The initial Intel Sapphire Rapids-WS CPU makes its Geekbench debut. The Xeon W7-2495X CPU has been validated by a benchmark entry just one week before its official launch. This processor’s configuration has up to 24 and 48 threads, making it the flagship model of the forthcoming Xeon W-2400 series. Notably, Intel is also planning Xeon W-3400 series processors with up to 56 cores, which are likely to launch later.
The W7-2495X is listed as having a base frequency of 2.5 GHz and a boost of up to 4.6 GHz, but we already know that it should be up to 4.8 GHz. However, the CPU did not overclock on the Geekbench V5 Compute test. The Lenovo system, 30G9CTO1WW, was used to test the W7-2495X, and it has 128GB of DDR5 RAM installed. Although the motherboard’s name has not been verified, it is expected to be one of the future W790 series.
This CPU earned 1497 points in a single-core Geekbench test, although the majority of current desktop CPUs may already surpass 2000 points. Additionally, the W7-2495X scored just 24685 on the multi-core test. However, it is significantly slower than Core i9-13900K, which gets 2215 and 25267 points, respectively. The fact that 2495X ultimately outperforms AMD Threadripper Pro 5965WX is the only positive news. This is a Zen3 CPU with 24 cores and similar specifications. Based on these data, their single-core performance is the same, while Xeon is 12 percent faster in multi-core tests.
The Xeon Workstation Sapphire Rapids processors will be announced by Intel on February 15; however, official evaluations will not be available until February 22. Intel has yet to announce the launch date; however, it is anticipated that it will occur in mid-March.