Watch out AMD: Intel is preparing a massive 120-core CPU

A slide deck allegedly from an Intel presentation, has been leaked on Twitter (opens in new tab) showing what appears to be the next generation of Xeon processors, Intel’s server and workstation products. 

Of particular interest is a slide titled “Granite Rapids-AP on Birch Stream-AP” that refers to a CPU with a whopping 120 cores, twice the number in Intel’s top of the range processor, the Xeon Platinum 8490H CPU, a $17,000 monster with 60 cores and a TDP of 350W.