A GB5 benchmark of Intel’s upcoming Sapphire Rapids-SP has been spotted (via: Benchleak). Featuring 56 cores and 112 threads, this modular chip will be one of the fastest from Team Blue, yet. In addition, it’ll pack 105MB of L3 cache and 2MB of L2 cache per core for a total of 110MB. Although a fat increase over Ice Lake-SP, this is still a far cry from the 288MB and 800MB of cache found on AMD’s Epyc Milan and Milan-X flagships, respectively.
With Genoa being prepped for a late 2022 launch, Sapphire Rapids-SP will have an uphill battle ahead of it especially if the volume deployment gets pushed to 2023. The single-threaded Geekbench 5 test indicates a measly 3% improvement over Ice Lake-S on account of the low boost clocks.
The multi-threaded benchmark saw a notable uplift in performance with a 40% lead over the 28 core Ice Lake SKUs. Although a healthy gain over its predecessor, it will be far from enough to challenge AMD’s 96 core Genoa offerings.