Intel Core i5-8250U vs Intel Xeon Platinum 8160

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CPU comparison with benchmarks


Intel Core i5-8250U CPU1 vs CPU2 Intel Xeon Platinum 8160
Intel Core i5-8250U Intel Xeon Platinum 8160

CPU comparison

Intel Core i5-8250U or Intel Xeon Platinum 8160 - which processor is faster? In this comparison we look at the differences and analyze which of these two CPUs is better. We compare the technical data and benchmark results.

The Intel Core i5-8250U has 4 cores with 8 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 3.40 GHz. Up to 32 GB of memory is supported in 2 memory channels. The Intel Core i5-8250U was released in Q3/2017.

The Intel Xeon Platinum 8160 has 24 cores with 48 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 3.70 GHz. The CPU supports up to 768 GB of memory in 6 memory channels. The Intel Xeon Platinum 8160 was released in Q3/2017.
Intel Core i5 (334) Family Intel Xeon Platinum (89)
Intel Core i 8000U (KL) (7) CPU group Intel Xeon Platinum 8100 (16)
8 Generation 1
Kaby Lake U Refresh Architecture Skylake
Mobile Segment Desktop / Server
-- Predecessor --
-- Successor --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The Intel Core i5-8250U is a 4 core processor with a clock frequency of 1.60 GHz (3.40 GHz). The Intel Xeon Platinum 8160 has 24 CPU cores with a clock frequency of 2.10 GHz (3.70 GHz).

Intel Core i5-8250U Characteristic Intel Xeon Platinum 8160
4 Cores 24
8 Threads 48
normal Core architecture normal
Yes Hyperthreading Yes
No Overclocking ? No
1.60 GHz Frequency 2.10 GHz
3.40 GHz Turbo Frequency (1 Core) 3.70 GHz
2.30 GHz Turbo Frequency (All Cores) 2.60 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.

Intel Core i5-8250U Characteristic Intel Xeon Platinum 8160
-- AI hardware --
-- AI specifications --
-- NPU + CPU + iGPU --

Integrated graphics (iGPU)

The integrated graphics unit of a processor is not only responsible for the pure image output on the system, but can also significantly increase the efficiency of the system with the support of modern video codecs.

Intel UHD Graphics 620 GPU no iGPU
0.30 GHz GPU frequency --
1.10 GHz GPU (Turbo) --
9.5 GPU Generation --
14 nm Technology
3 Max. displays
24 Compute units --
192 Shader --
No Hardware Raytracing No
No Frame Generation No
16 GB Max. GPU Memory --
12 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.

Intel UHD Graphics 620 GPU no iGPU
Decode / Encode Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) No
Decode / Encode Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) No
Decode / Encode Codec h264 No
Decode / Encode Codec VP9 No
Decode / Encode Codec VP8 No
No Codec AV1 No
Decode / Encode Codec AVC No
Decode Codec VC-1 No
Decode / Encode Codec JPEG No

Memory & PCIe

The Intel Core i5-8250U supports a maximum of 32 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The Intel Xeon Platinum 8160 can connect up to 768 GB of memory in 6 memory channels.

Intel Core i5-8250U Characteristic Intel Xeon Platinum 8160
DDR4-2400 Memory DDR4-2666
32 GB Max. Memory 768 GB
2 (Dual Channel) Memory channels 6 (Hexa Channel)
38.4 GB/s Max. Bandwidth 128.1 GB/s
No ECC Yes
-- L2 Cache --
6.00 MB L3 Cache 33.00 MB
3.0 PCIe version 3.0
12 PCIe lanes 48
11.8 GB/s PCIe Bandwidth 47.3 GB/s

Thermal Management

The TDP (Thermal Design Power) of a processor specifies the required cooling solution. The Intel Core i5-8250U has a TDP of 15 W, that of the Intel Xeon Platinum 8160 is 150 W.

Intel Core i5-8250U Characteristic Intel Xeon Platinum 8160
15 W TDP (PL1 / PBP) 150 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down --
-- Tjunction max. --

Technical details

The Intel Core i5-8250U has a 6.00 MB cache, while the Intel Xeon Platinum 8160 cache has a total of 33.00 MB.

Intel Core i5-8250U Characteristic Intel Xeon Platinum 8160
14 nm Technology 14 nm
Monolithic Chip design Monolithic
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2 ISA extensions SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2, AVX-512
BGA 1356 Socket LGA 3647
VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d Virtualization VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
Yes AES-NI Yes
Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux Operating systems Windows 10, Linux
Q3/2017 Release date Q3/2017
385 $ Release price 4700 $
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Average performance in benchmarks

⌀ Single core performance in 2 CPU benchmarks
Intel Core i5-8250U (85%)
Intel Xeon Platinum 8160 (100%)
⌀ Multi core performance in 3 CPU benchmarks
Intel Core i5-8250U (18%)
Intel Xeon Platinum 8160 (100%)

