Intel Xeon Platinum 8168 vs AMD EPYC 7702P

General info

Comparing Xeon Platinum 8168 and EPYC 7702P processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
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Type
Server
 
Server
Series
Intel Xeon Platinum
 
AMD EPYC
Architecture codename
Skylake
 
Zen 2
Release date
25 April 2017
 
7 August 2019
Launch price (MSRP)
$5,890
 
$4,425

Technical specs

Xeon Platinum 8168 and EPYC 7702P 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 and EPYC 7702P performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
24
 
64
Number of threads
48
 
128
Base frequency
2.7 GHz
 
2 GHz
Maximum frequency
3.7 GHz
 
3.35 GHz
L1 cache
1.5 MB
 
96K (per core)
L2 cache
24 MB
 
512K (per core)
L3 cache
33 MB
 
256 MB (shared)
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
7 nm, 14 nm
Die size
no data
 
192 mm2
Maximum core temperature
85 °C
 
no data
Transistor count
no data
 
4,800 million
64 bit support
+
 
+
Unlocked
-
 
+

Compatibility

Information on Xeon Platinum 8168 and EPYC 7702P 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)
 
1 (Uniprocessor)
Socket
FCLGA3647
 
TR4
Power consumption (TDP)
205 Watt
 
200 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Xeon Platinum 8168 and EPYC 7702P. 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
 
no data
AES-NI
+
 
+
AVX
+
 
+
vPro
+
 
no data
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
+
 
no data
Speed Shift
+
 
no data
Turbo Boost
2.0
 
no data
Hyper-Threading
+
 
no data
TSX
+
 
-
Turbo Boost Max 3.0
-
 
no data

Security technologies

Xeon Platinum 8168 and EPYC 7702P technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
+
 
no data
EDB
+
 
no data

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Xeon Platinum 8168 and EPYC 7702P are enumerated here.
AMD-V
-
 
+
VT-d
+
 
no data
VT-x
+
 
no data
EPT
+
 
no data

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Xeon Platinum 8168 and EPYC 7702P.
Supported memory types
DDR4-2666
 
DDR4 Eight-channel
Maximum memory size
768 GB
 
4 TiB
Max memory channels
6
 
8
Maximum memory bandwidth
119.21 GB/s
 
190.7 GB/s
ECC memory support
+
 
+

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Xeon Platinum 8168 and EPYC 7702P.
PCIe revision
3.0
 
no data
Max number of PCIe lanes
48
 
no data

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Xeon Platinum 8168 and EPYC 7702P. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

Xeon Platinum 8168 37.66
EPYC 7702P 72.62 +92.8%

Passmark

Xeon Platinum 8168 33398
EPYC 7702P 64395 +92.8%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Xeon Platinum 8168 and EPYC 7702P are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Advantages of Intel Xeon Platinum 8168

TXT (Trusted Execution Technology - protects the system against viruses and rootkits residing in BIOS or in a boot sector)
vPro (a marketing umbrella term for several Intel technologies: AMT, TXT, EDB, VT, Anti-Theft and some others)
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Advantages of AMD EPYC 7702P

92.8% faster (about 2 times) in synthetic tests
Much newer (7 August 2019 vs 25 April 2017)
Cheaper ($4425 vs $5890)
Higher maximum frequency (3350 vs 2700 MHz)
Finer manufacturing process technology (7 vs 14 nm)
Less power hungry (200 vs 205 watts)
Virtualization (Hardware acceleration of virtual machines)
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So, Xeon Platinum 8168 or EPYC 7702P?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends AMD EPYC 7702P.
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