Intel and AMD both have two high-powered server processors launches coming up next year which are set to shake up the enterprise market.
Intel is the runaway market leader with its Xeon family of processors,
but AMD is making slow and steady progress to challenge that market share with its EPYC processors.
During the first half of 2019, the fight will continue with the 14nm++ Cascade Lake-AP Xeon processors,
while AMD will be fielding its 7nm Zen 2-based “Rome” EPYC processors.
Much to our pleasure, leaked Cinebench R15 numbers have made their way to the internet courtesy of HKEPC.
Not only do we have results from the range-topping 48-Core Cascade Lake-AP Xeon,
Both results are in a 2P (dual CPU) configuration, which means that we’re looking at a total of 96 cores and 192 threads for the Intel rig along with 128 cores and 256 threads for the AMD system.
No matter which way you look at it,
this is some rather serious processing muscle that will be at the disposal of customers in the coming months.
The Intel system has two Xeon processors with a reported clock speed of 2.5GHz along with 24-channel DDR4-2667 memory. When all was said and done, the Intel Xeon 2P system put up a Cinebench R15 score of 12,482.
Although we don’t have any particulars with regards to the memory configuration of the EPYC 2P system, the processors are reportedly running at just 1.8GHz. Even so, the AMD rig pulled down a result of 12,861 putting it slightly ahead of the Intel offering. Now of course, there are a lot of variables to consider here (Intel’s clock speed advantage versus AMD’s core/thread advantage and the fact these likely aren’t production chips), but either processor at this point is a beastly offering.