Intel Xeon Scalable "Cascade Lake" Processors Launch - Initial Xeon Platinum 8280 Linux Benchmarks
Written by Michael Larabel in Processors on 2 April 2019. Page 3 of 8. 19 Comments

In the various synthetic memory benchmarks, the Cascade Lake processors generally have a nice performance bump thanks to the DDR4-2933 support compared to DDR4-2666 with EPYC or the 1st Gen Xeon Scalable CPUs. In some configurations though EPYC does have an advantage thanks to eight memory channels per processor rather than six.

To little surprise given the specs (and pricing) of the processors available for testing, the Xeon Platinum 8280s delivered very strong performance and while having less cores than the EPYC 7601, is able to deliver better performance.

In some of the highly threaded test cases, the EPYC 7601 2P server with its 128 threads was able to beat out the 118 threads of the dual Xeon Platinum 8280 configuration.

While in extreme cases, even a single Xeon Platinum 8280 could beat out the EPYC 7601 2P server.

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