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 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 EPYC 7763.

General info

Of Xeon Platinum 8160 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

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Value for money (0-100)
0.42
 
Market segment
Server
 
Series
Intel Xeon Platinum
 
Architecture codename
Skylake
 
Launch date
25 April 2017 (4 years ago)
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$4,702
 
Price now
$6963 (1.5x MSRP)
 

Technical specs

Basic microprocessor parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters can generally indicate CPU performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.

Physical cores
24 (Tetracosa-Core)
 
Threads
48
 
Base clock speed
2.1 GHz
 
of 4.7 (FX-9590)
Boost clock speed
3.7 GHz
 
L1 cache
1.5 MB
 
of 0.875 (Atom C3950)
L2 cache
24 MB
 
L3 cache
33 MB
 
Chip lithography
14 nm
 
of 5 (Apple M1)
Maximum core temperature
85 °C
 
of 110 (Atom x7-E3950)
64 bit support
+
 

Compatibility

Information on Xeon Platinum 8160 compatibility with other computer components and devices: motherboard (look for socket type), power supply unit (look for power consumption) etc. Useful when planning a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. Note that power consumption of some processors can well exceed their nominal TDP, even without overclocking. Some can even double their declared thermals given that the motherboard allows to tune the CPU power parameters.

Number of CPUs in a configuration
8 (Multiprocessor)
 
Socket
FCLGA3647
 
Thermal design power (TDP)
150 Watt
 

Technologies and extensions

Technological capabilities 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 Technology
2.0
 
Hyper-Threading Technology
+
 
TSX
+
 
Turbo Boost Max 3.0
-
 

Security technologies

Processor technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

TXT
+
 
EDB
+
 

Virtualization technologies

Supported virtual machine optimization technologies. Some are specific to Intel only, some to AMD.

VT-d
+
 
VT-x
+
 
EPT
+
 

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Xeon Platinum 8160's memory controller. Depending on the motherboard, higher memory frequency may be supported.

Supported memory types
DDR4-2666
 
of 4266 (Ryzen 9 4900H)
Maximum memory size
768 GB
 
Max memory channels
6
 
Maximum memory bandwidth
128.001 GB/s
 
ECC memory support
+
 

Peripherals

Specifications and connection types of supported peripherals.

PCIe version
3.0
 
PCI Express lanes
48
 
of 128 (EPYC 7551P)

Benchmark performance

Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of Xeon Platinum 8160. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.

Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

30.18

Passmark

Passmark CPU Mark is a widespread benchmark, consisting of 8 different types of workload, including integer and floating point math, extended instructions, compression, encryption and physics calculation. There is also one separate single-threaded scenario measuring single-core performance.

26485

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Xeon Platinum 8160 is for a gaming PC, compared with system requirements of some popular titles. Remember that sometimes official hardware requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

This processor matches 100% minimum and 100% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

Minimum
100%
Recommended
100%
Minimum
100%
Recommended
100%

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