Xeon Platinum 8160M: specs and benchmarks

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Xeon Platinum 8160M
2017
24 cores / 48 threads, 150 Watt
34.37

Xeon Platinum 8160M provides good benchmark performance at 34.37% of a leader's which is a 96-core Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7995WX.

Summary

Intel started Xeon Platinum 8160M sales 25 April 2017 at a recommended price of $7,704. This is a 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.

Primary details

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

Place in performance ranking97
Place by popularitynot in top-100
Cost-effectiveness evaluation100.00
Market segmentServer
SeriesIntel Xeon Platinum
Architecture codenameSkylake (server) (2017−2019)
Release date25 April 2017 (7 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$7,704of 305 (Core i7-870)
Current price$397 (0.1x MSRP)of 15701 (Xeon Platinum 8276L)

Cost-effectiveness evaluation

Performance per price, higher is better.

Detailed specifications

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 cores24 (Tetracosa-Core)
Threads48
Base clock speed2.1 GHzof 4.7 (FX-9590)
Boost clock speed3.7 GHzof 6.2 (Core i9-14900KS)
L1 cache1.5 MBof 7.3 (Apple M2 Pro 10-Core)
L2 cache24 MBof 96 (Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7995WX)
L3 cache33 MBof 768 (EPYC 7373X)
Chip lithography14 nmof 3 (Apple M3 Max 16-Core)
Maximum core temperature85 °Cof 110 (Atom x7-E3950)
64 bit support+
Windows 11 compatibility-
Unlocked multiplierNo

Compatibility

Information on Xeon Platinum 8160M 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 configuration8 (Multiprocessor)
SocketFCLGA3647
Power consumption (TDP)150 Wattof 400 (Xeon Platinum 9282)

Technologies and extensions

Technological capabilities and additional instructions supported by Xeon Platinum 8160M. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Instruction set extensionsIntel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX, Intel® AVX2, Intel® AVX-512
AES-NI+
AVX+
vPro+
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)+
Speed Shift+
Turbo Boost Technology2.0
Hyper-Threading Technology+
TSX+
Turbo Boost Max 3.0-
StatusLaunched

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 8160M's memory controller. Depending on the motherboard, higher memory frequency may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR4-2666
Maximum memory size1.5 TBof 786 (Xeon E5-2670 v3)
Max memory channels6of 12 (Xeon Platinum 9221)
Maximum memory bandwidth128.001 GB/sof 460.8 (EPYC 9124)
ECC memory support+

Peripherals

Specifications and connection types of supported peripherals.

PCIe version3.0of 5 (Core i9-12900K)
PCI Express lanes48of 128 (EPYC 7551P)

Benchmark performance

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


Combined synthetic benchmark 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.

Xeon Platinum 8160M 34.37

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.

Benchmark coverage: 68%

Xeon Platinum 8160M 53158

Gaming performance

Closest competitors

Xeon Platinum 8160M's performance relative to its closest rivals among server CPUs.


Xeon w7-2475X 102.44
Xeon Platinum 8160M 100

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