Intel Xeon Platinum 8168 vs AMD EPYC 7742
Comparing Xeon Platinum 8168 and EPYC 7742 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Xeon Platinum 8168 and EPYC 7742 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 7742 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 7742 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 7742. 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 7742 technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Xeon Platinum 8168 and EPYC 7742 are enumerated here.
Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Xeon Platinum 8168 and EPYC 7742.
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 7742.
Max number of PCIe lanes
Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Xeon Platinum 8168 and EPYC 7742. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
Xeon Platinum 8168 37.39
EPYC 7742 78.40 +109.7%
Xeon Platinum 8168 29353
EPYC 7742 61558 +109.7%
Let's see how good Xeon Platinum 8168 and EPYC 7742 are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.
Advantages of Intel Xeon Platinum 8168
Cheaper ($5890 vs $6950)
Less power hungry (205 vs 225 watts)
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 7742
109.7% faster (about 2 times) in synthetic tests
Much newer (7 August 2019 vs 25 April 2017)
Finer manufacturing process technology (7 vs 14 nm)
Virtualization (Hardware acceleration of virtual machines)
So, Xeon Platinum 8168 or EPYC 7742?
Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends AMD EPYC 7742.
Should you still have questions on choice between Xeon Platinum 8168 and EPYC 7742, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.