Intel is preparing the Xeon W-2500 to compete with the Threadripper 7000 series
November 5, 2023

Intel is preparing the Xeon W-2500 to compete with the Threadripper 7000 series

Intel is preparing to introduce its powerful new Xeon W-2500 processors in direct response to the recently announced Ryzen Threadripper 7000 series by AMD.

Novi “leaks” a well-known source @yuuki-ans revealed interesting details about the upcoming series Xeon W-2500codenamed “Sapphire Rapids Refresh”, designed for high-end desktop computers (HOT) and workstations.

This information provides insight into these new chips, showing their impressive specifications and potential to compete with AMD-‘s processors, he reports XDA-Developers.

The Intel Xeon W-2500 brings an increase in the number of cores

One of the most important features of future processors from Intel is the increase in the number of cores, promising more power for multi-threaded tasks. The new chips will use the same LGA 4677 socket as their predecessors, the W-2400 series, ensuring compatibility with existing W790 series motherboards.

According to the leaked information, the most powerful processor in the W-2500 series is the W7-2595X, with an impressive 26 cores, 52 nits, a base frequency of 3.5 GHz and an impressive boost frequency of 4.8 GHz. This processor also comes with a large 48.75 MB L3 cache and has a TDP of 250W. In comparison, the W7-2495X offers 24 cores, 28 threads and 45MB of cache. Next is the Xeon W7-2575X with 22 cores, 44 threads, 3.0 GHz base frequency, 4.8 GHz boost frequency, 45MB L3 cache and 240W TDP.

A diverse selection of Sapphire Rapids Refresh series

The Xeon W-2500 series doesn't stop there. It includes different options to meet different needs. The W5-2565X has 18 cores and 36 threads, while the W5-2555X offers 14 cores and 28 threads. Further down the line you can find the W5-2545 with 12 cores and 24 threads, and the W3-2535 with 10 cores and 20 threads. The series is closed by the W3-2525, an entry-level processor with 8 cores, 16 threads, a base frequency of 3.5 GHz, a maximum TurboBoost frequency of 4.5 GHz, 22.5 MB of L3 cache and a TDP of 175W.

These new processors don't just bring raw power. They support quad-channel DDR5-4800 memory, ensuring fast and efficient data access. They also come equipped with a large 64 PCIe Gen5, ensuring fast data transfer for various applications.

Leaks suggest that Intel intends to compete seriously with AMD's Threadripper 7000 series. As the battle for supremacy in the high-end desktop and workstation market heats up, consumers can expect an exciting selection of options from Intel and AMD, which promise to take the computing experience to the next level.