Intel's Core X series used to be the ultimate aspiration of enthusiasts, but with THE arrival of AMD's thread ripper, the Core X series soon lost its cool and is still stuck in 2019 with 18 cores at most, so that the Thread ripper of Zen3 architecture doesn't even bother to release.
Intel's next generation Fever platform was rumored to launch in the second quarter of next year, then delayed to the third quarter, and then Intel is said to have canceled the Core X series in favor of the station-based Xeon.
The latest reliable disclosures show that Intel has indeed changed its product planning,The 10nm Sapphire Rapids XEON Scalable server platform will evolve into two sets of workstation platforms, one high-end and one mainstream, which are positioned similar to the current Core X series but not purely for enthusiasts.
In terms of high-end platforms, it is confirmed that there will be up to 56 coresGolden Cove architecture, the acceleration frequency has been tested to exceed 4GHz, the final number is yet to be determined.
Core 12 is also being tested, but how the actual product will be defined is also unknown.
Memory supportEight-channel DDR5 ECC, up to 16, but the frequency is only 4400MHz with all of them plugged in. Only 8 of them can run to 4800MHz.
PCIe 5.0 is also available, with up to 112 channels.
Prices will certainly be high, and top models are expected to be available$3000- $5000 range.
In terms of the mainstream platform, which we're looking forward to with the Fever series, there's a lot of uncertainty because it's not expected to be released for another year.
Currently, the maximum number of cores is between 28 and 36, not much more, which is nothing compared to up to 64 cores for thread rippers.
Frequency is hard to say, expect some models to accelerate to 4.5ghz, or even 5GHz, but that's just a hope.
Depending on the load, topThe Power consumption of the Class II model can reach 270-400W, although it has not exceeded 300W in tests so far.
PCIe 5.0 is reduced to a maximum of 64, memory may be 8-channel DDR5 with no ECC support, or 4-channel DDR5 ECC, Intel has not decided yet.
Price? Why the top model1000 - $3000.