Intel’s Next-Gen 10nm Ice Lake-SP CPU Tested, Intel’s dual 28 Cores & 56 Threads Chips encounter A Single AMD EPYC 7742 64 Core CPU.
The most recent benchmarks of Intel’s next-generation Ice Lake-SP Xeon CPU server family have leaked out plus they show some interesting results in comparison with AMD’s current generation 3rd Gen EPYC Rome CPUs.
Within the Whitley platform, the Intel Ice Lake-SP CPU lineup will undoubtedly be composed of a number of Xeon chips. We’ve already seen 6 core and 24 core parts but the most recent one is really a 28 primary part and contains already been spotted by TUM_APISAK in the Geekbench database and Momomo_US as well in the SiSoftware data source.
The Intel Ice Lake-SP CPU was tested on a dual-socket server and features two of the chips. Each chip features 28 cores and 56 threads which gather to 56 cores and 112 threads altogether. Because the chip continues to be an early on engineering sample, it functions lower clock speeds of just one 1.5 GHz base or more to 3.20 GHz increase clocks. The CPU features 42 MB of L3 and 35 MB of L2 cache for a total of 77 MB cache. The 2S Ice Lake-SP server has been built with 512 GB of memory space which should become clocked at 3200 MHz and presented within an 8-channel configuration which is among the important highlights of the brand new Whitley platform.
The performance of the 2S Intel Ice Lake-SP server was evaluated within Geekbench 4 which does take advantage of the AVX-512 instruction set featured on Intel’s current & upcoming Xeon CPU families. In single-core checks, the server have scored up to 3443 points and in multi-core testing, the chip scored around 37317 points.
We used an individual EPYC 7742 access for comparison thus we have been comparing a complete of 64 cores and 128 threads from AMD against 56 cores and 112 threads from Intel. The AMD EPYC 7742 CPU very easily out performs the Intel chips in single-core tests that is because of the higher foundation clock speeds of 3.4 GHz versus 1.5 GHz on the Intel pieces. Simultaneously, the AMD system delivers around 35000 multi-core factors which are somewhat less than the Intel Ice Lake-SP parts. With last clock speeds, the Ice Lake-SP CPUs can simply outperform the AMD EPYC Rome components however the lead might not be as large as Intel had envisioned.
Intel Xeon SP Families:
|Family Branding||Skylake-SP||Cascade Lake-SP/AP||Cooper Lake-SP||Ice Lake-SP||Sapphire Rapids||Granite Rapids|
|Platform Name||Intel Purley||Intel Purley||Intel Cedar Island||Intel Whitley||Intel Eagle Stream||Intel Eagle Stream|
|MCP (Multi-Chip Package) SKUs||No||Yes||No||Yes||TBD||TBD|
|Socket||LGA 3647||LGA 3647|
|LGA 4189||LGA 4189||LGA 4677||LGA 4677|
|Max Core Count||Up To 28||Up To 28|
Up To 48
|Up To 28||Up To 56?||TBD||TBD|
|Max Thread Count||Up To 56||Up To 56|
Up To 96
|Up To 56||Up To 112?||TBD||TBD|
|Max L3 Cache||38.5 MB L3||38.5 MB L3|
66 MB L3
|38.5 MB L3||TBA (1.5 MB Per Core)||TBD||TBD|
|Memory Support||DDR4-2666 6-Channel||DDR4-2933 6-Channel|
DDR4 2933 12-Channel
|Up To 6-Channel DDR4-3200||Up To 8-Channel DDR4-3200||8-Channel DDR5||8-Channel DDR5|
|PCIe Gen Support||PCIe 3.0 (48 Lanes)||PCIe 3.0 (48 Lanes)||PCIe 3.0 (48 Lanes)||PCIe 4.0 (64 Lanes)||PCIe 5.0||PCIe 5.0|
|3D Xpoint Optane DIMM||N/A||Apache Pass||Barlow Pass||Barlow Pass||Crow Pass||Donahue Pass|
|Competition||AMD EPYC Naples 14nm||AMD EPYC Rome 7nm||AMD EPYC Rome 7nm||AMD EPYC Milan 7nm+||AMD EPYC Genoa ~5nm||AMD Next-Gen EPYC (Post Genoa)|
One thing to notice is usually that Intel’s 10nm for 2020 can be an improved node of the initial 10nm node that may mark its debut with the Tiger Lake CPUs. It’s marked as 10nm+ which is particularly what the Ice Lake-SP Xeon collection will make make use of of. A few of the main upgrades that 10nm will deliver consist of:
- 2.7x density scaling versus 14nm
- Self-aligned Quad-Patterning
- Contact Over Dynamic Gate
- Cobalt Interconnect (M0, M1)
- 1st Gen Foveros 3D Stacking
- 2nd Gen EMIB
The Intel Ice Lake-SP lineup will be straight competing against AMD’s enhanced 7nm based EPYC Milan lineup that may feature the newest 7nm Zen 3 core architecture that is confirmed to be among AMD’s biggest architectural upgrade because the original Zen core. Be prepared to see even more Intel & NVIDIA centered servers in the arriving months.