Intel Xeon CPU Max 9480 Benchmark, Test and specs

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The Intel Xeon CPU Max 9480 has 56 cores with 112 threads and is based on the 3. gen of the Intel Xeon CPU Max series. The processor uses a mainboard with the LGA 4677 socket and was released in Q1/2023.
Intel Xeon CPU Max 9480

At a glance

Name: Intel Xeon CPU Max 9480
Family: Intel Xeon CPU Max (5)
CPU group: Intel Xeon CPU Max 9000 (5)
Architecture: Sapphire Rapids
Technology: 10 nm
Segment: Desktop / Server
Generation: 3
Predecessor: --
Successor: --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The Intel Xeon CPU Max 9480 has 56 CPU cores and can calculate 112 threads in parallel. The clock frequency of the Intel Xeon CPU Max 9480 is 1.90 GHz (3.50 GHz). The number of CPU cores greatly affects the speed of the processor and is an important performance indicator.

CPU Cores / Threads: 56 / 112
Core architecture: normal
Cores: 56x
Hyperthreading / SMT: Yes
Overclocking: No
Frequency: 1.90 GHz
Turbo Frequency (1 Core): 3.50 GHz
Turbo Frequency (56 Cores): --

Memory & PCIe

The processor can use up to 4096 GB memory in 8 (Octa Channel) memory channels. The maximum memory bandwidth is 307.2 GB/s. The memory type as well as the amount of memory can greatly affect the speed of the system.

Memory type: Memory bandwidth:
DDR5-4400
DDR5-4800
281.6 GB/s
307.2 GB/s
Max. Memory: 4096 GB
Memory channels: 8 (Octa Channel)
ECC: Yes
PCIe: 5.0 x 80
PCIe Bandwidth: 315.0 GB/s

Thermal Management

The thermal design power (TDP for short) of the processor is 350 W. The TDP specifies the necessary cooling solution that is required to cool the processor sufficiently. The TDP usually gives a rough idea of the actual power consumption of the CPU.

TDP (PL1 / PBP): 350 W
TDP (PL2): --
TDP up: --
TDP down: --
Tjunction max.: --

Technical details

The Intel Xeon CPU Max 9480 is made in 10 nm. The smaller the manufacturing process of a CPU, the more modern and energy-efficient it is. Overall, the processor has 112.50 MB cache. A large cache can greatly speed up the processor's speed in some cases such as games.

Technology: 10 nm
Chip design: Chiplet
Socket: LGA 4677
L2-Cache: --
L3-Cache: 112.50 MB
AES-NI: Yes
Operating systems: Windows, Linux
Virtualization: VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
Instruction set (ISA): x86-64 (64 bit)
ISA extensions: SSE4.2, AVX2, AVX-512
Release date: Q1/2023
Release price: 12980 $
Part Number: --
Documents: Technical data sheet

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