4th Gen Intel Xeon outperforms competitors in real-world workloads

Since the launch of 4th generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors in January 2023, Intel has achieved significant performance improvements with industry-leading Intel gas pedal engines and improved performance per watt in key workloads such as artificial intelligence, data analytics, high-performance computing (HPC), and more.

Sep 6, 2023 - 12:08
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4th Gen Intel Xeon outperforms competitors in real-world workloads

The industry has taken notice: the 4th generation Xeon is rapidly gaining momentum, gaining acceptance from customers around the world and leading the way with many mission-critical workloads for a wide range of business applications.

"We talked about this at launch, and now we have concrete data to back it up: 4th generation Xeon leads the industry in delivering the workloads that matter most to customers," said Lisa Spelman, corporate vice president and general manager, Intel Xeon Products. - Like any credible news, data-driven proof helps dispel misconceptions and demonstrate Xeon's continued value and leadership among competitors."

In mainstream computing, accelerated time to retrieve information and access data

The most commonly deployed solutions on the market come with an average number of cores - a segment where per-core performance, power and throughput are the most important key performance metrics. Knowing this, Intel benchmarked the 4th generation 32-core Xeon processor against the best 32-core processor from competitors.

Basic benchmarks such as processor specifications are important, but do not provide complete performance information for customers whose workload needs continue to grow. The reality is that in the workloads most important to customers, such as database, networking, and storage operations, Xeon easily outperforms the competition by offering higher processor performance, higher performance per watt, and lower total cost of ownership (TCO). In addition, customers are seeing important green benefits in the form of reduced server counts, fleet power utilization and CO2 emissions.

Increased efficiency of artificial intelligence improves customer experience and drives revenue growth

The Xeon architecture is built for artificial intelligence, and Intel's software investments enable AI across all major frameworks, libraries and model types. Intel's testing demonstrates consistent processor leadership in AI workloads utilizing Intel® Advanced Matrix Extensions (Intel® AMX) advanced hardware acceleration technology.

More cores are not always the solution for optimal performance. Intel® AMX enables 4th Generation Xeon to scale at incredible speeds beyond what is possible with just the number of cores. This leading Intel AI engine is built into every Xeon core, something competitors don't have and customers can't take advantage of.

HPC leadership delivers faster performance in modeling, prediction, and predictive simulation

In testing industry HPC workloads, Intel compared its 56-core Intel® Xeon® CPU Max processor from the Intel® AVX-512 series to a competitor's top 96-core processor. Combining the best compute capabilities with high memory bandwidth and Intel HPC processors, Xeon Max processors deliver a 40 percent performance advantage over the competition in many real-world HPC workloads such as ground system modeling, energy and manufacturing.

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