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Intel has officially launched the workstation-focused versions of its Sapphire Rapids Xeon processors, claiming an almost 30 percent boost in performance per core users when compared to its previous platform. The latest updates to the Intel Xeon W processor portfolio, the new chips are based on the same technology as the 4th …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    "Got that?"

    Honestly no. Further I also find the naming scheme difficult to determine generations, for instance I thought there already was a W-2400 :-/ I don't mind to look at the parts in a table view to read the specs but, every time I find specs to read I'm constantly asking myself "Are these the latest ones?". Of course it could be that I'm older but I find modern naming schemes extremely obfuscated.

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Gooooood give AMD some competition and an incentive to pull their fingers out and get a multiplier-unlocked Genoa-based Threadripper out there :D

  3. elsergiovolador Silver badge


    On 30th February during the fool's moon.

    I mean why Intel keep doing this?

    A little bit more cores here, some extra clock there. Boring.

    They have wasted so many years where they could have come up with something better than Apple.

    Nope. Another "new" Intel CPU.

    1. Philippe

      Re: 30%

      I wonder how good of an Hackintosh you can build with those?

  4. David Pearce

    56 Cores

    So only useful for massively threaded applications then

    1. Korev Silver badge

      Re: 56 Cores

      Or running lots of VMs?

      Which could easily get IO bound -->

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