Dual Intel Xeon Platinum 8180 vs Intel Core i7-5960X

Comparison of technical characteristics between computer processors, with the Intel Core i7-5960X on one hand, and the Dual Intel Xeon Platinum 8180 on the other hand. The first has a total of 8 cores, 16 threads, a maximum frequency of 3.5 GHz, a thermal design power of 140 W. The second has 28 cores, 56 threads, its turbo frequency reaches 3.8 GHz, its TDP is set to 410 W. The following table also allows us to compare the lithography, the number of transistors (if indicated), the amount of cache memory, the maximum RAM memory capacity, the type of memory accepted, the launch date, the maximum number of PCIe lines , the values obtained in Geekbench 4 and Cinebench R15, as well as the price.


Processor Dual Intel Xeon Platinum 8180 Intel Core i7-5960X
Family Skylake Haswell E
Part number(s), S-Spec BX80671I76900K,
Release date Q3 2017 Q3 2014
Lithography 14 nm+ 22 nm
Transistors 2,600,000,000
Cores 28 8
Threads 56 16
Base frequency 2.5 GHz 3.0 GHz
Turbo frequency 3.8 GHz 3.5 GHz
Cache 38.5 MB 20 MB
Max memory size 768 GB 64 GB
Memory types DDR4-2666 DDR4 1600/1866/2133
Max PCIe lanes 48 40
TDP 410 W 140 W
Socket LGA 3647 LGA 2011-3
Cinebench R15 single-thread 84 140
Cinebench R15 multi-thread 6,580 1,393
PassMark single thread 2,000 1,995
PassMark CPU Mark 34,585 15,950
Geekbench 4 single-core 4,642 4,977
Geekbench 4 multi-core 118,496 30,781
Rating 3.6 / 5 4.3 / 5
Number of reviews 24 149
Price $22,400 $559
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We can better compare what are the technical differences between the two processors. The processor Dual Intel Xeon Platinum 8180 has more cores, that the maximum frequency of the Dual Intel Xeon Platinum 8180 is superior, that the heat dissipation power of the Intel Core i7-5960X is smaller. The Dual Intel Xeon Platinum 8180 has been launched after.

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Performance comparison between the two processors, for this we are looking at the results on Geekbench 4, PassMark and Cinebench R15.

Geekbench 4:

Processeur Geekbench 4 – Score multi-core & single-core – Linux 64-bit
Dual Intel Xeon Platinum 8180  4 642
 118 496
Intel Core i7-5960X  4 977
 30 781

Geekbench 4 is a complete benchmark platform with several types of tests, including data compression, image encryption, AES encryption, SQL encoding, HTML rendering, PDF rendering, Matrix calculation, Fast Fourier Transformation, 3D object simulation, photo editing, memory testing. This allows us to better visualize the respective power of these two chips. For each result, we took an average of 250 values on the famous benchmark software.

On the single-core side, the difference is 7%. In multi-core, the differential gap is 285%.


Processeur PassMark – CPU Mark & single thread
Dual Intel Xeon Platinum 8180  2,000
Intel Core i7-5960X  1,995

PassMark is a benchmarking software that performs several tests including prime numbers, integers, floating point, compression, physics, extended instructions, encryption, sorting. Higher is the score, bigger is the power of the computer.

On PassMark, there is a difference of 0% in single-core. On the multi-core side, the gap is 117%.

Cinebench R15:

Processeur Cinebench R15 – Score
Dual Intel Xeon Platinum 8180  84
Intel Core i7-5960X  140

Cinebench R15 allows to evaluate the performance of a CPU by rendering a photorealistic 3D scene. The scene has 2,000 objects, 300,000 polygons, antialiasing, uses sharp and fuzzy reflections, bright areas, procedural shaders, shadows, etc. Faster is the rendering of the scene created, more powerful is the PC, with a high number of points.

On this software, there is a difference of 67% in single-core. On the multi-core side, the gap reaches 372%.