Intel’s next-gen Xeon Granite Rapids-SP processors are slated to land sometime in late 2024. These chips will feature an advanced chiplet architecture with up to four dies/tiles and a core count of up to 512 E-cores. The LGA 7529 socket is designed for the Granite Rapids-SP and Sierra Forest processors. The former will feature 120-132 Redwood Cove “P” cores, and the latter will pack up to 384 or 512 Crestmont cores across four chiplets.
The LGA 7529 motherboards will come with 12-channel DDR5-6400 memory alongside 96 PCIe Gen 5 lanes. There’s a PCIe 5.0 Mini Cool Edge IO (MCIO) connector with support for additional 16 lanes. The VRMs on the board are designed to power a massive server chip with a TDP of 400-500W.
The LGA 7529 socket is over twice as large as the LGA 4189, powering the 1st Gen Cooper Lake-SP and 2nd Gen Ice Lake-SP. AMD plans to launch its Bergamo lineup with up to 128 Zen 4c cores later this year, followed by Turin, boasting an incredible core count of up to 256 in late 2024.