On the Web, the first tests of Intel Xeon processors from the Sapphire Rapids SP generation were published. Although these are engineering samples, it is still fascinating to see the results.
Four Xeon Platinum 8480+ and four Xeon Platinum 8345H were tested. The first system has 56 cores and the second only 28.
Although the results may not be comparable to real-world results due to their use of Sisoft Sandra, it is still better than nothing. The source also took the results from a system with four 28 core Xeon Platinum 8281L processors and two 64-core AMD Epyc 7742 processors.
The new Intel CPUs’ performance in the arithmetic test is not impressive. This test requires single-threaded performance. Although Xeon Platinum 7742+ is slightly faster than Epyc 7742 in the arithmetic test, it is not a significant difference. Secondly, the results of Xeon Platinum 8282L are almost identical. Thirdly, new Intel CPUs can already compete with the next generation Epyc Genoa processors based on Zen 4 architecture. These processors will offer up to 96 cores.
Both Intel’s new products perform poorly in multimedia tests, despite the large difference in core count in the case Xeon Platinum-8480+. This means that Intel’s new products are weaker against current AMD CPUs when all cores are involved in tasks.