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Intel’s 28-Core Xeon Platinum 8176, 24-Core Xeon Platinum 8168 and 16-Core Intel Xeon Gold CPUs Spotted And Get Cinebench Benchmarks Leaked

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Jun 11, 2017

A massive leak has surfaced on Chinese retail site Taobao and has dumped the complete specifications and benchmarks of Intel’s upcoming Skylake based Xeon lineup codenamed Xeon Platinum and Xeon Gold (previously the Xeon EP series). The leak includes the Xeon Platinum 8176 Processor which boasts 28 Cores / 56 Threads and also includes 2S benchmarks of the Xeon Platinum 8168 CPU for a grand total of 48 Cores / 96 Threads. This is a big one people so fasten up your seat-belts.

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Intel’s plan for a re-branding of its Xeon lineup was revealed when it accidentally confirmed the rumored nomenclature change in a PCN. The brand new Xeon Platinum and Gold Series will basically be replacing the Xeon EP series which previously included processors as the 2699 v4. While we do not know the official specifications, the highest core processor in the lineup will be the Xeon Platinum 8080, which there is reason to believe is the same 32-Core monster die we saw before.

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This particular leak was posted on the Chinese retail site Taobao and the processors are actually available for sale (assuming you have a couple of thousand dollars lying around) for those who are enterprising enough to find them. The lister benchmarked the processors and also posted CPU-Z and HWinfo screenshots of the same. All Xeon Platinum and Gold CPUs are based on the LGA 3647 socket and Lewisburg PCH. So without any further ado, lets get into it.

Intel Platinum 8176: 28 Cores / 56 Threads Processor and Dual Socket 56 Cores /112 Threads Benchmarks

The first processor we have is the Intel Xeon Platinum 8176 processor which rocks 28 Cores / 56 Threads and has a clock speed of 2.1 GHz. This is complimented by a maximum single core turbo of 3.8 GHz whileas the all-core turbo extends up to 2.8 GHz. The CPU scores 37.08 cb in Cinebench R11.5. This is a score that is roughly equivalent to a 16-core processor and there is good reason for this: this version of Cinebench is only recognizing 16 cores.

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In Cinebench R15 however, the lister has included a dual socket benchmarks with all cores (56 Cores / 112 Threads) correctly being detected and the configuration nets 6525 points in Cinebench R15! The all core turbo appears to be stable at 2.8 GHz. This processor can be yours for only $3222 over at Taobao should you want to buy it (Note: this is the re-seller price, not the official MSRP).

Intel Platinum 8168: 24 Core / 48 Threads Processor and Dual Socket 48 Cores / 96 Threads Benchmarks

The second processor in our leak today is the Intel Xeon Platinum 8168 which boasts 24 Cores and 48 Threads. The base clock speed of this processor is 2.7 GHz which is quite a step up from the 8176. The base clock is complimented by the single core turbo of 3.8 GHz and the all-core turbo appears to be stable at 3.3 GHz.  There is only one benchmark included for this particular processor and that is in the Dual Socket configuration of 48 Cores / 96 Threads.

Interestingly, the processor manages to output even higher performance than its bigger brother. It nets 7212 points in Cinebench R15 and this is roughly 10% faster than the 8176. The reason for this is simple of course, the loss in core count isnt high enough to offset the gain that results from having a significantly higher clock speed. This processor is going to be the one that will deliver the most optimal performance unless Intel decides to up the clocks on the CPUs. The Intel Xeon Platinum 8168 can be yours only for $3814 (Note: this is the re-seller price, not the official MSRP).

Intel Xeon Gold 6161: 22 Core / 44 Threads Processor and Benchmarks

Next up we have the Xeon Gold entrants starting off with the the Xeon Gold 6161 which boasts 22 Cores and 44 Threads. The processor has a base clock of 2.2 GHz and a turbo clock of 3.8 GHz. The all-core turbo appears to be stable at 2.8 GHz, which appears to be more to do with Intel’s motives to ensure a lower performance metric than its older brothers, than actual thermal constraints.

Interestingly, Cinebench R 11.5 did not recognize more than 16 cores in the 1S benchmarks and the processor scored 32 cb, about the same as its older brothers. While we don’t have any dual socket benchmarks for this entry, we do have a single socket benchmark with all 22 cores fully detected. With all cores operational and at full power, the Xeon Gold 6161 scores 3249 points. This processor can be yours for the price of $2488. (Note: this is the re-seller price, not the official MSRP).

Intel Xeon Gold 6142: 16 Core / 32 Thread Processor and Dual Socket 32 Cores / 64 Threads Benchmarks

Finally, we have the Xeon Gold 6142 processor which has exactly 16 Cores and 32 Threads. The base clock of this particular processor is 2.6 GHz with the single-core turbo being 3.7 GHz. The all-core turbo appears to be stable at 3.3 GHz. These are pretty decent clocks for a processor this size and the performance is indicative of the same. The Xeon Gold 6142 scores 49.22 cb in Cinebench R11.5, this is the highest score so far and the only one where the CPU was detected correctly by the benchmark.

Up next, we have dual socket benchmarks with 32 Cores and 64 Threads. The 2S configured Xeon Gold 6142 scores an impressive 4904 points at an all core clock speed of 3.3 GHz. An interesting thing to note here is that this processor is probably a good reference point for Intel’s upcoming Skylake-X lineup – especially the 16 core part. This processor can be yours for $1751. (Note: this is the re-seller price, not the official MSRP).

