Intel Xeon Platinum 8280: specs and benchmarks

Intel Xeon Platinum 8280

Summary

Intel started Intel Xeon Platinum 8280 sales 11 December 2018 at a recommended price of $10,009. This is Cascade Lake-SP 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 42.37 percent of a leader's which is AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3995WX.

General info

Of Xeon Platinum 8280 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Type
Server
 
Series
Intel Xeon Platinum
 
Architecture codename
Cascade Lake-SP
 
Release date
11 December 2018
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$10,009
 

Technical specs

Xeon Platinum 8280'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 8280's performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.
Number of cores
28
 
Number of threads
56
 
Base frequency
2.7 GHz
 
of 4.7 (FX-9590)
Maximum frequency
4 GHz
 
L1 cache
64K (per core)
 
of 896 (Atom C3950)
L2 cache
1 MB (per core)
 
L3 cache
38.5 MB (shared)
 
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
Maximum core temperature
84 °C
 
of 110 (Atom x7-E3950)
Transistor count
8,000 million
 
of 19200 (Ryzen 7 3700)
64 bit support
+
 

Compatibility

Information on Xeon Platinum 8280 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
 
of 650 (Atom Z500)

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Xeon Platinum 8280. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Instruction set extensions
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 8280 technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
+
 
EDB
+
 

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Xeon Platinum 8280 are enumerated here.
VT-d
+
 
VT-x
+
 
EPT
+
 

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Xeon Platinum 8280.
Supported memory types
DDR4-2933
 
of 4266 (Ryzen 9 4900H)
Maximum memory size
1 TB
 
Max memory channels
6
 
Maximum memory bandwidth
131.13 GB/s
 
of 262.26 (Xeon Platinum 9221)
ECC memory support
+
 

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of Xeon Platinum 8280'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 8280. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

42.37

Passmark

37575

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Xeon Platinum 8280 is for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Relative perfomance

Overall Xeon Platinum 8280 performance compared to nearest competitors. All CPU types participate.

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