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It seems that they went head-to-head between AMD as well on the server-grade category.

Or maybe scared of the AMD Naples threat?

For those who are into the Intel Xeon market (like me – since I’m running a Xeon-based PC), you might have noticed that Intel is just slowly adding core counts on its releases on the past few years.

Though many people are seemingly still on the AMD’s Ryzen hype train – and even though we’re hearing about rumors of a CPU with 12 cores / 24 threads or even 16 cores and 32 threads, AMD Naples was the deal when it comes to server/datacenter/prosumer markets (in short, enterprise markets), though, Intel is seemingly not happy about it.

On a recent Geekbench result, our source spotted that an Intel Xeon which has 32 cores and 64 threads is running on the wild – though we already know of the 28 cores / 56 threads CPU for some time now. Seeing this result makes us think that Intel won’t let AMD to gain its supposed market share – because AMD Naples might be the comeback for AMD on the enterprise market.

Details regarding the Intel Xeon spotted at Geekbench (image retrieved from source)

Of course, we won’t question why a compute engine from Google runs this CPU, but as we see it, here is what we know as of now:

The CPU runs on 2.30GHz, with L3 cache of 46MB, and and of course, a 32-core / 64-thread single processor. 

List of tests that were run using the said CPU (image retrieved from source)

The said chip manages up to 52958 in Geekbench 4 multi-core and 4012 in single core. Compared to the current top end 24 core 48 thread that clocks at 2.4 GHz, we are seeing a quite sizeable performance increase. We should also see support for AVX 512, the new UPI (Ultra Path Interconnect) that replaced QPI and the new Storm Lake Omnipath Architecture interconnect – google these for deep explanations, tho.

(image retrieved from source)

The chip itself is mysterious as Intel didn’t previously mentioned anything about a 32 core CPU, with only 28 cores being the official maximum. This new chip, like we said before, might be a response to AMD’s new Naples platform which offers 32 cores and 64 threads as well.

Because the enterprise market is the largest and most lucrative among all consumer markets, it’s no surprise that Intel will do anything necessarily to maintain their market share.

Source: eTeknix