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The lineups boast a wide variety of clock speeds and core configurations with the flagship going as high as 28 cores clocked at a hearty 2.5 GHz. The socket is LGA 3647 and this lineup is the new nomenclature of the Skylake-EP platform. Xeons previously named E5 and E7 are now going to be named according to this new nomenclature. Oh and there is still no official word on the 32-core chip we spotted earlier this year.+

Intel’s Xeon Gold and Platinum lineups go as high as 3.6 GHz clock speed with the low core variants (think Xeon Gold 5122) and as low as 2.0 GHz for some specific low power variants. The Xeon Gold lineup has the nomenclature of 61xx while the Platinum lineup follows the 81xx nomenclature for CPU naming convention. Let’s talk about the absolutely monster CPU that is lurking in this lineup though: the 28 core, 56 thread Xeon part.

The Intel Xeon Platinum 8180 is the part believed to have 28 cores and is clocked at an astounding 2.5 GHz core clock. This is very impressive for a processor with this amount of cores. It also has an L3 cache of 38.5 MB as well as a TDP of just 205 watts. The architectural improvements that set Skylake apart from Broadwell can be found throughout this lineup so it would be fair to call it Intel’s Skylake rollout to the server market.

Intel Xeon Gold 61xx Series Lineup:

Wccftech Clock Speed Stepping Product Code S-Spec MM#
Intel Xeon Gold 5122 Processor 3.6 GHZ HO CD8067303330702 S R3 AT 955974
Intel Xeon Gold 6126 Processor 2.6 GHZ HO CD8067303405900 S R3 B3 956004
Intel Xeon Gold 6126T Processor 2.6 GHZ HO CD8067303593100 S R3 39 958190
Intel Xeon Gold 6128 Processor 3.4 GHZ HO CD8067303592600 S R3 34 958179
Intel Xeon Gold 6130 Processor 2.1 GHZ HO CD8067303409000 S R3 B9 956019
Intel Xeon Gold 6130T Processor 2.1 GHZ HO CD8067303593000 S R3 J8 958189
Intel Xeon Gold 6132 Processor 2.6 GHZ HO CD8067303592500 S R3 J3 958178
Intel Xeon Gold 6134 Processor 3.2 GHZ HO CD8067303330302 S R3 AR 955887
Intel Xeon Gold 6134M Processor 3.2 GHZ HO CD8067303330402 S R3 AS 955889
Intel Xeon Gold 6136 Processor 3.0 GHZ HO CD8067303405800 S R3 B2 956002
Intel Xeon Gold 6138 Processor 2.0 GHZ HO CD8067303406100 S R3 B5 956008
Intel Xeon Gold 6138T Processor 2.0 GHZ HO CD8067303592900 S R3 J7 958188
Intel Xeon Gold 6140 Processor 2.3 GHZ HO CD8067303405200 S R3 AX 955989
Intel Xeon Gold 6140M Processor 2.3 GHZ HO CD8067303405500 S R3 AZ 955996
Intel Xeon Gold 6142 Processor 2.6 GHZ HO CD8067303405400 S R3 AY 955993
Intel Xeon Gold 6142M Processor 2.6 GHZ HO CD8067303405700 S R3 B1 956000
Intel Xeon Gold 6148 Processor 2.4 GHZ HO CD8067303406200 S R3 B6 956010
Intel Xeon Gold 6150 Processor 2.7 GHZ HO CD8067303328000 S R3 7K 955037
Intel Xeon Gold 6152 Processor 2.1 GHZ HO CD8067303406000 S R3 B4 956006
Intel Xeon Gold 6154 Processor 3.0 GHZ HO CD8067303592700 S R3 J5 958186

The T and M at the end of the nomenclature both stand for power variants and the H0 stepping shows that Intel has been busy with this lineup progressing so far into the nomenclature family of CPU steppings. The amount of DIMMs available has been increased to 3 DIMMs per channel for a grand total of 18 DIMMs per CPU.

So far Intel has four families of Xeon planned: Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum. The Platinum family will be the 8000 series, gold will be 6000 and 500, silver will be 4000 and bronze will be the 3000 series. Core scaling is thought to start from 10 cores all the way up to 28 cores (or even 32 cores if the processor we saw earlier ends up being part of this lineup.

Intel Xeon Platinum 81xx Series Lineup:

Wccftech Clock Speed Stepping Product Code S-Spec MM#
Intel Xeon Platinum 8153 Processor 2.0 GHZ HO CD8067303408900 S R3 BA 956021
Intel Xeon Platinum 8156 Processor 3.6 GHZ HO CD8067303368800 S R3 AV 955978
Intel Xeon Platinum 8158 Processor 3.0 GHZ HO CD8067303406500 S R3 B7 956012
Intel Xeon Platinum 8160 Processor 2.1 GHZ HO CD8067303405600 S RBO 955998
Intel Xeon Platinum 8160M Processor 2.1 GHZ HO CD8067303406600 S R3 B8 956014
Intel Xeon Platinum 8160T Processor 2.1 GHZ HO CD8067303592800 S R3 36 958187
Intel Xeon Platinum 8164 Processor 2.0 GHZ HO CD8067303408800 S R3 BB 956023
Intel Xeon Platinum 8168 Processor 2.7 GHZ HO CD8067303327701 S R3 73 955036
Intel Xeon Platinum 8170 Processor 2.1 GHZ HO CD8067303327601 S R3 7H 955035
Intel Xeon Platinum 8170M Processor 2.1 GHZ HO CD8067303319201 S R3 BD 956027
Intel Xeon Platinum 8176 Processor 2.1 GHZ HO CD8067303314700 S R3 7A 955028
Intel Xeon Platinum 8176M Processor 2.1 GHZ HO CD8067303133605 S R3 7U 955112
Intel Xeon Platinum 8180 Processor 2.5 GHZ HO CD8067303314400 S R3 77 955025
Intel Xeon Platinum 8180M Processor 2.5 GHZ HO CD8067303192101 S R3 7T 955111