Intel Xeon Platinum 8160 vs Intel Core i5-8350U

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Intel Xeon Platinum 8160 CPU1 vs CPU2 Intel Core i5-8350U
Intel Xeon Platinum 8160 Intel Core i5-8350U

CPU comparison

In this CPU comparison, we compare the Intel Xeon Platinum 8160 and the Intel Core i5-8350U and use benchmarks to check which processor is faster.

We compare the Intel Xeon Platinum 8160 24 core processor released in Q3/2017 with the Intel Core i5-8350U which has 4 CPU cores and was introduced in Q3/2017.
Intel Xeon Platinum (89) Family Intel Core i5 (331)
Intel Xeon Platinum 8100 (16) CPU group Intel Core i 8000U (KL) (7)
1 Generation 8
Skylake Architecture Kaby Lake U Refresh
Desktop / Server Segment Mobile
-- Predecessor --
-- Successor --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The Intel Xeon Platinum 8160 is a 24 core processor with a clock frequency of 2.10 GHz (3.70 GHz). The processor can compute 48 threads at the same time. The Intel Core i5-8350U clocks with 1.70 GHz (3.60 GHz), has 4 CPU cores and can calculate 8 threads in parallel.

Intel Xeon Platinum 8160 Characteristic Intel Core i5-8350U
24 Cores 4
48 Threads 8
normal Core architecture normal
Yes Hyperthreading Yes
No Overclocking ? No
2.10 GHz Frequency 1.70 GHz
3.70 GHz Turbo Frequency (1 Core) 3.60 GHz
2.60 GHz Turbo Frequency (All Cores) 2.40 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.

Intel Xeon Platinum 8160 Characteristic Intel Core i5-8350U
-- 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 Intel UHD Graphics 620
GPU frequency 0.30 GHz
-- GPU (Turbo) 1.10 GHz
-- GPU Generation 9.5
Technology 14 nm
Max. displays 3
-- Compute units 24
-- Shader 192
No Hardware Raytracing No
No Frame Generation No
-- Max. GPU Memory 16 GB
-- DirectX Version 12

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

Memory & PCIe

Up to 768 GB of memory in a maximum of 6 memory channels is supported by the Intel Xeon Platinum 8160, while the Intel Core i5-8350U supports a maximum of 32 GB of memory with a maximum memory bandwidth of 38.4 GB/s enabled.

Intel Xeon Platinum 8160 Characteristic Intel Core i5-8350U
DDR4-2666 Memory DDR4-2400
768 GB Max. Memory 32 GB
6 (Hexa Channel) Memory channels 2 (Dual Channel)
128.1 GB/s Max. Bandwidth 38.4 GB/s
Yes ECC No
-- L2 Cache --
33.00 MB L3 Cache 6.00 MB
3.0 PCIe version 3.0
48 PCIe lanes 12
47.3 GB/s PCIe Bandwidth 11.8 GB/s

Thermal Management

The Intel Xeon Platinum 8160 has a TDP of 150 W. The TDP of the Intel Core i5-8350U is 15 W. System integrators use the TDP of the processor as a guide when dimensioning the cooling solution.

Intel Xeon Platinum 8160 Characteristic Intel Core i5-8350U
150 W TDP (PL1 / PBP) 15 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down --
-- Tjunction max. --

Technical details

The Intel Xeon Platinum 8160 has 33.00 MB cache and is manufactured in 14 nm. The cache of Intel Core i5-8350U is at 6.00 MB. The processor is manufactured in 14 nm.

Intel Xeon Platinum 8160 Characteristic Intel Core i5-8350U
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, AVX-512 ISA extensions SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2
LGA 3647 Socket BGA 1356
VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d Virtualization VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
Yes AES-NI Yes
Windows 10, Linux Operating systems Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux
Q3/2017 Release date Q3/2017
4700 $ Release price 385 $
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Average performance in benchmarks

⌀ Single core performance in 2 CPU benchmarks
Intel Xeon Platinum 8160 (98%)
Intel Core i5-8350U (91%)
⌀ Multi core performance in 3 CPU benchmarks
Intel Xeon Platinum 8160 (100%)
Intel Core i5-8350U (21%)

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 Xeon Platinum 8160 Intel Xeon Platinum 8160
24C 48T @ 3.70 GHz
1062 (100%)
Intel Core i5-8350U Intel Core i5-8350U
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
864 (81%)

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 Xeon Platinum 8160 Intel Xeon Platinum 8160
24C 48T @ 2.60 GHz
16458 (100%)
Intel Core i5-8350U Intel Core i5-8350U
4C 8T @ 2.40 GHz
3779 (23%)

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 Xeon Platinum 8160 Intel Xeon Platinum 8160
24C 48T @ 2.60 GHz
27988 (100%)
Intel Core i5-8350U Intel Core i5-8350U
4C 8T @ 2.40 GHz
6255 (22%)

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 Xeon Platinum 8160 Intel Xeon Platinum 8160
24C 48T @ 3.70 GHz
161 (96%)
Intel Core i5-8350U Intel Core i5-8350U
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
167 (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 Xeon Platinum 8160 Intel Xeon Platinum 8160
24C 48T @ 2.60 GHz
3444 (100%)
Intel Core i5-8350U Intel Core i5-8350U
4C 8T @ 2.40 GHz
571 (17%)

Cinebench 2024 (Single-Core)

The Cinebench 2024 benchmark is based on the Redshift rendering engine, which is also used in Maxon's 3D program Cinema 4D. The benchmark runs are each 10 minutes long to test whether the processor is limited by its heat generation.
Intel Xeon Platinum 8160 Intel Xeon Platinum 8160
24C 48T @ 3.70 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i5-8350U Intel Core i5-8350U
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
55 (100%)

Cinebench 2024 (Multi-Core)

The Multi-Core test of the Cinebench 2024 benchmark uses all cpu cores to render using the Redshift rendering engine, which is also used in Maxons Cinema 4D. The benchmark run is 10 minutes long to test whether the processor is limited by its heat generation.
Intel Xeon Platinum 8160 Intel Xeon Platinum 8160
24C 48T @ 3.70 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i5-8350U Intel Core i5-8350U
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
155 (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 Xeon Platinum 8160 Intel Xeon Platinum 8160
24C 48T @ 3.70 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i5-8350U Intel Core i5-8350U
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
896 (100%)

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 Xeon Platinum 8160 Intel Xeon Platinum 8160
24C 48T @ 2.60 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i5-8350U Intel Core i5-8350U
4C 8T @ 2.40 GHz
2911 (100%)

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 Xeon Platinum 8160 Intel Xeon Platinum 8160
24C 48T @ 3.70 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i5-8350U Intel Core i5-8350U
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
1198 (100%)

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 Xeon Platinum 8160 Intel Xeon Platinum 8160
24C 48T @ 2.60 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i5-8350U Intel Core i5-8350U
4C 8T @ 2.40 GHz
3761 (100%)

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 Xeon Platinum 8160 Intel Xeon Platinum 8160
24C 48T @ 2.60 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i5-8350U Intel Core i5-8350U
4C 8T @ 2.40 GHz
1564 (100%)

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 Xeon Platinum 8160 Intel Xeon Platinum 8160
@ 0.00 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i5-8350U Intel Core i5-8350U
Intel UHD Graphics 620 @ 1.10 GHz
422 (100%)

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 Xeon Platinum 8160 Intel Xeon Platinum 8160
24C 48T @ 2.10 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i5-8350U Intel Core i5-8350U
4C 8T @ 1.70 GHz
1821 (100%)

Devices using this processor

Intel Xeon Platinum 8160 Intel Core i5-8350U
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