AMD EPYC 7F72 vs Intel Xeon Platinum 8268

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AMD EPYC 7F72 CPU1 vs CPU2 Intel Xeon Platinum 8268
AMD EPYC 7F72 Intel Xeon Platinum 8268

CPU comparison

In this CPU comparison, we compare the AMD EPYC 7F72 and the Intel Xeon Platinum 8268 and use benchmarks to check which processor is faster.

We compare the AMD EPYC 7F72 24 core processor released in Q2/2020 with the Intel Xeon Platinum 8268 which has 24 CPU cores and was introduced in Q2/2019.
AMD EPYC (129) Family Intel Xeon Platinum (89)
AMD EPYC 7002 (24) CPU group Intel Xeon Platinum 8200/9200 (21)
2 Generation 2
Rome (Zen 2) Architecture Cascade Lake
Desktop / Server Segment Desktop / Server
-- Predecessor --
-- Successor --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The AMD EPYC 7F72 is a 24 core processor with a clock frequency of 3.20 GHz (3.70 GHz). The processor can compute 48 threads at the same time. The Intel Xeon Platinum 8268 clocks with 2.90 GHz (3.90 GHz), has 24 CPU cores and can calculate 48 threads in parallel.

AMD EPYC 7F72 Characteristic Intel Xeon Platinum 8268
24 Cores 24
48 Threads 48
normal Core architecture normal
Yes Hyperthreading Yes
No Overclocking ? No
3.20 GHz Frequency 2.90 GHz
3.70 GHz Turbo Frequency (1 Core) 3.90 GHz
3.50 GHz Turbo Frequency (All Cores) 3.40 GHz

NPU AI performance

The performance values of the processor's AI unit. The isolated NPU performance is specified here, the total AI performance (NPU+CPU+iGPU) can be higher. Processors with support for artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) can process many calculations, especially audio, image and video processing, much faster than classic processors.

AMD EPYC 7F72 Characteristic Intel Xeon Platinum 8268
-- AI hardware --
-- AI specifications --
-- NPU + CPU + iGPU --

Integrated graphics (iGPU)

Graphics (iGPU) integrated into the processor not only enable image output without having to rely on a dedicated graphics solution, but can also efficiently accelerate video playback.

no iGPU GPU no iGPU
GPU frequency --
-- GPU (Turbo) --
-- GPU Generation --
Technology
Max. displays
-- Compute units --
-- Shader --
No Hardware Raytracing No
No Frame Generation No
-- Max. GPU Memory --
-- DirectX Version --

Hardware codec support

A photo or video codec that is accelerated in hardware can greatly accelerate the working speed of a processor and extend the battery life of notebooks or smartphones when playing videos.

no iGPU GPU no iGPU
No Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) No
No Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) No
No Codec h264 No
No Codec VP9 No
No Codec VP8 No
No Codec AV1 No
No Codec AVC No
No Codec VC-1 No
No Codec JPEG No

Memory & PCIe

Up to GB of memory in a maximum of 8 memory channels is supported by the AMD EPYC 7F72, while the Intel Xeon Platinum 8268 supports a maximum of 1024 GB of memory with a maximum memory bandwidth of 140.7 GB/s enabled.

AMD EPYC 7F72 Characteristic Intel Xeon Platinum 8268
DDR4-3200 Memory DDR4-2933
Max. Memory 1024 GB
8 (Octa Channel) Memory channels 6 (Hexa Channel)
51.2 GB/s Max. Bandwidth 140.7 GB/s
Yes ECC Yes
-- L2 Cache --
192.00 MB L3 Cache 35.75 MB
4.0 PCIe version 3.0
128 PCIe lanes 48
252.0 GB/s PCIe Bandwidth 47.3 GB/s

Thermal Management

The AMD EPYC 7F72 has a TDP of 240 W. The TDP of the Intel Xeon Platinum 8268 is 205 W. System integrators use the TDP of the processor as a guide when dimensioning the cooling solution.

AMD EPYC 7F72 Characteristic Intel Xeon Platinum 8268
240 W TDP (PL1 / PBP) 205 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down --
-- Tjunction max. --

Technical details

The AMD EPYC 7F72 has 192.00 MB cache and is manufactured in 7 nm. The cache of Intel Xeon Platinum 8268 is at 35.75 MB. The processor is manufactured in 14 nm.

AMD EPYC 7F72 Characteristic Intel Xeon Platinum 8268
7 nm Technology 14 nm
Chiplet Chip design Monolithic
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
SSE4a, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2, FMA3 ISA extensions SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2, AVX-512
SP3 Socket LGA 3647
AMD-V, SVM Virtualization VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
Yes AES-NI Yes
Windows 10, Linux Operating systems Windows 10, Linux
Q2/2020 Release date Q2/2019
2450 $ Release price 6302 $
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Average performance in benchmarks

⌀ Single core performance in 2 CPU benchmarks
AMD EPYC 7F72 (100%)
Intel Xeon Platinum 8268 (90%)
⌀ Multi core performance in 0 CPU benchmarks
AMD EPYC 7F72 (0%)
Intel Xeon Platinum 8268 (0%)

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
AMD EPYC 7F72 AMD EPYC 7F72
24C 48T @ 3.70 GHz
1175 (100%)
Intel Xeon Platinum 8268 Intel Xeon Platinum 8268
24C 48T @ 3.90 GHz
1104 (94%)

Cinebench R20 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
AMD EPYC 7F72 AMD EPYC 7F72
24C 48T @ 3.70 GHz
425 (100%)
Intel Xeon Platinum 8268 Intel Xeon Platinum 8268
24C 48T @ 3.90 GHz
366 (86%)

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
AMD EPYC 7F72 AMD EPYC 7F72
24C 48T @ 3.50 GHz
20479 (100%)
Intel Xeon Platinum 8268 Intel Xeon Platinum 8268
24C 48T @ 3.40 GHz
0 (0%)

Geekbench 6 (Single-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The single-core benchmark only evaluates the performance of the fastest CPU core, the number of CPU cores in a processor is irrelevant here.
AMD EPYC 7F72 AMD EPYC 7F72
24C 48T @ 3.70 GHz
1454 (100%)
Intel Xeon Platinum 8268 Intel Xeon Platinum 8268
24C 48T @ 3.90 GHz
0 (0%)

Geekbench 6 (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The multi-core benchmark evaluates the performance of all of the processor's CPU cores. Virtual thread improvements such as AMD SMT or Intel's Hyper-Threading have a positive impact on the benchmark result.
AMD EPYC 7F72 AMD EPYC 7F72
24C 48T @ 3.50 GHz
13674 (100%)
Intel Xeon Platinum 8268 Intel Xeon Platinum 8268
24C 48T @ 3.40 GHz
0 (0%)

Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark

Some of the CPUs listed below have been benchmarked by CPU-monkey. However the majority of CPUs have not been tested and the results have been estimated by a CPU-monkey’s secret proprietary formula. As such they do not accurately reflect the actual Passmark CPU mark values and are not endorsed by PassMark Software Pty Ltd.
AMD EPYC 7F72 AMD EPYC 7F72
24C 48T @ 3.50 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Xeon Platinum 8268 Intel Xeon Platinum 8268
24C 48T @ 3.40 GHz
31628 (100%)

Devices using this processor

AMD EPYC 7F72 Intel Xeon Platinum 8268
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