Intel Xeon Gold 5220R + Xeon Gold 6226R Linux Performance @ Phoronix

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When the EVGA SR-3 was launched I started looking all over for a processor.  At the time there was only one that allowed overclocking and it was a smooth three grand AND not available.  The only alternative is the "Xeon (insert metal) Scalable Proceesors" which are not only locked but vary in price from just a few pennies to like 12 grand.

Seems excessive to me.

Phoronix has a review posted related to two Scalable Processors and how their performance reflects in Linux.  Much like with Windows, the drivers have a lot to do with overall performance so it will be interesting to see the results.

At the end of February Intel launched the Xeon Scalable "Cascade Lake Refresh" processors with a number of more aggressively priced SKUs with different core counts and clock speeds compared to the original Cascade Lake CPUs launched last year. Intel recently sent over the Xeon Gold 5220R and Xeon Gold 6226R processors and we've begun our Linux benchmarks of them. In this article is our initial look at their performance using a near-final build of Ubuntu 20.04 and seeing how the performance stacks up in raw performance and performance-per-dollar against the AMD EPYC competition.

I know my way around a Linux console but to be honest I know just enough to be dangerous and don't use it enough to really become an expert. 

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