Intel shows off Granet Rapids at Taipei Intel Innovation Event

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So, 10nm was rebranded Intel 7 right?

So dopes this mean that Intel 3 is ~6nm (10-(7-3)) or ~ 4.3nm (3/(7/10)) ?

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So, 10nm was rebranded Intel 7 right?

So dopes this mean that Intel 3 is ~6nm (10-(7-3)) or ~ 4.3nm (3/(7/10)) ?

:p
Well Intel 4 is their renamed 7nm process, and 3 is a refined version of it so I suppose it would be 7++, But it is using much of the same equipment that the TSMC 3nm process as there are so few options for equipment operating at that level.
 

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Consumer HEDT is dead.
There some rumors of a HEDT revision of Sapphire Rapids that could show up in 2023 on regular priced Dell 7960 Precision workstation type of price range, it would be an up to 24 instead of 56 cores, 4 channel of ECC ram up to 512 gig instead of 8 channel-4TB and 64 lanes of PCI Gen 5.0 lanes instead of 112.

The gap seem big enough for them to go with a regular very high price HEDT offering without cannabilizing the higher tier while still being higher enough than regular x90 desktop intel (twice the ram channel, same amount of lane than an regular threadripper but with twice the bandwith.
 

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Well Intel 4 is their renamed 7nm process, and 3 is a refined version of it so I suppose it would be 7++, But it is using much of the same equipment that the TSMC 3nm process as there are so few options for equipment operating at that level.
Sadly the "nm" designator has become totally meaningless these days. Once consumers started caring about it, it became an advertising feature, which means that they kept lowering the number to look cooler than the other guys. Companies basically just put out a smaller number when they make a new process, regardless of what, if any, actual shrinks there are.

At this point it is generally just better to ignore what process a thing is on, just look at the performance and power consumption.
 

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But will they have a HEDT offering with Granite Rapids?
The leaked Sapphire Rapids SKUs show `X` models which are likely unlocked like the old Xeon W-3175X. The new Xeon W5-3435X is a 16-core model and would be a great HEDT part even if it doesn't have the full 80 PCIe lanes. AMD did the same thing with with the DIY market Zen 3 Threadripper PRO launch a few months ago.
https://www.hwcooling.net/en/intel-sapphire-rapids-hedt-processor-skus-leaked-up-to-56-cores/

The Threadripper PRO 5945WX with just 12 cores still has the full 128 PCIe lanes and is highly overclockable with unlocked multipliers. This is the new HEDT, and it's better than the old ones from both Intel and AMD. Finally there's an unlocked workstation-class platform with all the PCIe lanes you want and ECC memory support.
https://www.amd.com/en/processors/ryzen-threadripper-pro
 
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