Intel yesterday announced the launch of its 4th generation Xeon scalable server processors, codenamed Sapphire Rapids. In addition, the manufacturer is preparing to announce the Xeon Sapphire Rapids-WS HEDT model for workstations. The models Xeon W-3400 and Xeon W-2400 are produced in this series. They will be presented on February 15th.
As it became known from previous leaks, the Xeon W-2400 series is represented by chips with a number of cores from 6 to 24, supporting from 12 to 48 virtual threads. The chips receive 15 to 45 MB of L3 cache and operate at frequencies of up to 4.8 GHz. The nominal TDP of these models varies between 110 and 225 watts. Some models of the Xeon W-2400 series also receive an unlocked multiplier. These processors support the installation of up to 2TB of quad-channel DDR5-4400 and DDR5-4800 RAM and also offer support for 64 PCIe 5.0 lanes.
The Xeon W-3400 models can offer 12 to 56 cores with support from 24 to 112 virtual threads and work at frequencies up to 4.8 GHz. These processors get 30 to 105 MB of L3 cache and have a nominal TDP of 220 to 350 watts. Some of them also get an unlocked multiplier that can be used to overclock them manually. New items support the installation of up to 4TB of DDR5-4400 and DDR5-4800 eight-channel RAM, and also get support for 112 PCIe 5.0 lanes.
For the Xeon W-2400 and Xeon W-3400 processors, motherboards based on the latest Intel W790 chipset will be released.
The Xeon W-2400 and Xeon W-3400 are expected to compete against the Ryzen Threadripper on the Zen 4 architecture, which AMD will be releasing in the foreseeable future.