Intel Xeon Platinum 8168 vs AMD EPYC 7401P

Comparative analysis of Intel Xeon Platinum 8168 and AMD EPYC 7401P processors for all known characteristics in the following categories: Essentials, Performance, Memory, Compatibility, Peripherals, Security & Reliability, Advanced Technologies, Virtualization. Benchmark processor performance analysis: PassMark - Single thread mark, PassMark - CPU mark.

Differences

Reasons to consider the Intel Xeon Platinum 8168

  • Around 23% higher clock speed: 3.70 GHz vs 3 GHz
  • Around 39% better performance in PassMark - Single thread mark: 2073 vs 1488
  • Around 49% better performance in PassMark - CPU mark: 29131 vs 19555
Specifications (specs)
Maximum frequency 3.70 GHz vs 3 GHz
Benchmarks
PassMark - Single thread mark 2073 vs 1488
PassMark - CPU mark 29131 vs 19555

Reasons to consider the AMD EPYC 7401P

  • Processor is unlocked, an unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
  • Around 21% lower typical power consumption: 155/170 Watt vs 205 Watt
Unlocked Unlocked vs Locked
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 155/170 Watt vs 205 Watt

Compare benchmarks

CPU 1: Intel Xeon Platinum 8168
CPU 2: AMD EPYC 7401P

PassMark - Single thread mark
CPU 1
CPU 2
2073
1488
PassMark - CPU mark
CPU 1
CPU 2
29131
19555
Name Intel Xeon Platinum 8168 AMD EPYC 7401P
PassMark - Single thread mark 2073 1488
PassMark - CPU mark 29131 19555

Compare specifications (specs)

Intel Xeon Platinum 8168 AMD EPYC 7401P

Essentials

Architecture codename Skylake Zen
Launch date Q3'17 June 2017
Place in performance rating 8 121
Processor Number 8168
Series Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors AMD EPYC 7000 Series
Status Launched
Vertical segment Server Server
Family AMD EPYC
Price now $1,414.80
Value for money (0-100) 3.86

Performance

Base frequency 2.70 GHz 2 GHz
Manufacturing process technology 14 nm 14 nm
Maximum core temperature 85°C
Maximum frequency 3.70 GHz 3 GHz
Number of cores 24 24
Number of threads 48 48
Number of Ultra Path Interconnect (UPI) Links 3
64 bit support
Die size 192 mm
L1 cache 96 KB (per core)
L2 cache 512 KB (per core)
L3 cache 64 MB
Transistor count 4800 million
Unlocked

Memory

Max memory channels 6 8
Maximum memory size 768 GB
Supported memory frequency 2666 MHz 2400/2666 MHz
Supported memory types DDR4-2666 DDR4
Maximum memory bandwidth 307/341 GB/s

Compatibility

Low Halogen Options Available
Package Size 76.0mm x 56.5mm
Sockets supported FCLGA3647 TR4
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 205 Watt 155/170 Watt
Max number of CPUs in a configuration 1
Socket Count 1P

Peripherals

Max number of PCIe lanes 48
PCI Express revision 3.0 x128
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)
AMD Virtualization (AMD-V™)