In the past two years, in the face of AMD’s strong offensive, Intel, which is subject to the 14nm process, since the Galcier Falls platform of Cascade Lake-X processor was released, the HEDT platform has been ignored. AMD’s Ryzen Threadripper series is steady, further consolidating its leading edge on the HEDT platform. Due to the lack of competitors, AMD has also slowed down, and the Ryzen Threadripper series based on the Zen 3 architecture has become one of the few product lines without an updated architecture.
According to Twitter user @kopite7kimi
, Intel may make a comeback next year on the HEDT platform, launching the Fishhawk Falls platform of the Sapphire Rapids-X processor, which will be in the third quarter of 2022. Raptor Lake is likely to be released in the same quarter, which means that Intel’s next update in the desktop market is about a year away.
Sapphire Rapids-X is rumored to be equipped with up to 56 cores and 112 threads, manufactured with 10nm Enhanced SuperFin process, using LGA 4677 socket, providing up to 64 PCIe 5.0 channels, supporting 8-channel DDR5 memory. Obviously, this configuration is for professional workstations and extreme enthusiasts. The supporting device may be the W790 chipset, but recently there is news that there may still be an X699 chipset to target different users.