Intel Xeon W-3400/2400 series processor and W790 chipset: Detailed specifications and release schedule

Intel confirmed last month that the Sapphire Rapids HEDT/workstation processor and the corresponding Fishhawk Falls platform will be released on February 15 this year. Coming soon are the Intel Xeon WX-3400 series and Xeon WX-2400 series processors and the W790 chipset. Its direct competitor is AMD’s Ryzen Threadripper series, which is still the Zen 3 architecture for the time being and has not yet been upgraded to the Zen 4 architecture.

Although Intel has succeeded in Alder Lake and Raptor Lake, only 8 P-Cores are difficult to meet the needs of some application scenarios, and Sapphire Rapids can be configured with up to 56 P-Cores, which is obviously much more powerful and can bring a much-needed update to Intel’s HEDT/workstation processor product line. According to Wccftech, detailed information about Xeon WX-2400/3400 series processors and platforms, as well as specific release schedules, have been obtained.

  • Embargo Date: 15 Feb 2023 09:00 AM PT
  • Review Embargo: 22 Feb 2023 09:00 AM PT
  • Sales Embargo W-2400 + Intel W790 Chipset: 08 March to 22 March 2023
  • Sales Embargo W-3400: 12 April to 26 April 2023

It is understood that the official name of the new platform is “Expert 1S Workstation”, using the LGA-4677 socket. The Xeon WX-3400 series is equipped with up to 56 cores, supports up to 112 PCIe channels, and has eight-channel DDR5-4800 memory. The Xeon WX-2400 series is equipped with up to 24 cores, supports up to 64 PCIe channels, and has four-channel DDR5-4800 memory.

In addition, the models with the “X” suffix support overclocking, which can be understood as the successor of the Core-X model.