Intel Xeon Platinum 8280 vs W-3335

Price now 9798$
Games supported 100%
Intel Xeon Platinum 8280
Intel Xeon Platinum 8280
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Intel Xeon W-3335
Intel Xeon W-3335
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Games supported 100%

General info

Comparing Xeon Platinum 8280 and Xeon W-3335 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and price.

Place in performance rating9187
Market segmentServerServer
SeriesIntel Xeon Platinumno data
Architecture codenameCascade Lake-SP (2019)Ice Lake-W (2021)
Release date2 April 2019 (3 years ago)29 July 2021 (1 year ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$10,009no data
Current price$9798 (1x MSRP)no data
Value for money

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Technical specs

Xeon Platinum 8280 and Xeon W-3335 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)16 (Hexadeca-Core)
Base clock speed2.7 GHz3.4 GHz
Boost clock speed4 GHz4 GHz
L1 cache64K (per core)64K (per core)
L2 cache1 MB (per core)1 MB (per core)
L3 cache38.5 MB (shared)24 MB (shared)
Chip lithography14 nm10 nm
Maximum core temperature84 °C68 °C
Maximum case temperature (TCase)no data78 °C
Number of transistors8,000 millionno data
64 bit support++
Windows 11 compatibility+-
Unlocked multiplier--


Information on Xeon Platinum 8280 and Xeon W-3335 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
Thermal design power (TDP)205 Watt250 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Xeon Platinum 8280 and Xeon W-3335. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Instruction set extensionsIntel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX, Intel® AVX2, Intel® AVX-512Intel® AVX-512
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)++
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)++
Speed Shift++
Turbo Boost Technology2.02.0
Hyper-Threading Technology++
TSX+no data
Turbo Boost Max 3.0--

Security technologies

Xeon Platinum 8280 and Xeon W-3335 technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

SGXno data-

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Xeon Platinum 8280 and Xeon W-3335 are enumerated here.


Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel quantity of RAM supported by Xeon Platinum 8280 and Xeon W-3335. Depending on the motherboards, higher memory frequencies may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR4-2933DDR4-3200
Maximum memory size1 TB4 TB
Max memory channels68
Maximum memory bandwidth140.8 GB/sno data
ECC memory support++


Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Xeon Platinum 8280 and Xeon W-3335.

PCIe version3.04
PCI Express lanes4864

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
Xeon W-3335 38.63
  • 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
Xeon W-3335 38944

Gaming performance

Advantages and disadvantages

Performance rating 37.27 38.63
Novelty 2 April 2019 29 July 2021
Base clock speed 2700 3400
Chip lithography 14 nm 10 nm
Thermal design power (TDP) 205 Watt 250 Watt

Technical City couldn't decide between

Intel Xeon Platinum 8280
Intel Xeon Platinum 8280


Intel Xeon W-3335
Intel Xeon W-3335

The differences in performance seem too small.

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