Intel Granite Rapids-AP “LGA 7529” CPU Specs Leak: Xeon 6980P With Up To 128 P-Cores, 3.2 GHz At 500W

Intel Granite Rapids-AP “LGA 7529” CPU Specs Leak: Xeon 6980P With Up To 128 P-Cores, 3.2 GHz At 500W

Possible specifications of Intel's next generation. Granite Rapids-AP “Xeon 6” CPUs Leaked with 128 P-Cores.

Intel Xeon 6 P-Core Family to Feature CPUs with 128 P-Cores: Granite Rapids-AP 6980P, 6979P, 6972P and 6960P Leaked

The leaked details come from RainNymph, a member of the Intel Insiders Community. The member talked a little bit about the Intel Xeon 6 family and what we can expect from the next generation family as well.

First, we have to talk about the four Intel Granite Rapids-AP “Xeon 6” SKUs that have come out with their specifications. It is said that the specifications are part of the internal documents of Peking Lab, a key laboratory for bioorganic chemistry and molecular engineering located in Hong Kong, China. Labs will likely be key users of Intel's next-generation processors designed for HPC workloads such as molecular physics.

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The four SKUs include Intel Xeon 6980P, 6979P, 6972P and 6960P. The four Granite Rapids-AP CPUs have different core configurations ranging from 128, 120, 96, and 72 cores. All of these chips are based on the Redwood Cove P-Core architecture, which is the architecture featured on the Meteor Lake CPUs. The chips are rated at a TDP of 500W and run at base clocks of up to 2.7 GHz and boost clocks of up to 3.8 GHz. The naming scheme was also mentioned. YuuKi_AnS Based on just a few days ago, the four granites listed below fall into the Rapids-AP “Platinum” grade:

  • Xeon 6980P – 128 Cores (Redwood CPU-Cores) / 500W / 2.0-3.2 GHz
  • Xeon 6979P – 120 Cores (Redwood Cove P-Cores) / 500W / 2.1-3.2 GHz
  • Xeon 6972P – 96 Cores (Redwood Coupling-Cores) / 500W / 2.4-3.5 GHz
  • Xeon 6960P – 72 Cores (Redwood Coupling-Cores) / 500W / 2.7-3.8 GHz

Considering that Intel's Emerald Rapids (5th Gen Xeon) family has reached 64 cores, the Granite Rapids will offer double the core count. It also matches the maximum core count the classic Zen 5-based EPYC Turin chips are expected to feature. 128 cores while the Zen 5C is going up to 192 cores.. One thing we should mention is that the “AP” lineup is centered around a larger socket. Intel's BirchStream platform will come in two flavors. LGA 4710 for SP chips And Larger LGA 7529 socket for AP chips. Intel will also offer. 288 cores on its Sierra Forest e-core family.

Apart from the Xeon 6 stuff, the same member also mentioned that while the upcoming lineup will split CPUs into P-Core and E-Core variants, the successor “Xeon 7” will be both P-Core and E-Core. going to combine Again basic architecture. Some P-Core and E-Core variants may still be available for select customers.

As for platform specifications, Intel's Granite Rapids “Xeon 6” P-Core CPUs will come in 1S-8S configurations with up to 12 memory channels (DDR/MCR), 136 PCIe Gen5 lanes and CXL 2.0 support. The chips themselves will have different die SKUs starting with single compute chiplet, dual compute chiplet and three compute chiplet. So we can expect to see a lot of SKUs under the PCore family. The lineup is expected to follow the Sierra Forest which will make its official debut in the current quarter.

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