Intel is going to release their latest Ice Lake-SP Xeon lineup next year. It will be based on the new Ice Lake 10nm+ ‘Sunny Cove’ core architecture. Intel has already released performance numbers of their Ice Lake Xeon CPUs. Intel has reported that these CPUs can deliver an 18% IPC jump over previous-gen Cascade Lake Xeon CPUs. The Ice Lake Xeon CPUs with their updated core architecture can achieve this feat. It is going to be competing against AMD’s high-core CPUs.
A new leak now revealed a few benchmarks of Intel’s 3rd gen Ice Lake-SP Xeon CPUs. This new leak confirms a 14 core and 28 thread part with their respective results in different tests.
The leaker Yuuki_AnS has revealed quite a few specs.
As we already talked about above, this new chip will feature 14 cores and 28 threads. It also has 17.5 MB of L2 and 21 MB of L3 cache onboard. The chip has a base clock of 2.0 GHz and boost clock of 4.0 GHz. Although, when running on all cores, the actual boost operating range is between 1.8 to 2.0 GHz.
This is attributed to the chip’s ES nature. The CPU will also consist of a 165W TDP. It will have a maximum operating temperature range of 105C. The chip will require an LGA 4189-5 socket.
The leaker has also confirmed that the chip will be part of the Xeon Silver 4300 line.
According to the leaker, it is expected to come out next year.
The Intel Ice Lake-SP Xeon CPU has 553.1 points in a single-core and 10038.4 points in the multi-core tests. This puts it on par with the Core i9-10900K.
The Core i9-10900K is Intel’s fastest gaming chip. It clocks up to 5.3 GHz. Sources have said that this is impressive for an engineering sample that’s operating at vastly lower clock speeds.
Now, about the multi-core tests. With 10038.4 points, the Xeon-SP ES CPU is almost as fast as the AMD Ryzen 9 3950X. The Ryzen 9 3950X CPU is a 16 core and 32 thread part. From the results, it is evident that the Xeon-SP CPU is in the same zone as Ryzen 5900X. Ryzen 5900X consists of 12 core and 24 thread parts. Thanks to the Zen 3 core architecture, the Ryzen CPU has a much higher multi-threaded performance over its predecessor.
It is noteworthy that the tests are performed with the latest CPU-z version. This new version of CPU-z utilizes the AVX-512 fully and contributes a lot to Intel’s performance.
The Intel Ice Lake-SP Xeon shows much slower performance without the AVX-512 acceleration. Without the AVX-512 acceleration, the chip scores 371.6 points in single-core and 6363 points in multi-threaded tests.
Fritz Chess is yet another benchmark. Here the Intel chip scored 19715 points. This is just a little faster than a first-generation Ryzen CPU with 8 core and 16 thread.
More specs of Intel Ice Lake-SP Xeon
Leaker Yuuki_AnS has also posted some pictures of the Intel Ice Lake-SP CPU.
The images show a soldered design having gold solder and a high-quality liquid metal thermal compound. The silicon comes in a separate package interposter. This sits on top of the main PCB. The chip is also exposed by this delid that otherwise remains hidden. This confirms that the chip makes use of an HCC (High Core Count) die rather than the XCC (Extreme Core Count) ones that allow for more cores.
Other major upgrades that Intel’s 10nm+ for Ice Lake-SP Xeon CPU will include are:
- 2.7x density scaling vs 14nm
- Self-aligned Quad-Patterning
- Contact Over Active Gate
- Cobalt Interconnect (M0, M1)
- 1st Gen Foveros 3D Stacking
- 2nd Gen EMIB