Intel Xeon W-3175X vs Platinum 8280

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Intel Xeon W-3175X
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Games supported 100%

General info

Comparing Xeon W-3175X and Xeon Platinum 8280 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and price.

Place in performance rating9591
Value for money6.33no data
Market segmentServerServer
SeriesIntel Xeon WIntel Xeon Platinum
Architecture codenameSkylake-W (2018)Cascade Lake-SP (2019)
Release date8 October 2018 (3 years ago)2 April 2019 (3 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$2,999$10,009
Current price$2399 (0.8x MSRP)$9798 (1x MSRP)
Value for money

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Technical specs

Xeon W-3175X and Xeon Platinum 8280 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)28 (Octacosa-Core)
Threads5656
Base clock speed3.1 GHz2.7 GHz
Boost clock speed3.8 GHz4 GHz
Bus support4 × 8 GT/sno data
L1 cache64K (per core)64K (per core)
L2 cache1 MB (per core)1 MB (per core)
L3 cache38.5 MB (shared)38.5 MB (shared)
Chip lithography14 nm14 nm
Maximum core temperature85 °C84 °C
Number of transistors8,000 million8,000 million
64 bit support++
Windows 11 compatibility++
Unlocked multiplier+-

Compatibility

Information on Xeon W-3175X and Xeon Platinum 8280 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 configuration18 (Multiprocessor)
SocketFCLGA3647FCLGA3647
Thermal design power (TDP)255 Watt205 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Xeon W-3175X and Xeon Platinum 8280. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Instruction set extensionsIntel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX, Intel® AVX2, Intel® AVX-512Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX, Intel® AVX2, Intel® AVX-512
AES-NI++
AVX++
vPro++
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)++
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)++
Speed Shift++
Turbo Boost Technology2.02.0
Hyper-Threading Technology++
TSX++
TSX++
Turbo Boost Max 3.0--

Security technologies

Xeon W-3175X and Xeon Platinum 8280 technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

TXT++
EDB++

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Xeon W-3175X and Xeon Platinum 8280 are enumerated here.

VT-d++
VT-x++
EPT++

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel quantity of RAM supported by Xeon W-3175X and Xeon Platinum 8280. Depending on the motherboards, higher memory frequencies may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR4-2666DDR4-2933
Maximum memory size512 GB1 TB
Max memory channels66
Maximum memory bandwidth128.001 GB/s140.8 GB/s
ECC memory support++

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Xeon W-3175X and Xeon Platinum 8280.

PCIe version3.03.0
PCI Express lanes4848

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 W-3175X 36.87
Xeon Platinum 8280 37.27
+1.1%
  • 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 W-3175X 37167
Xeon Platinum 8280 37575
+1.1%

Gaming performance

Advantages and disadvantages


Performance rating 36.87 37.27
Novelty 8 October 2018 2 April 2019
Cost $2999 $10009
Boost clock speed 3800 4000
Base clock speed 3100 2700
Thermal design power (TDP) 255 Watt 205 Watt

Technical City couldn't decide between

Intel Xeon W-3175X
Intel Xeon W-3175X

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Intel Xeon Platinum 8280
Intel Xeon Platinum 8280

The differences in performance seem too small.


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