In December, Intel will release not only Core Ultra (Meteor Lake) mobile processors, but also 5th generation Xeon Scalable server chips. They are codenamed Emerald Rapids and will be supported by the Eagle Stream/LGA4677 platform. Samples of these processors are already being actively tested by the chipmaker and its partners, thanks to which the specifications of one of the new products are freely available.
The screenshots below show the characteristics of the engineering version of the Intel Xeon Platinum 8580 processor. This is a 60-core/120-thread “stone”, equipped with a total of 120 MB of second-level cache (2 MB per core) and 300 MB of shared L3 cache. According to this indicator, the new product is inferior to the older AMD EPYC Genoa, not to mention the Genoa-X family, but at the same time it is 2.6 times faster than the current Sapphire Rapids CPUs.
As for the benchmarks, the testing involved the engineering (ES2) version of the Xeon Platinum 8580, which is inferior in performance to the qualification or final version. Therefore, it is currently impossible to evaluate the performance of the new generation CPU Xeon Scalable. The official release of Intel Emerald Rapids chips is scheduled for December 14.