Intel Xeon Platinum 8280 vs AMD EPYC 7702

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Intel Xeon Platinum 8280
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AMD EPYC 7702
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Games supported 100%
Processor Processor Intel Xeon Platinum 8280 vs AMD EPYC 7702
Intel Xeon Platinum 8280 Intel Xeon Platinum 8280
AMD EPYC 7702 AMD EPYC 7702

General info

Comparing Xeon Platinum 8280 and EPYC 7702 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and price.

Place in performance rating426
Value for money (0-100)0.271.10
Market segmentServerServer
SeriesIntel Xeon PlatinumAMD EPYC
Architecture codenameCascade Lake-SPZen 2
Release date11 December 2018 (2 years ago)7 August 2019 (2 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$10,009$6,450
Price now$9380 (0.9x MSRP)$4339 (0.7x MSRP)
Value for money (0-100)

To get the index we compare the characteristics of the processors and their cost, taking into account the cost of other processors.

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Technical specs

Xeon Platinum 8280 and EPYC 7702 basic parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of CPU speed, though for more precise assessment you have to consider their test results.

Physical cores28 (Octacosa-Core)64 (Tetrahexaconta-Core)
Threads56128
Base clock speed2.7 GHz2 GHz
Boost clock speed2.7 GHz3.35 GHz
L1 cache64K (per core)96K (per core)
L2 cache1 MB (per core)512K (per core)
L3 cache38.5 MB (shared)256 MB (shared)
Chip lithography14 nm7 nm, 14 nm
Die sizeno data192 mm2
Number of transistors8,000 million4,800 million
64 bit support++
Unlocked multiplier-+

Compatibility

Information on Xeon Platinum 8280 and EPYC 7702 compatibility with other computer components: 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.

Number of CPUs in a configuration8 (Multiprocessor)2 (Multiprocessor)
Socket3647TR4
Thermal design power (TDP)205 Watt200 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Xeon Platinum 8280 and EPYC 7702. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

AES-NI++
AVX++
vPro+no data

Security technologies

Xeon Platinum 8280 and EPYC 7702 technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

TXT+no data

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Xeon Platinum 8280 and EPYC 7702 are enumerated here.

AMD-V-+
VT-d+no data
VT-x+no data

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel quantity of RAM supported by Xeon Platinum 8280 and EPYC 7702. Depending on the motherboards, higher memory frequencies may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR4DDR4 Eight-channel
Maximum memory size1 TiB4 TiB
Max memory channels68
Maximum memory bandwidth140.8 GB/s204.763 GB/s
ECC memory support++

Benchmark performance

Various benchmark results of the processors in comparison. Overall score is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.


Overall score

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.

Xeon Platinum 8280 42.81
EPYC 7702 81.67
+90.8%
  • Passmark

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.

Xeon Platinum 8280 37575
EPYC 7702 71677
+90.8%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Xeon Platinum 8280 and EPYC 7702 are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately. Also, your gaming PC must have a decent enough GPU to perform well.

Advantages and disadvantages


Performance rating 42.81 81.67
Novelty 11 December 2018 7 August 2019
Cost $10009 $6450
Boost clock speed 2700 3350
Chip lithography 14 7
Thermal design power (TDP) 205 200

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends

AMD EPYC 7702
AMD EPYC 7702


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