Intel Xeon Platinum 8268 vs AMD EPYC 7302P

Comparative analysis of Intel Xeon Platinum 8268 and AMD EPYC 7302P 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 8268

  • 8 more cores, run more applications at once: 24 vs 16
  • 16 more threads: 48 vs 32
  • Around 18% higher clock speed: 3.90 GHz vs 3.3 GHz
  • Around 50% more L1 cache; more data can be stored in the L1 cache for quick access later
  • 3x more L2 cache, more data can be stored in the L2 cache for quick access later
  • Around 2% better performance in PassMark - CPU mark: 31689 vs 30994
Specifications (specs)
Number of cores 24 vs 16
Number of threads 48 vs 32
Maximum frequency 3.90 GHz vs 3.3 GHz
L1 cache 1.5 MB vs 1 MB
L2 cache 24 MB vs 8 MB
Benchmarks
PassMark - CPU mark 31689 vs 30994

Reasons to consider the AMD EPYC 7302P

  • CPU is newer: launch date 4 month(s) later
  • A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor: 7 nm, 14 nm vs 14 nm
  • 3.6x more L3 cache, more data can be stored in the L3 cache for quick access later
  • 4x more maximum memory size: 4 TB vs 1 TB
  • Around 32% lower typical power consumption: 155 Watt vs 205 Watt
  • Around 8% better performance in PassMark - Single thread mark: 2248 vs 2084
Specifications (specs)
Launch date 7 Aug 2019 vs 2 Apr 2019
Manufacturing process technology 7 nm, 14 nm vs 14 nm
L3 cache 128 MB vs 35.75 MB
Maximum memory size 4 TB vs 1 TB
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 155 Watt vs 205 Watt
Benchmarks
PassMark - Single thread mark 2248 vs 2084

Compare benchmarks

CPU 1: Intel Xeon Platinum 8268
CPU 2: AMD EPYC 7302P

PassMark - Single thread mark
CPU 1
CPU 2
2084
2248
PassMark - CPU mark
CPU 1
CPU 2
31689
30994
Name Intel Xeon Platinum 8268 AMD EPYC 7302P
PassMark - Single thread mark 2084 2248
PassMark - CPU mark 31689 30994

Compare specifications (specs)

Intel Xeon Platinum 8268 AMD EPYC 7302P

Essentials

Architecture codename Cascade Lake Zen 2
Launch date 2 Apr 2019 7 Aug 2019
Launch price (MSRP) $6302 $825
Place in performance rating 18 15
Processor Number 8268
Series 2nd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable Processors
Status Launched
Vertical segment Server Server
OPN PIB 100-100000049WOF
OPN Tray 100-000000049

Performance

Base frequency 2.90 GHz 3.0 GHz
L1 cache 1.5 MB 1 MB
L2 cache 24 MB 8 MB
L3 cache 35.75 MB 128 MB
Manufacturing process technology 14 nm 7 nm, 14 nm
Maximum core temperature 84°C
Maximum frequency 3.90 GHz 3.3 GHz
Number of cores 24 16
Number of threads 48 32
Number of Ultra Path Interconnect (UPI) Links 3
Unlocked

Memory

ECC memory support
Max memory channels 6 8
Maximum memory bandwidth 131.13 GB/s 190.7 GB/s
Maximum memory size 1 TB 4 TB
Supported memory frequency 2933 MHz
Supported memory types DDR4-2933 DDR4-3200

Compatibility

Max number of CPUs in a configuration 8
Package Size 76.0mm x 56.5mm
Sockets supported FCLGA3647 SP3
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 205 Watt 155 Watt
Socket Count 1P

Peripherals

Max number of PCIe lanes 48 128
PCI Express revision 3.0 4.0
PCIe configurations 1x16, x8, x4 x16, x8
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
AMD SenseMI
Fused Multiply-Add 3 (FMA3)
Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX)
Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions 2 (AVX2)

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™)