Intel Xeon Platinum 8168 processor review

Xeon Platinum 8168 processor released by Intel; release date: Q3'17. The processor is designed for server-computers and based on Skylake microarchitecture.

CPU is locked to prevent overclocking. Total number of cores - 24, threads - 48. Maximum CPU clock speed - 3.70 GHz. Maximum operating temperature - 85°C. Manufacturing process technology - 14 nm.

Supported memory types: DDR4-2666. Maximum memory size: 768 GB.

Supported socket types: FCLGA3647. Power consumption (TDP): 205 Watt.

Benchmarks

PassMark
Single thread mark
Top 1 CPU
This CPU
3047
2073
PassMark
CPU mark
Top 1 CPU
This CPU
47365
29131
Name Value
PassMark - Single thread mark 2073
PassMark - CPU mark 29131

Specifications (specs)

Essentials

Architecture codename Skylake
Launch date Q3'17
Place in performance rating 35
Processor Number 8168
Series Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors
Status Launched
Vertical segment Server

Performance

Base frequency 2.70 GHz
Manufacturing process technology 14 nm
Maximum core temperature 85°C
Maximum frequency 3.70 GHz
Number of cores 24
Number of threads 48
Number of Ultra Path Interconnect (UPI) Links 3

Memory

Max memory channels 6
Maximum memory size 768 GB
Supported memory frequency 2666 MHz
Supported memory types DDR4-2666

Compatibility

Low Halogen Options Available
Package Size 76.0mm x 56.5mm
Sockets supported FCLGA3647
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 205 Watt

Peripherals

Max number of PCIe lanes 48
PCI Express revision 3.0
Scalability S8S

Security & Reliability

Execute Disable Bit (EDB)
Intel® Run Sure Technology
Intel® Trusted Execution technology (TXT)
Mode-based Execute Control (MBE)

Advanced Technologies

Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® technology
Instruction set extensions Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX, Intel® AVX2, Intel® AVX-512
Intel 64
Intel® AES New Instructions
Intel® Hyper-Threading technology
Intel® Optane™ Memory Supported
Intel® TSX-NI
Intel® Turbo Boost technology
Intel® Volume Management Device (VMD)
Intel® vPro™ Platform Eligibility
Number of AVX-512 FMA Units 2
Speed Shift technology

Virtualization

Intel® Virtualization Technology (VT-x)
Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d)
Intel® VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)