Intel Xeon Platinum 8280 vs AMD EPYC 7H12

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Intel Xeon Platinum 8280
Intel Xeon Platinum 8280
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AMD EPYC 7H12
AMD EPYC 7H12
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Games supported 100%

General info

Comparing Xeon Platinum 8280 and EPYC 7H12 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and price.

Place in performance rating911
Place by popularityno data26
Value for moneyno data7.76
Market segmentServerServer
SeriesIntel Xeon PlatinumAMD EPYC
Architecture codenameCascade Lake-SP (2019)Zen 2 (2019−2020)
Release date2 April 2019 (3 years ago)18 September 2019 (3 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$10,009no data
Current price$9798 (1x MSRP)$5000
Value for money

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Technical specs

Xeon Platinum 8280 and EPYC 7H12 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 GHz2.6 GHz
Boost clock speed4 GHz3.3 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
Maximum core temperature84 °Cno data
Number of transistors8,000 million4,800 million
64 bit support++
Windows 11 compatibility++
Unlocked multiplier-+

Compatibility

Information on Xeon Platinum 8280 and EPYC 7H12 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)
SocketFCLGA3647TR4
Thermal design power (TDP)205 Watt280 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Xeon Platinum 8280 and EPYC 7H12. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Instruction set extensionsIntel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX, Intel® AVX2, Intel® AVX-512no data
AES-NI++
AVX++
vPro+no data
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)+no data
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)+no data
Speed Shift+no data
Turbo Boost Technology2.0no data
Hyper-Threading Technology+no data
TSX+no data
TSX+no data
Turbo Boost Max 3.0-no data

Security technologies

Xeon Platinum 8280 and EPYC 7H12 technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

TXT+no data
EDB+no data

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Xeon Platinum 8280 and EPYC 7H12 are enumerated here.

AMD-Vno data+
VT-d+no data
VT-x+no data
EPT+no data

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel quantity of RAM supported by Xeon Platinum 8280 and EPYC 7H12. Depending on the motherboards, higher memory frequencies may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR4-2933DDR4 Eight-channel
Maximum memory size1 TB4 TiB
Max memory channels68
Maximum memory bandwidth140.8 GB/s204.763 GB/s
ECC memory support++

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Xeon Platinum 8280 and EPYC 7H12.

PCIe version3.0no data
PCI Express lanes48no data

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 37.27
EPYC 7H12 100.00
+168%
  • 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.

Benchmark coverage: 68%

Xeon Platinum 8280 37575
EPYC 7H12 100817
+168%

Gaming performance

Advantages and disadvantages


Performance rating 37.27 100.00
Novelty 2 April 2019 18 September 2019
Boost clock speed 4000 3300
Base clock speed 2700 2600
Chip lithography 14 nm 7 nm
Thermal design power (TDP) 205 Watt 280 Watt

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

AMD EPYC 7H12
AMD EPYC 7H12


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