Intel’s high-end server chip – the Xeon W9-3495X 56-Core “Sapphire Rapids” CPU was tested by a YouTuber – resulting in astonishing performance numbers at the end.

With suitable hardware and cooling technology, the chip was able to clock 4.2GHz across all the cores and consume 1000W power at its peak! Well, this resulted in the CPU overshadowing the rival – AMD’s Threadripper Pro 5995WX count by 12%, scoring 53,817 points in the Geekbench 5 benchmark test.

A New World Record in Server CPUs

Catering to the growing needs of power-intensive tasks, both Intel and AMD are making some high-end server chips that can take huge workloads at any time. In this pursuit, Intel’s new Xeon W9-3495X 56-Core “Sapphire Rapids” CPU has scored a world record for the highest performance in a benchmark test.

As per Der8auer, the Xeon W9-3495X 56-Core “Sapphire Rapids” CPU was overclocked in a controlled environment at Intel’s US HQ, resulting in the chip noting a peak of 53,817 points in the Geekbench 5 benchmark test! This is 12% more than its AMD counterpart – the Threadripper Pro 5995WX.

Intel’s Xeon W9-3495X recorded a 4.2GHz clock speed across all its cores at its peak, which itself is a world record. And during this moment, the chip’s ideal power consumption was around 300-350W but spiked to over 1000W at one point.

This testing was done on a server-tier motherboard featuring the LGA 4677 socket and 192 GB of RDIMM (ECC) modules within an 8-channel configuration with DDR5-5600 speeds. For cooling, a 360mm AIO from Cooler Master was used. Though it wasn’t the best hardware to try this overclocking on, it still did the job.

Der8auer stated that this is just a teaser of what Intel’s CPU is capable of, as using the new Fishhawk Falls platform with proper cooling could yield around 4.6 GHz clock speeds across all the 56 P-Cores, giving even better results.


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