Intel Xeon Platinum 8280: specs and benchmarks
Intel started Intel Xeon Platinum 8280 sales 11 December 2018 at a recommended price of $10,009. This is Cascade Lake architecture desktop processor primarily aimed at professional systems. It has 28 cores and 56 threads, and is based on 14 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 4000 MHz and a locked multiplier.
Compatibility-wise, this is FCLGA3647 processor with a TDP of 205 Watt. It supports DDR4-2933 memory.
It provides good benchmark performance at 42.81 percent of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 7763.
Of Xeon Platinum 8280 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.
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.
Information on Xeon Platinum 8280 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.
Technologies and extensions
Technological capabilities and additional instructions supported by Xeon Platinum 8280. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Processor technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
Supported virtual machine optimization technologies. Some are specific to Intel only, some to AMD.
Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Xeon Platinum 8280's memory controller. Depending on the motherboard, higher memory frequency may be supported.
Specifications and connection types of supported peripherals.
Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of Xeon Platinum 8280. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.
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.
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.
Let's see how good Xeon Platinum 8280 is for a gaming PC, compared with system requirements of some popular titles. Remember that sometimes official hardware requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.
This processor matches 100% minimum and 100% recommended requirements of all games known to us.
Overall Xeon Platinum 8280 performance compared to nearest competitors among server CPUs.