At the CES show in early 2019, Intel announced the Snow Ridge SoC processor for 5G wireless base stations based on the 10nm process, which was not officially released until the end of February, with the name Atom Atom P5900, but did not disclose specific specifications. According to the latest news, Snow Ridge’s successor is codenamed “Grand Ridge”, and this time, the detailed specifications are at an early glance.
The Grand Ridge will be manufactured using a 7nm process with a BGA package area of 47.5 x 47.5 square millimeters, with particular emphasis on Intel’s own 7nm HLL-plus process, which means it may not be available until 2023.
But the wait is worth it, and in addition to the advanced 7nm process, Grand Ridge’s other specifications are also attractive, with the CPU architecture based on the new Gracemont, with up to 24 cores integrated and a main frequency of up to 2.6GHz.
According to the previously announced official road map, the Gracemont Atom architecture is scheduled for release in 2021, but the initial product is unclear.
Memory support generation DDR5, dual channel, maximum frequency of 5600MHz, including desktop UDIMM, notebook-type SO-DIMM, network support for four 100GbE (100,000 megabit) ports, full duplex, or 20 50/25/10/5/2.5/1GbE ports.
PCIe 4.0 is supported on the extension, with up to 16 channels, with four USB 3.0s and four USB 2.0 sines.