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.
Intel Core i5-8250U Intel Core i5-8250U
4C 8T @ 3.40 GHz
753 (71%)
Intel Xeon Platinum 8160 Intel Xeon Platinum 8160
24C 48T @ 3.70 GHz
1062 (100%)

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.
Intel Core i5-8250U Intel Core i5-8250U
4C 8T @ 2.30 GHz
2956 (18%)
Intel Xeon Platinum 8160 Intel Xeon Platinum 8160
24C 48T @ 2.60 GHz
16458 (100%)

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.
Intel Core i5-8250U Intel Core i5-8250U
4C 8T @ 2.30 GHz
5901 (21%)
Intel Xeon Platinum 8160 Intel Xeon Platinum 8160
24C 48T @ 2.60 GHz
27988 (100%)

Cinebench R15 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 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.
Intel Core i5-8250U Intel Core i5-8250U
4C 8T @ 3.40 GHz
157 (98%)
Intel Xeon Platinum 8160 Intel Xeon Platinum 8160
24C 48T @ 3.70 GHz
161 (100%)

Cinebench R15 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
Intel Core i5-8250U Intel Core i5-8250U
4C 8T @ 2.30 GHz
549 (16%)
Intel Xeon Platinum 8160 Intel Xeon Platinum 8160
24C 48T @ 2.60 GHz
3444 (100%)

Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 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.
Intel Core i5-8250U Intel Core i5-8250U
4C 8T @ 3.40 GHz
897 (100%)
Intel Xeon Platinum 8160 Intel Xeon Platinum 8160
24C 48T @ 3.70 GHz
0 (0%)

Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
Intel Core i5-8250U Intel Core i5-8250U
4C 8T @ 2.30 GHz
3118 (100%)
Intel Xeon Platinum 8160 Intel Xeon Platinum 8160
24C 48T @ 2.60 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.
Intel Core i5-8250U Intel Core i5-8250U
4C 8T @ 3.40 GHz
1127 (100%)
Intel Xeon Platinum 8160 Intel Xeon Platinum 8160
24C 48T @ 3.70 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.
Intel Core i5-8250U Intel Core i5-8250U
4C 8T @ 2.30 GHz
3311 (100%)
Intel Xeon Platinum 8160 Intel Xeon Platinum 8160
24C 48T @ 2.60 GHz
0 (0%)

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.
Intel Core i5-8250U Intel Core i5-8250U
4C 8T @ 3.40 GHz
348 (100%)
Intel Xeon Platinum 8160 Intel Xeon Platinum 8160
24C 48T @ 3.70 GHz
0 (0%)

Cinebench R20 (Multi-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 multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
Intel Core i5-8250U Intel Core i5-8250U
4C 8T @ 2.30 GHz
1509 (100%)
Intel Xeon Platinum 8160 Intel Xeon Platinum 8160
24C 48T @ 2.60 GHz
0 (0%)

iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS)

The theoretical computing performance of the internal graphics unit of the processor with simple accuracy (32 bit) in GFLOPS. GFLOPS indicates how many billion floating point operations the iGPU can perform per second.
Intel Core i5-8250U Intel Core i5-8250U
Intel UHD Graphics 620 @ 1.10 GHz
422 (100%)
Intel Xeon Platinum 8160 Intel Xeon Platinum 8160
@ 0.00 GHz
0 (0%)

Blender 3.1 Benchmark

In the Blender Benchmark 3.1, the scenes "monster", "junkshop" and "classroom" are rendered and the time required by the system is measured. In our benchmark we test the CPU and not the graphics card. Blender 3.1 was presented as a standalone version in March 2022.
Intel Core i5-8250U Intel Core i5-8250U
4C 8T @ 2.30 GHz
46 (100%)
Intel Xeon Platinum 8160 Intel Xeon Platinum 8160
24C 48T @ 2.60 GHz
0 (0%)

Blender 2.81 (bmw27)

Blender is a free 3D graphics software for rendering (creating) 3D bodies, which can also be textured and animated in the software. The Blender benchmark creates predefined scenes and measures the time (s) required for the entire scene. The shorter the time required, the better. We selected bmw27 as the benchmark scene.
Intel Core i5-8250U Intel Core i5-8250U
4C 8T @ 2.30 GHz
705.3 (100%)
Intel Xeon Platinum 8160 Intel Xeon Platinum 8160
24C 48T @ 2.60 GHz
0 (0%)

CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Single-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.
Intel Core i5-8250U Intel Core i5-8250U
4C 8T @ 3.40 GHz
361 (100%)
Intel Xeon Platinum 8160 Intel Xeon Platinum 8160
24C 48T @ 3.70 GHz
0 (0%)

CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Multi-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.
Intel Core i5-8250U Intel Core i5-8250U
4C 8T @ 1.60 GHz
1680 (100%)
Intel Xeon Platinum 8160 Intel Xeon Platinum 8160
24C 48T @ 2.10 GHz
0 (0%)

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