While the consumer PC world tries to settle in with Intel’s recently launched 10th generation Comet Lake-S processor, it looks like the semiconductor maker could already be hard at work with its next generation Xeon processors. Specifically, it is reportedly working on the Ice Lake-SP Xeon CPUs that are based on a 10nm die lithography.
The rumour comes by way of Thai-based serial leakster, APISAK (@TUM_APISAK), who tweets that one of the alleged Ice Lake-SP Xeon CPU will be based on the more efficient 10nm die lithography, and will have a 24-cores, 48-threads layout. Moreover, the processor will have a base and boost clock of 2.19GHz and 2.89GHz, respectively.
1 Processor, 24 Cores, 48 Threads
GenuineIntel Family 6 Model 106 Stepping 4
Base Frequency 2.19 GHz
Maximum Frequency2.89 GHz
— APISAK (@TUM_APISAK) June 1, 2020
Now, those frequencies aren’t very high, especially since Intel’s Core i9-10900K has a written boost clock of 5.3GHz. However, considering the nature of Xeon CPUs and the number of cores Intel is fitting on to the 10nm die lithography, its prowess may undoubtedly be seen through other aspects and applications.
The leak also seems to suggest that the 24-cores, 48-threads Xeon CPU variant will have a 1.25MB L2 cache per core, which is a 25% increase from the current Skylak-SP CPU.
Once again, the leak of information regarding the alleged Ice Lake-SP Xeon CPU has yet to be confirmed by Intel and is, therefore, nothing more than hearsay. As such, we advise you to take this bit of news of with a very liberal sprinkling of salt.