Xeon Platinum 8580: because Intel has no shortage of cores either


Hardware and Gaming Specialist

September 23, 2023 at 3:45 p.m.


Intel Emerald Rapids Xeon Platinum 8580 © Intel


The range of processors Xeon is intended for servers and workstations, but that’s no reason not to be interested in it.

While the first models date from June 1998, the Xeon range has quietly celebrated its quarter century. Unfortunately, the situation is not really looking good for Intel.

Despite the upcoming arrival of a new generation that is trying to flex its muscles, it seems that Intel components are still far behind their AMD competitors.

An engineering sample under scrutiny

As is often the case when we talk about leaks within the Intel line-up, we owe these details to the always very well informed YuuKi_AnS which is, once again, relayed by our colleagues at VideoCardz.

Intel Emerald Rapids Xeon Platinum 8580 © Videocardz

© VideoCardz

YuuKi_AnS immediately emphasizes that this information does not concern a so-called “final” chip, but an “ES2” engineering sample. In fact, it is obviously no longer at this stage of the chip’s development that Intel will modify its technical characteristics.

The processor in question is therefore a Xeon Platinum 8580 from Intel’s Emerald Rapids range. According to the names of the American company, this is the fifth generation of this type of processor and it will have a lot to do since it is opposed to AMD’s EPYC Genoa and Genoa-X.

2.6x more cache than Sapphire Rapids

The Xeon Platinum 8580 is, as expected, a processor with 60 Raptor Cove cores for a total of 120 threads. It is therefore only a question of integrating efficient cores and not the slightest efficient core as is the case on Alder Lake or Raptor Lake.


Numerous cores which will be supported by a significantly increasing cache. We are talking about 2 MB of L2 cache for each core, for a total of 120 MB of L2. In addition, the L3 cache is shared and amounts to 300 MB for an impressive combined cache total of 420 MB all the same. It should be noted that this represents an increase of 2.6x compared to Sapphire Rapids, the previous generation at Intel.

On the other hand, compared to AMD’s competing offering consisting of Genoa and Genoa-X CPUs, we are still far from the mark: on these watches, we are talking, in the best case, of 96 cores/192 threads and A mind-blowing total of 1.25 GB of combined cache broken down into 96 MB of L2 cache, 384 MB of CCD-bound L3 cache, and 768 MB of 3D V-Cache-bound L3 cache.

Of course, technical data is not everything and Intel still has a few chips that are a little more muscular than this Xeon Platinum 8580, but the maximum remains stuck on 64 cores (Xeon Platinum 8592). We will see all of this in more detail when they are released on December 14.

Source : VideoCardz

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