Quite a few benchmarks of the 3rd Gen Intel Ice Lake-SP Xeon processor have leaked, showing a 14-core 28-thread model in action and corresponding results in various benchmarks. The 10nm + Xeon Ice Lake-SP series will launch next year, as Intel recently confirmed, and is based on Ice Lake’s new Sunny Cove core architecture.
This is an engineering sample of the Ice Lake-SP Xeon Silver chip, which is in the early stages of development. It includes 14 cores, 28 threads, 17.5 MB of L2 cache and 21 MB of L3 cache. The informant YuuKi_AnS claims that the chip has a base frequency of 2 GHz and can increase it to 4 GHz in Boost mode, but when all the cores are working, you should not count on a frequency higher than 2 GHz.
This may in part be due to the fact that this is an ES series processor. The solution has a TDP of 165 W and a maximum operating temperature range of 105 ° C. The processor is designed for use with the LGA 4189-5 pad. The chip may be part of the Xeon Silver 4300 family, which is expected to launch next year, the source said.
In terms of benchmark results, the Intel Ice Lake-SP Xeon processor scored 553.1 points in the single-core and 10,038.4 points in the multi-core test. The single-core results are in line with the Core i9-10900K, which is Intel’s fastest gaming chip, clocked at up to 5.3GHz. This is an impressive result for an engineering sample running at significantly lower clock speeds. In multi-core tests, the Xeon-SP ES processor is about as fast as the Ryzen 9 3950X, which is a 16-core and 32-thread solution. That is, in terms of performance, this Xeon-SP should match the Ryzen 9 5900X, which is a 12-core and 24-thread solution. We already wrote earlier that 32-core Ice Lake-SP processors, according to Intel, will be faster than 64-core AMD Rome.
One point to note, however, was the latest version of CPU-Z, which takes full advantage of the AVX-512 instructions and is a major contributor to Intel’s high performance. Without AVX-512 acceleration, the Intel Ice Lake-SP Xeon ES processor is much slower and scores 371.6 points in single-threaded and 6363 points in multi-threaded tests. Other benchmarks include Fritz Chess, where the chip scored 19,715 points, just slightly higher than the first generation 8-core and 16-thread Ryzen.
The whistleblower also posted several photos of the Intel Ice Lake-SP processor, including with the lid open – it looks like the chip boasts high-quality liquid metal thermal paste. The processor uses an HCC (High Core Count) die, not an XCC (Extreme Core Count) die, which would allow for more cores.
The Intel Ice Lake-SP family will compete directly with AMD’s 7nm EPYC Milan processors based on the Zen 3 architecture, which offers a 19 percent increase in instructions executed per clock cycle.
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