First Intel Cooper Lake-SP 14-core / 28-thread CPU spotted in 3DMark's database
The most anticipated Intel CPUs for this year are probably the Comet Lake-S desktop processors and the Comet Lake-H laptop models that should be launching this spring, but Intel also plans to refresh its server-grade Xeon Scalable chips with a 3rd generation codenamed Cooper Lake. Of course, this is still going to be manufactured on the 14 nm nodes, no surprise here. However, the Cooper Lake family will bring the first X86-based processors to include AI training acceleration through a Deep Learning Boost feature that offers support for bfloat16 operations. Twitter user _rogame already spotted one of the first 3DMark entries for a Cooper Lake model, and it looks like it includes a DG1 iGPU.
Unfortunately, _rogame did not unveil any test results for the time being, still they are suggesting that the performance gains over the current gen Cascade Lake Xeon Scalable chips is not that great, plus the DG1 performance is still being tweaked by Intel, so it may not show significant gains either. The database entry does however specify that the chip has a [email protected] codename and comes with 14 cores / 28 threads clocked at 3.2 GHz (no boost frequencies), yet there will be models with 56 cores. The test bed also includes a WHITLEY motherboard that is also used to test the upcoming 10 nm Ice Lake-SP server chips and only 8 GB of RAM.
The test result may not turn out to be too reliable since server-grade CPUs are not usually optimized for 3DMark. This entry was probably added to the 3DMark database because there is a DG1 iGPU involved.
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