripper family in 2023.