At Hot Chips 2023 (35) I managed to find an Intel Granite Rapids CPU and snap a selfie. This is Intel’s 2024 server CPU that we covered earlier in the Intel on Changing its Xeon CPU Architecture at Hot Chips 2023. It will be socket compatible with Sierra Forest the 144 core E-core CPU for 2024 as well.
Intel Granite Rapids Xeon Held at Hot Chips 2023
Intel had a Granite Rapids CPU at Hot Chips so I snapped two selfies with it, front and back side.
Intel has a lot more I/O on the next-gen parts.
Something that was very notable is that the Granite Rapids feels heavier. I did not have a scale, but it is easily physically larger than Sapphire Rapids. This is not a 5% larger, it is very easy to tell this is a bigger CPU and socket than Sapphire.
We learned a lot about Intel supporting PCIe Gen5, CXL, and MCR DIMMs and more at Hot Chips, along with the chiplet based approach.
This will also be two process nodes ahead of the current Sapphire Rapids Xeons and will not require a PCH in what is called “self-boot” capabilities.
I know we had a ton of content today. This was just a quick and fun one to show off the newest processor given we got to see it at a conference. Since I have a small collection of selfies with chips at this point like the NVIDIA H100, Intel Sapphire Rapids, Intel Sapphire Rapids HBM, and many more. Now we have some of Intel’s 2024 chip.
Now, I cannot wait until we get to do a real hands-on with the new chips.