Intel Xeon Platinum 8268 processor review

Xeon Platinum 8268 processor released by Intel; release date: 2 Apr 2019. At the time of release, the processor cost $6302. The processor is designed for server-computers and based on Cascade Lake microarchitecture.

CPU is locked to prevent overclocking. Total number of cores - 24, threads - 48. Maximum CPU clock speed - 3.90 GHz. Maximum operating temperature - 84°C. Manufacturing process technology - 14 nm. Cache size: L1 - 1.5 MB, L2 - 24 MB, L3 - 35.75 MB.

Supported memory types: DDR4-2933. Maximum memory size: 1 TB.

Supported socket types: FCLGA3647. Maximum number of processors in a configuration - 8. Power consumption (TDP): 205 Watt.

Benchmarks

PassMark
Single thread mark
Top 1 CPU
This CPU
3046
2342
PassMark
CPU mark
Top 1 CPU
This CPU
80555
33501
Name Value
PassMark - Single thread mark 2342
PassMark - CPU mark 33501

Specifications (specs)

Essentials

Architecture codename Cascade Lake
Launch date 2 Apr 2019
Launch price (MSRP) $6302
Place in performance rating 38
Processor Number 8268
Series 2nd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable Processors
Status Launched
Vertical segment Server

Performance

Base frequency 2.90 GHz
L1 cache 1.5 MB
L2 cache 24 MB
L3 cache 35.75 MB
Manufacturing process technology 14 nm
Maximum core temperature 84°C
Maximum frequency 3.90 GHz
Number of cores 24
Number of threads 48
Number of Ultra Path Interconnect (UPI) Links 3

Memory

ECC memory support
Max memory channels 6
Maximum memory bandwidth 131.13 GB/s
Maximum memory size 1 TB
Supported memory frequency 2933 MHz
Supported memory types DDR4-2933

Compatibility

Max number of CPUs in a configuration 8
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
PCIe configurations 1x16, x8, x4
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® 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)