Sapphire Rapids is Intel’s fourth-generation Scalable Xeon processor, and it will use the Intel 7 manufacturing process.The same Golden Cove CPU architecture of the 12th generation Core, but without small cores, up to 60 full cores,Optional with HBM high-bandwidth memory, support DDR5, PCIe 5.0.
The delay of Sapphire Rapids has caused trouble, but its technical upgrade is also very interesting. Not only is the core upgraded to 60 cores, but a new architecture has been created for the current popular AI, which is a point that Intel values very much. , to followAMDAnd NVIDIA competes in the AI market.
How important is Sapphire Rapids? Wei Li, Intel vice president and general manager of artificial intelligence and analytics, said in an interview a few days ago,It’s equivalent to a CPU with an integrated GPU, with all the (AI) acceleration within the GPU, which is a game-changing design.
According to Intel’s latest plan, Sapphire Rapids should be shipped from February to March next year, but at that time AMD’s Zen4 architecture Xiaolong processor may also be listed, upgraded to 96 cores and 128 threads, Intel’s competitive pressure is not low .