Finally Sapphire Rapid AP (X) reached QS2 state now. Intel to bring us 36 Core 72 Thread 72 MB L2 cache 90 MB L3 cache max for next
Intel Next Core i9 Extreme Edition under covered.
( Maybe call Core i9 12980XE not sure or 13980XE due it releasing the same timeline as Raptor Lake S 13XXX series ) The Sapphire Rapid AP coming with full performance of Golden Cove SP microarchitect. support 8 CH DDR5 Up to 6400 80 Lanes PCIe 5.0 NEW VROC Technology with next-gen PCIe 5.0 NVME SSD support. ( 3rd party welcome Samsung / WD / Intel / ADATA / XPG and more NVME SSD Vendors also supports )
QS2 Engineering Sample
:cool: We'll need Intel ATX 3.0 PSU to working with Fishhawk Falls platform. :cool: More details about Intel ATX 3.0 from link below
Thus ASUS RAMPAGE VII EXTREME also need Intel ATX 3.0 based PSU too. There are starting from 16 C 18C 20C 24C 26C 28C 30C 32C 34C and 36C models TDP 205-270 watts release around September - October 2022.
Microsoft Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25381.1200 Intel Core i9 7980XE 2.6 GHz 020006F05 Microcode ASUS RAMPAGE VI EXTREME MODDED BIOS 3701 SAMSUNG ODESSEY G9 FIRMWARE 1017.0 NVIDIA RTX 4090 24GB GDDR6X NVIDIA GAME READY 536.09 WHQL 64GB GSKILL DDR4 16-18-18-36 3200MHz SAMSUNG EVO 970 PLUS 1 TB x 3 HARMAN JBL 9.1 Sound Bar DOLBY ATMOS 9.1
Thanks for the update! Would be interesting to see if they release a 36 core model in the core i9 space or if those are all going into Xeons. Would be nice with 36 core if price is reasonable but I'm not paying Xeon prices for a core i9 36 core.