Supermicro W790 motherboard for Sapphire Rapids HEDT CPUs leaked

Videocardz got their hands on a photo of Intel’s SuperMicro W790 motherboard for next generation workstation/HEDT CPUs.

Below is what AI upscaling can do best given the very low resolution of the source image. In reality, this motherboard is the same one that a Canadian supplier had offered. This is an expensive workstation motherboard ($960) for the forthcoming 4th generation Xeon-W series, codenamed Sapphire Rapids-WS.

It has five PCIe X16 slots (most likely Gen5) and supports 8-channel memory. In addition, it has a redesigned heatsink for the chipset with the SuperMicro logo and supports three M.2 SSD drives.

There are two SuperMicro motherboards, one for the newer third generation Xeon based on Socket LGA-4189 (Socket P+) and the other for the older second generation Xeon using Socket LGA-3647 (Socket P). Surprisingly, each iteration has been updated to the latest PCI Express standard, reaching 5.0 for Sapphire Rapids.

Intel has yet to officially announce a release date for the new Xeon series, though reports claim that Sapphire Rapids for the HEDT market will be unveiled as early as February, with an April launch. This would be a long-awaited update to the Intel HEDT series, which has not received a new part since 2019.

Via video cardz

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