But this is an early engineering sample
Intel is preparing not only 64-core Emerald Rapids processors, but also 144-core and even 288-core Sierra Forest. And such a processor appeared in the test for the first time.
A result of a 144-core CPU has appeared on Geekbench, the name of which is not specified. More precisely, the test was passed by a system based on the Beechnut City platform with two such processors, that is, it had a total of 288 cores. Let us remind you that Sierra Forest will only have small cores based on the Crestmont architecture — the same ones will appear in consumer Meteor Lake and Arrow Lake.
The test CPU had 144 cores with a frequency of 2.2 GHz, 108 MB of L3 cache and 64 MB of L2 cache.
Benchmark result — 855 and 7770 points in single-threaded and multi-threaded modes, respectively. These are low results, but the test CPUs were early engineering samples, so the results as a whole can be omitted.
Xeon Sierra Forest processors will be aimed at cloud data centers and will be direct competitors for AMD Epyc generation Bergamo, which offers a maximum of 128 cores. True, although these are Zen 4C cores and not Zen 4, they are technically identical, so the performance of one such core is likely higher than the Crestmon core. Additionally, Zen 4C cores support multi-threading, something Intel's smaller cores don't have.