Items tagged with xeon platinum

Competition is a good thing, and AMD sure is bringing it to Intel these days, and not just on the budget end of the spectrum. Zen has proven a capable architecture, and just as importantly, it's serving as a long-term foundation to compete with Intel across the board. The latest example of this is another demo AMD posted showing a single second-generation Epyc "Rome" CPU beating a pair of Intel Xeon Platinum 8180M CPUs in the C-Ray benchmark. The Xeon Platinum 8180M is a beastly server chip. It has 28 physical cores and 56 threads to throw at workloads, and is clocked at 2.5GHz to 3.8GHz. The burly chip also boasts 38.5MB of L3 cache. As for the Epyc processor, AMD did not share a whole lot of... Read more...
Earlier this morning, we brought you news of a branding change for Intel’s upcoming Xeon processors. We were greeted with a chart featuring dozens of Gold- and Platinum-branded processors based on Skylake-SP architecture. Thanks to some extra sleuthing, we now know some basic specs for the top-ranging members of the Xeon Platinum family. The Xeon 8100 Platinum series are 8-socket processors that are compatible with Intel’s LGA 3647 Purley server platform. Sitting at the top of the totem pole is the Xeon Platinum 8180, which is clocked at 2.5GHz and packs in an incredible 28 cores and 56 threads (thanks to HyperThreading). This monster of a CPU will have 38.5MB of L3 cache and a TDP of 205 watts.... Read more...