The latest 24-core Intel Xeon W7-3455 lost in the first test not only to the 24-core Threadripper Pro 5965WX, but also to the 16-core Ryzen 9 7950X
Xeon X7-3455 tested in V-Ray 5
On February 15, Xeon W-3400 (Sapphire Rapids) processors for workstations will officially premiere, but one of the – Xeon W7-3455 – already tested using the V-Ray 5 benchmark.
The CPU scored 26 175 points in the multi-threaded test. And this is not the best result. For comparison, its direct competitor – 24-core Ryzen Threadripper Pro 5965WX – scores over 30 000 points. And even the 16-core Ryzen 9 7950X with its 29 200 points ahead.
The poor result of the Xeon W7-3455 can be explained one that was probably tested on a production CPU, but an early sample. But, nevertheless, such a decent lag behind the usual user models is alarming.
Xeon X7-3455 has at its disposal only “large” kernels – Golden Cove, so with 24 cores it can run exactly twice as many – 48. Base frequency – 2.5 GHz, maximum – 4.8 GHz. The CPU is expected to have 67.5MB of L3 cache and a TDP of 270W.