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Intel HEDT/Workstation to Arrive in April: All You Need to Know about Sapphire Rapids-WS/W790


The Intel HEDT/Workstation series, long awaited by many users, will finally be introduced in April, reports PCGamesHardware. However, according to the source, the announcement may take place as early as February. The new line is expected to be aimed at content creators with big budgets.

Based on future server products, Intel Sapphire Rapids-WS/W790 is expected to hit the market in April 2023. The prices for the novelty have not yet been confirmed, but judging by the configurations, they will be high. According to the leak, the flagship Xeon W9-3495X processor will have 56 cores and 112 threads, as well as a TDP of 350W (default). In addition, customers will be able to overclock at least five models.

Upgrading to new processors will require a new motherboard, which means moving to DDR5 and PCIe Gen5 standards. This will also entail an increase in the cost of updating the system. It is worth noting that in recent years, consumer platforms have caught up with the HEDT line, offering processors with 16 or more cores.

The new AMD Threadripper PRO 7000 and 4th generation Xeon-WS are expected next year and will also require a new motherboard. Thus, the choice of a new system will be associated with high costs. However, with different configurations, customers will have more flexibility in configuring the system for better performance.

The Intel HEDT/Workstation series is expected by many users, and the announcement in February will give them more details about the new line. However, while prices for new items have not been confirmed, the choice of a new system will be associated with high costs.