Network informant YuuKi_AnS divided New photos of Intel’s upcoming Birch Stream data center platform. For this platform, the manufacturer will release several series of next-generation Xeon processors, including Granite Rapids chips, the release of which is expected in 2024 at the earliest. These processors run on Intel 3-process technology.
Photos of the massive LGA 7529 processor socket had previously surfaced online, making the recently released Sapphire Rapids processors seem tiny, although they aren’t themselves. In turn, YuuKi_AnS provided one of the first photos of the Granite Rapids AP server chip.
It is currently known that Granite Rapids-AP will support 12-channel DDR5 memory with a bandwidth of up to 5600 MT/s, a CXL 2.0 interface and up to 96 PCIe 5.0 lanes.
Granite Rapids-AP will be based on the Redwood Cove architecture and chiplet structure. The processors will only feature large cores, unlike, for example, the same Sierra Forest-series Xeon processors, also expected in 2024, that will be supported on the same platform but will only use energy-efficient cores. The power consumption of the Granite Rapids AP processors will be between 400 and 500 watts.
It is very likely that we will be able to learn new details about Granite Rapids at the innovation event planned for September this year.