Intel ice lake processor shows up on server market
The Ice Lake processor series will be Intel's second processor series to use 10nm computing nodes. Today, we saw three new Geekbench 4 introductions, supporting rumors that we might see them land on the desktop market.
Ice Lake made its debut on mobile platforms very early and can usually be found on laptops. However, what is exciting is that Intel has finally shifted its focus from Ice Lake to desktops, even though it now seems to be the server market.
Twitter user TUM_APISAK discovered these three benchmarks and let us know what to expect from these new Ice Lake Xeon processors. The problematic unit is code-named Intel $0000. It is a 24-core, 28-thread CPU with a basic clock speed of 2.19 GHz and a boost clock speed of 2.89 GHz.
is also rumored that these new processors have native support for PCIe 4.0 and DDR43200 RAM modules. They will also be equipped with 1.25MB of L2 cache per core and a total of 36MB of L3 cache.
Anonymous users performed three benchmark tests, and all scores appeared to be fairly consistent. With such early benchmarks, we are certainly looking for engineering samples that may change.
Now that we have understood the working principle of this processor, we can start looking for other processors that can compete with it. The processor code-named $0000 scored 4100 points in the single-core test and 41972 points in the multi-core category.
At present, the Xeon Gold 621U single-core is about 4,772 points, and the multi-core is 38,420 points. The single-threaded task is about 16.4 points higher than the Ice Lake chip. However, its score in the multi-core test is slightly lower, at a disadvantage of 9.2%.
If you look at AMD’s Epyc processors, they have a similar 24-core 48-thread design. The Epyc 7402P has a single-core score of 4,498 and a multi-core score of 42,155. This results in the performance of the chip in the single-core process being 9.7% higher than in the Ice Lake part, but the performance in the multi-core process is roughly the same.
We may see these new Intel chips sometime this year, but for now, when we hear any news about Ice Lake desktop processors, we'll keep you posted.