The upcoming giant Intel LGA 7529 socket is 70 larger

The upcoming giant Intel LGA 7529 socket is 70% larger than the LGA 4677 – as long as a RAM slot

We have previously written about the LGA 7529 processor socket for future Intel Xeon server processors. Sierra forest. There are more photos of this socket and information on its dimensions. The new LGA 7529 server socket will have 61% more pins than the LGA 4677, and the dimensions of the processors for it will be 105 × 70.5 mm – 70% more than the current Xeon Sapphire Rapids. This was reported by well-known network sources Angstronomics and YuuKi_AnS,

    Intel LGA-7529 socket / Image source: Yuuki_AnS

Intel LGA 7529. Image source: Yuuki_AnS

Intel’s next-generation server platform, codenamed Birch Stream, is expected to support two lines of processors, namely Granite Rapids and Sierra Forest. Both will use the same socket but offer a completely different kernel architecture. The former are based on powerful P-cores, while the latter rely exclusively on efficient E-cores.

    Intel LGA-7529 socket / Image source: Yuuki_AnS

“Granite Rapids Xeon is just huge! SkyJuice60 wrote on his Twitter account. — Here’s a picture of him side-by-side with Sapphire Rapids, which he’s radically oversized.”.

    Comparison of LGA-7529 and LGA-4677 / Image source: SkyJuice60

Comparison of LGA 7529 and LGA 4677. Image source: SkyJuice60

Granite Rapids is said to be able to offer 128 cores (Redwood+ Cove), while Sierra Forest will offer at least 334 smaller cores (final core name to be confirmed). Intel is reportedly developing more powerful variants, but information on such designs is still very limited.

    Motherboard Intel LGA-7529

Intel LGA 7529 Birch Stream Engineering motherboard. Image Credit: Yuuki_AnS

Additionally, some details on the successors to Granite Rapids and Sierra Forrest were recently shared by Moore’s Law is Dead, which claims Diamond Rapids will be accompanied by a suite of products known as Clearwater Forest. It will be the successor to the Sierra based on the implementation of efficient next-generation E-Cores.

    Image Source: Moore's Law is Dead

Image Source: Moore’s Law is Dead

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