Intel confirmed that the Golden Cove kernels will be used as part of the coming SAPPHIIRE RAPIDS-X. The company has released another patch for the Linux kernel, adding support for new platforms in which the manufacturer has changed a comment relating to the features of the future Xeon Scalable 4th generation server processors.
Intel in every way refuses to openly share information about the future series of SAPPHIRE RAPIDS server processors. However, new comments to supported platforms confirm that Sapphire Rapids and Alder Lake use the same Golden Cove core architecture.
Thus, it also confirms that server chips will be made on the 10-nm ENHANCED SUPERFIN process using the ALDER LAKE client processors. VideoCardz portal with reference to sources among maternal manufacturers reports that companies are already developing their decisions with support for new processors.
One of the engineering samples of Intel Xeon Scalable 4th generation has previously flashed in the news, including the prepared form. Then it turned out that the layout of the chip consists of four crystals combined with a common substrate.
SAPPHIRE RAPIDS processors series are attributed to 56 cores, support for eight-channel DDR5 memory with a frequency of 4800 MHz, up to 80 PCI Express 5.0 lines, as well as a number of other interesting technologies. For example, some models of the series are attributed to the Equipment of the HBM2E memory of up to 64 GB.
The Sapphire Rapids series processors will be designed to work as part of motherboards with LGA4677-X connector. Announcement of the new family will be either at the end of this year, or at the beginning of the following.