Intel Xeon W9-3495 Sapphire Rapids, previously unknown 56-nuclear desktop processor

Intel Xeon W9-3495 Sapphire Rapids, previously unknown 56-nuclear desktop processor

Kernel.org found a reference to the previously unknown Intel processor of the Saphire Rapids family. The chip is called Intel Xeon W9-3495, and is believed to be part of the HEDT family of Sapphire Rapids for workstations.

The logs indicate that the processor supports 112 virtual streams, which means that 56 physical kernels are present on board.

Talking about Intel eventually releasing a new series of Core-X processors for workstations has been on the Internet since November last year. According to these rumors, the company can issue solutions for workstations that can offer up to 56 cores and replace Xeon-W Ice Lake models, as well as more accessible HEDT models that will receive up to 36 cores and succeed the Cascade Lake-X series. The latest leak with the Xeon W9 processor indicates that Intel is actually preparing high-performance processors for workstations.

Intel has not yet officially confirmed plans to release the new generation of HEDT processors. According to recent data, the release of the Sappire Rapids server models could be significantly delayed, possibly until next year. The desktop versions will be available later.