Intel Xeon Platinum 8160: specs and benchmarks

Intel Xeon Platinum 8160

Summary

Intel started Intel Xeon Platinum 8160 sales 25 April 2017 at a recommended price of $4,702. This is Skylake (server) architecture desktop processor primarily aimed at professional systems. It has 24 cores and 48 threads, and is based on 14 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 3700 MHz and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is FCLGA3647 processor with a TDP of 150 Watt. It supports DDR4-2666 memory.

It provides good benchmark performance at 30.18 percent of a leader's which is AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X.

General info

Of Xeon Platinum 8160 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Type
Server
 
Series
Intel Xeon Platinum
 
Architecture codename
Skylake (server)
 
Release date
25 April 2017
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$4,702
 

Technical specs

Xeon Platinum 8160's quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Xeon Platinum 8160's performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.
Number of cores
24
 
Number of threads
48
 
Maximum frequency
3.7 GHz
 
L1 cache
1.5 MB
 
of 0.875 (Atom C3950)
L2 cache
24 MB
 
L3 cache
33 MB
 
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
Maximum core temperature
85 °C
 
of 110 (Atom x7-E3950)
64 bit support
+
 

Compatibility

Information on Xeon Platinum 8160 compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
Max number of CPUs in a configuration
8 (Multiprocessor)
 
Socket
FCLGA3647
 
Power consumption (TDP)
150 Watt
 
of 650 (Atom Z500)

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Xeon Platinum 8160. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Instruction set extensions
Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX, Intel® AVX2, Intel® AVX-512
 
AES-NI
+
 
AVX
+
 
vPro
+
 
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
+
 
Speed Shift
+
 
Turbo Boost
2.0
 
Hyper-Threading
+
 
TSX
+
 
Turbo Boost Max 3.0
-
 

Security technologies

Xeon Platinum 8160 technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
+
 
EDB
+
 

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Xeon Platinum 8160 are enumerated here.
VT-d
+
 
VT-x
+
 
EPT
+
 

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Xeon Platinum 8160.
Supported memory types
DDR4-2666
 
of 4266 (Ryzen 9 4900H)
Maximum memory size
768 GB
 
Max memory channels
6
 
Maximum memory bandwidth
119.21 GB/s
 
of 262.26 (Xeon Platinum 9221)
ECC memory support
+
 

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of Xeon Platinum 8160's supported peripherals.
PCIe revision
3.0
 
Max number of PCIe lanes
48
 
of 128 (EPYC 7551P)

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Xeon Platinum 8160. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

30.18

Passmark

24107

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Xeon Platinum 8160 is for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Relative perfomance

Overall Xeon Platinum 8160 performance compared to nearest competitors. All CPU types participate.

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