Up to 500W TDP for Granite Rapids & Sierra Forest


Small leak of information about the next platform for Xeon processors from Intel. We learn that the TDP of the Granite Rapids and Sierra Forest CPU families will be up to 500W! Prepare the cooling systems, you will need them!

500W of TDP for the Granite Rapids and Sierra Forest!

Intel Xeon Granite Rapids & Sierra Forest TDPFor the time being, the information comes from the forum bilibili which gives us some indications on what will be the Avenue City platform of Intel. As a reminder, the latter will be responsible for hosting the future Xeon processors of the blue.

On the menu, the reference platform lands with a dual socket LGA-7529. The card also measures 16.7″ x 20″ (42.4 x 50.8 cm) and offers a total of six PCIe 5.0 x16 by having a 20-layer PCB. But most importantly, it will be able to accommodate CPUs with a TDP of up to 500W! To get an idea, Sapphire Rapids, the Xeon Wx-2400 and Wx-3400, is 350W of TDP at the most. Quite a difference.

Moreover, we must keep in mind that these are CPUs that will embark up to 128 cores and 256 threads. On the memory side, we will have the right to twelve memory channels with DDR5 support at 6400 MT/s. The Granite Rapids chips will have P-Core optimized for performance/cores, while Sierra Forest will focus on efficiency/cores and E-Core.