Intel Xeon Platinum 8168 vs AMD EPYC 7702P
Comparing Xeon Platinum 8168 and EPYC 7702P processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
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
Number of threads
96K (per core)
512K (per core)
256 MB (shared)
Manufacturing process technology
7 nm, 14 nm
Maximum core temperature
64 bit support
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
Power consumption (TDP)
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
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
Turbo Boost Max 3.0
Xeon Platinum 8168 and EPYC 7702P technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Xeon Platinum 8168 and EPYC 7702P are enumerated here.
Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Xeon Platinum 8168 and EPYC 7702P.
Supported memory types
Maximum memory size
Max memory channels
Maximum memory bandwidth
119.21 GB / s
190.7 GB / s
ECC memory support
Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Xeon Platinum 8168 and EPYC 7702P.
Max number of PCIe lanes
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 38.25
EPYC 7702P 76.30 +99.5%
Xeon Platinum 8168 29285
EPYC 7702P 58414 +99.5%
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)
Advantages of AMD EPYC 7702P
99.5% faster (about 2 times) in synthetic tests
Much newer (7 August 2019 vs 25 April 2017)
Cheaper ($4425 vs $5890)
Finer manufacturing process technology (7 vs 14 nm)
Less power hungry (200 vs 205 watts)
Virtualization (Hardware acceleration of virtual machines)
So, Xeon Platinum 8168 or EPYC 7702P?
Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends AMD EPYC 7702P.
Should you still have questions on choice between Xeon Platinum 8168 and EPYC 7702P, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.