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Intel’s unreleased Xeon “Sapphire Rapids” CPU has been delidded by “der8auer”


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German overclocker and modder der8auer managed to purchase an unreleased Intel Sapphire Rapids processor from eBay. Being known for its own delidding kits for various Intel CPUs, the overclocker immediately began this process. It should be noted that although the processor might have worked, there was no legal way to obtain a working motherboard for Sapphire Rapids CPUs, as those are still under an embargo. For years, Intel CPU engineering samples were easily available on the black market, sometimes even months ahead of launch. However, gaining access to a working motherboard would be a lot more complicated, because with access to a working CPU a lot more information could haven released.

 

The sample labeled as “Xeon vPRO XCC QWP3” is an unreleased server CPU that might offer up to 56 cores. This particular sample has not been tested and therefore its configuration is unknown. Der8auer goes through the process of delidding and then baking the CPU in order to remove individual chiplets from the processor.

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CPU: 2 x Xeon|E5-2696-V4 (44C/88T)
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