Intel Xeon D-1520 vs E5-2418L

Price now 948$
Games supported 76%
Intel Xeon D-1520
Intel Xeon D-1520
  • Interface
  • Core clock speed
  • Max video memory
  • Memory type
  • Memory clock speed
  • Maximum resolution
Intel Xeon E5-2418L
Intel Xeon E5-2418L
  • Interface
  • Core clock speed
  • Max video memory
  • Memory type
  • Memory clock speed
  • Maximum resolution
Price now 120$
Games supported 77%

General info

Comparing Xeon D-1520 and Xeon E5-2418L processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and price.

Place in performance rating19221874
Value for money0.150.61
Market segmentServerServer
SeriesIntel Xeon Dno data
Architecture codenameBroadwell (2015−2019)Sandy Bridge-EN (2012)
Release date9 March 2015 (7 years ago)14 May 2012 (10 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$199no data
Current price$948 (4.8x MSRP)$120
Value for money

To get the index we compare the characteristics of the processors and their cost, taking into account the cost of other processors.

  • 0
  • 50
  • 100
  • 0
  • 50
  • 100

Technical specs

Xeon D-1520 and Xeon E5-2418L basic parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of CPU speed, though for more precise assessment you have to consider their test results.

Physical cores4 (Quad-Core)4 (Quad-Core)
Base clock speed2.2 GHz2 GHz
Boost clock speed2.6 GHz2.1 GHz
L1 cache256 KB64 KB (per core)
L2 cache1 MB256 KB (per core)
L3 cache6 MB10240 KB (shared)
Chip lithography14 nm32 nm
Die size246.24 mm2294 mm2
Maximum core temperature80 °Cno data
Maximum case temperature (TCase)80 °Cno data
Number of transistors3200 Million1,270 million
64 bit support++
Windows 11 compatibility--
Unlocked multiplier--


Information on Xeon D-1520 and Xeon E5-2418L compatibility with other computer components: motherboard (look for socket type), power supply unit (look for power consumption) etc. Useful when planning a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. Note that power consumption of some processors can well exceed their nominal TDP, even without overclocking. Some can even double their declared thermals given that the motherboard allows to tune the CPU power parameters.

Number of CPUs in a configuration12
Thermal design power (TDP)45 Watt50 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Xeon D-1520 and Xeon E5-2418L. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Instruction set extensionsIntel® AVX2no data
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)+no data
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)++
Turbo Boost Technology2.0no data
Hyper-Threading Technology++
TSX+no data
TSX+no data
Idle States+no data
Thermal Monitoring+no data
GPIO+no data

Security technologies

Xeon D-1520 and Xeon E5-2418L technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

EDB+no data
Secure Key+no data
OS Guard+no data

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Xeon D-1520 and Xeon E5-2418L are enumerated here.

VT-d+no data
VT-x+no data
EPT+no data

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel quantity of RAM supported by Xeon D-1520 and Xeon E5-2418L. Depending on the motherboards, higher memory frequencies may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR4DDR3
Maximum memory size128 GBno data
Max memory channels2no data
Maximum memory bandwidth34.124 GB/sno data
ECC memory support+no data


Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Xeon D-1520 and Xeon E5-2418L.

PCIe version2.0/3.0no data
PCI Express lanes32no data
USB revision2.0/3.0no data
Total number of SATA ports6no data
Number of USB ports8no data
Integrated LAN+no data
UART+no data

Benchmark performance

Various benchmark results of the processors in comparison. Overall score is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.

Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

Xeon D-1520 3.41
Xeon E5-2418L 3.61
  • Passmark

Passmark CPU Mark is a widespread benchmark, consisting of 8 different types of workload, including integer and floating point math, extended instructions, compression, encryption and physics calculation. There is also one separate single-threaded scenario measuring single-core performance.

Benchmark coverage: 68%

Xeon D-1520 3324
Xeon E5-2418L 3518

Gaming performance

Advantages and disadvantages

Performance rating 3.41 3.61
Novelty 9 March 2015 14 May 2012
Boost clock speed 2200 2000
Base clock speed 2200 0
Chip lithography 14 nm 32 nm
Thermal design power (TDP) 45 Watt 50 Watt

Technical City couldn't decide between

Intel Xeon D-1520
Intel Xeon D-1520


Intel Xeon E5-2418L
Intel Xeon E5-2418L

The differences in performance seem too small.

Should you still have questions on choice between Xeon D-1520 and Xeon E5-2418L, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

Cast your vote

Do you think we are right or mistaken in our choice? Vote by clicking "Like" button near your favourite CPU.

Similar processor comparisons

We picked several similar comparisons of processors in the same market segment and performance relatively close to those reviewed on this page.

User rating

Here you can see how users rate the processors, as well as rate them yourself.

This processor has no user ratings yet.

Rate Intel Xeon D-1520 on a scale of 1 to 5:

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
3.7 3 ratings

Rate Intel Xeon E5-2418L on a scale of 1 to 5:

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Questions and comments

Here you can ask a question about Xeon D-1520 or Xeon E5-2418L, agree or disagree with our judgements, or report an error or mismatch.