Intel Xeon W9-3495X unlocked 56-core Sapphire Rapids CPU appears on Geekbench

The Xeon W9-3495X offers 56 cores at 350W TDP

Intel’s first Sapphire Rapids for workstation tested ahead of launch.

The CPU maker is preparing two product series for the Xeon Workstation series, namely the W-3400 and W-2400 lineups. The specs of these CPUs are well known at this point, and we also know that the Xeon W9-3495X is the flagship Sapphire Rapids processor for such systems.

The Geekbench entry confirms that the CPU features 56 cores (but no mention of HyperThreading support). This is the highest configuration available with the new Sapphire Rapids silicon. The CPU has a base clock of 1.9 GHz and boost up to 4.6 GHz. Furthermore, the processor reportedly has 105MB of L3 Cache and 56MB of L2 cache.

This system was paired with 128GB of DDR5-4800 memory, which is supported by the platform called “Fishhawk Falls”. This memory was installed onto the Supermicro X13SWA-TF motherboard, which had already been leaked in December.

Intel Xeon W9-3495X, Source: Geekbench

In terms of performance, the single-core score is 15% lower than Threadripper PRO 5995WX, at 1284 points. Multi-core performance is a bit more complicated to calculate because Geekbench has Threadripper performance data all over the place. However, after looking at most recent tests, it can easily reach 40K points.

Intel Xeon W9-3495X, Source: Geekbench

Intel has already confirmed that the Xeon W3400/2400 series will launch on February 15th. It is very likely that some reviewers may already have access to these CPUs, otherwise it could be the motherboard company testing the processor themselves.

Intel Xeon Sapphire Rapids Workstation SKUs Cores/Threads Base Clock Max Boost Clock L3 Cache TDP
Intel Xeon W-3000 Series (8-channel DDR5-4800)
Xeon W9-3495X
Xeon W9-3475X
Xeon W7-3465X
Xeon W7-3455
Xeon W7-3445
Xeon W5-3435X
Xeon W5-3433
Xeon W5-3425
Xeon W5-3423
Intel Xeon W-2000 Series (4-channel DDR5-4800)
Xeon W7-2495X
Xeon W7-2475X
Xeon W5-2465X
Xeon W5-2455X
Xeon W5-2445
Xeon W5-2435
Xeon W3-2425
Xeon W3-2423

Source: Geekbench via BenchLeaks

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