Intel Xeon Platinum 8490H "Sapphire Rapids" Performance Benchmarks

Written by Michael Larabel in Processors on 10 January 2023 at 01:00 PM EST. Page 9 of 14. 41 Comments.

When it comes to code compilation tasks not making use of any of the Sapphire Rapids accelerators, the Xeon Platinum 8490H was significantly faster over Ice Lake but trailed behind the EPYC 9654/9554 and commonly even the EPYC 9374F high-frequency SKU. Genoa carries the obvious core count advantage and in the case of the high frequency parts clocking higher than the 8490H for the code-bases with not as many source files that can be compiled concurrently.

The Xeon Platinum 8490H could build the Linux x86_64 kernel and all modules in 156 seconds, the same time as the EPYC 7773X Milan-X SKU.

For code compilation workloads the Xeon Platinum 8490H power consumption remained measurably higher than the other tested processors.

It would be interesting to see how the Sapphire Rapids SKUs with HBM2e memory perform for code compilation as it may make for a compelling case in build farms / continuous integration (CI) environments for just running off the HBM2e as system memory.

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