Intel W680 platform block diagram leaks ahead of launch of 12th Gen Alder Lake Xeon workstation processors

As the launch of Intel’s 12th Gen Alder Lake Xeon Workstation processors nears, the block diagram for the W680 platform has leaked.

Intel’s W680 Platform Detailed: Designed for 12th Generation Alder Lake Xeon Workstation Processors with all the benefits!

The latest leak comes from Momomo_USwhich revealed the official block diagram of the Intel W680 chipset which will soon be released to consumers. .

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Leaked Intel W680 platform block diagram for 12th Gen Alder Lake Xeon processors. (Image credits: Momomo_US)

So, coming to the feature list, Intel W680 is very similar to Z690 and has the same technical hierarchy. The 12th Gen Alder Lake Xeon W processors will come with flavors of DDR5-4800 and DDR4-3200 (in ECC) memory support. The processor will feature 16 PCIe Gen 5.0 lanes (PCIe slot) and 4 PCIe Gen 4.0 lanes (NVMe slot), eDP 1.4B, DP 1.4a and HDMI 2.0b connectivity for up to 4 independent display supports. On top of that, you should expect all of your standard Alder Lake tech to be built into the newer chips like Intel Deep Learning Boost (VNNI) and Gaussian Network Accelerator, which should help a little bit for game-specific workloads. personal work places.

As for what to expect from the upcoming Intel Alder Lake Xeon processor lineup, we already know from leaked slides that the Xeon W-3300 processors will feature various TDP configurations starting at 125W on ‘series’ parts. ‘K’ and followed by standard 65W and 35W ‘T’ series variants.

The processors will be connected to the PCH via an x8 DMI 4.0 link. As for the W680 PCH itself, it will offer increased PCH Gen 4.0 lanes, additional USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 (20G) ports (3 in total), increased PCIe 3.0 and SATA 3.0 lanes. There is also a discrete Maple Ridge Thunderbolt 4 (USB 4) on board the rig and with that you can expect the latest WiFi 6E and 2.5G Discrete Ethernet LAN for connectivity.

Overall, the W680 platform will be a big upgrade over the Rocket Lake W580 platform, especially considering that the 12th Gen Intel Alder Lake Xeon Mainstream processors might retain support. AVX-512 load. There’s a good reason why Intel is actively blocking its consulting partners from offering the technology on the Z690, B660 consumer motherboards and even though a few manufacturers offer a workaround for those who want to use AVX-512, it is really something that is designed just for the Xeon platform and Intel wants it to stay that way. The new consumer Intel Xeon lineup is expected to launch in the coming months.

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