According to a roadmap we shared a few days ago, we are still more than a year away from the release of consumer Intel Sapphire Rapids CPUs. However, considering there are already benchmarks of dual-socket systems equipped with Sapphire Rapids CPUs, the server-grade processors might be coming sooner rather than later.
A Geekbench 4 entry shared by @benchleaks shows a system with two CPUs from the “Family 6 Model 143 Stepping 2”, also known as Sapphire Rapids. Each processor has 20x cores and 40x threads, 75MB of L3 cache, 20MB of L2 cache, and a base frequency of 1.5GHz, but according to Geekebench, it reached 4.7GHz.
For a server-grade processor, 4.7GHz seems a tad bit exaggerated, but it’s unclear if the benchmark has wrongfully detected the clock frequencies. However, such clock speed should be within reach of the consumer series Sapphire Rapids CPUs.
[GB4 CPU] Unknown CPU
CPU: Genuine Intel $0000%@ (40C 80T [2 CPUs])
Min/Max/Avg: 4628/4706/4693 MHz
CPUID: 806F2 (GenuineIntel)
Scores, vs AMD 5800X
Single: 1340, -81.1%
Multi: 31666, -23.3%https://t.co/0nM502kbSo
— Benchleaks (@BenchLeaks) July 6, 2021
As for the benchmark results, the Sapphire Rapids system scored 1340 in the single-core tests and 31666 in the multi-core tests. Comparing these scores to the Ryzen 5800X, it’s 81.1% lower in the single-core benchmark and 23.3% lower in the multi-core benchmark, despite featuring 2x 20C/40T processors. Given the difference, the 4.7GHz looks even less accurate.
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KitGuru says: We are still a year away from Sapphire Rapids processors hitting the market, so we expect to see improvements on future revisions.