Earlier this year STH contributor William Harmon reviewed the Supermicro 8048B-TR4FT server with four Intel Xeon E7-8870 V3 processors. In the process he made a video titled “Crushing Cinebench R15 with 72 cores / 144 Threads“. That video showed William posting huge Cinebench R15 benchmark numbers with the Intel Xeon E7 V3 series.
With today’s release of the Intel Xeon E7 V4 family, William is back at it now with some early sample Intel Xeon E7 V4 chips each with 24 cores/ 48 threads. This gives a total of 96 cores/ 192 threads.
Here is the video titled: Crushing Cinebench R15 v2 – Intel Xeon E7 V4 96 cores / 192 threads:
While by no means the target application of the Intel Xeon E7 V4 family, this does provide a good example of the increasing core count with the new chips. We expect production chips to run at least 15% faster than the early samples we were using and will update the video with newer chips once they arrive. Still, this is the first time many people will see 192 threads in the Windows Server 2012 R2 task manager:
For more about the the new Intel Xeon E7 V4 processors you can check out our latest piece: Intel Xeon E7 V4 Launched – Broadwell-EX Big Iron