Intel Xeon Platinum 8168: specs and benchmarks

Intel Xeon Platinum 8168

Summary

Intel started Xeon Platinum 8168 sales 25 April 2017 at a recommended price of $5,890. This is high-end 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 3.70 GHz and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is a FCLGA3647 processor with a TDP of 205 Watt. It supports DDR4-2666 memory.

It provides outstanding benchmark performance at 91.56 percent of a leader's which is AMD Ryzen 9 3900X.

General info

Of Xeon Platinum 8168 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Type
Server
 
Series
Intel Xeon Platinum
 
Achitecture codename
Skylake (server)
 
Release date
25 April 2017
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$5,890
 
of 999 (Xeon W3530)

Technical specs

Xeon Platinum 8168'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 8168'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
 
of 5 (FX-9590)
L1 cache
1.5 MB
 
of 4 (EPYC 7702)
L2 cache
24 MB
 
of 32 (EPYC 7702)
L3 cache
33 MB
 
of 256 (EPYC 7702)
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
of 7 (Ryzen 3 3300)
Maximum core temperature
85 °C
 
of 110 (Atom x7-E3950)
64 bit support
+
 

Compatibility

Information on Xeon Platinum 8168 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)
205 Watt
 

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Xeon Platinum 8168. 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 8168 technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
+
 
EDB
+
 

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Xeon Platinum 8168 are enumerated here.
VT-d
+
 
VT-x
+
 
EPT
+
 

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Xeon Platinum 8168.
Supported memory types
DDR4-2666
 
Maximum memory size
768 GB
 
of 786 (Xeon E5-2670 v3)
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 8168'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 8168. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

91.56

Passmark

29131

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Xeon Platinum 8168 is for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Relative perfomance

Overall Xeon Platinum 8168 performance compared to nearest competitors. All CPU types participate.

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