YuuKi AnS of Twitter has had the good fortune to test the most cutting-edge workstation and server processors from AMD and Intel. The IT enthusiast and digital artist ran the Cinebench R23 rendering benchmark on both an AMD EPYC Genoa two-processor (2P) system and an Intel Xeon Platinum 8480+ Sapphire Rapids 2P machine. The AMD Genoa Engineering Sample clearly wins as a result. Before continuing, though, a word of caution: YuuKi AnS acknowledges that the results should only be used “for reference only,” not as a guarantee of accuracy.
The way Cinebench either uses or reports processor cores is a bit of an oddity. The rendering benchmark seems to be restricted to 125C/256T in some way. The benchmarking app’s system details section makes it clear. Windows Task Manager, on the other hand, accurately identifies the AMD Genoa computer under test as a 2P system with a pair of 96C/192T processors operating in tandem. Therefore, it is obvious that Cinebench R23 should report and utilise 192C/384T of processing available, but it might not; it might currently only be able to process 125C/256T.
The test findings show that the Intel Sapphire Rapids 2P system is 38% slower than the AMD Genoa ES 2P system.
The AMD system has more cores, and Cinebench R23 responds well to core scaling, therefore this is the reason. Although Windows claims the AMD system has 71% more cores than Cinebench claims, the AMD machine actually has 14% more cores, and the benchmark would perform even better if it used all of them.
While customers are anticipating the release of Ryzen 7000 processors with the Zen 4 architecture at the end of this month, AMD’s EPYC Genoa components. YuuKi AnS posted a picture of an EPYC 9654 ES 96-core CPU a week ago. We don’t know for sure because AMD isn’t as forthcoming about its non-consumer-related commercial goals, but the Genoa launch might happen as soon as next month. We are currently in the second half of 2022, when these potent EPYC chips are expected to launch.