New tests have arrived
As we have seen, the new Intel Xeon Scalable processors of the Sapphire Rapids generation often cannot compete with the latest AMD Epyc Genoa monsters, and sometimes even lose to the previous generation of Epyc. But it is not all that bad. New benchmarks show that Intel has done a great job of supporting AVX-512 instructions.
No, even here the 60-core Xeon 8490H cannot catch up with the 96-core Epyc 9654, however, firstly, the activation of AVX-512 allows the new Intel product to catch up with a competitor that works without AVX-512, and secondly, to close the gap when these instructions are activated both CPUs. Thirdly, you can see that the gain from activating AVX-512 in an Intel processor is significantly higher both in comparison with Epyc and in comparison with its predecessor.
Thus, taking into account other advantages of the new Xeons, new CPUs may be a good choice for a number of tasks for a number of clients