Sapphire Rapids

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Sapphire Rapids
Transistors7 nanometer or 10 nanometer transistors
PredecessorTiger Lake (Optimization)
SuccessorGranite Rapids (unknown)

Sapphire Rapids is the Intel CPU microarchitecture based on either the second refinement of the 10 nanometer process[1] or a new 7 nanometer process.[2][3] It will be used as part of the Tinsley workstation and server platform after 2020.[2]

Only very limited information on the desktop/mobile version of Sapphire Rapids exists as of January 2018. Difficulties with the 10 nm and 7 nm fabrication processes may result in the release being pushed back to 2021 at the earliest.[4]

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  1. ^ Eassa, Ashraf. "Here's How Intel Corp. Will Put Data Center Chips First". The Motley Fool. Retrieved 1 October 2017.
  2. ^ a b Lilly, Paul. "Intel's 12th generation 'Sapphire Rapids' core architecture may arrive in 2020". PC Gamer. Retrieved 1 October 2017.
  3. ^ "Intel "Sapphire Rapids" Micro-architecture Succeeds "Tiger Lake"". TechPowerUp. Retrieved 29 October 2017.
  4. ^ Rizvi, Imtiaz. "Intel Sapphire Rapids Teased For 2020, 12th Gen 7nm, Will Arrive After Ice Lake/Tiger Lake CPUs". SegmentNext. Retrieved 31 October 2017.