Intel Xeon E5-1650 v4 vs Silver 4208

General info

Comparing Xeon E5-1650 v4 and Xeon Silver 4208 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and price.

Place in our rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
1.27
 
0.84
Market segment
Server
 
Server
Series
Intel Xeon E5
 
Intel Xeon Silver
Architecture codename
Broadwell
 
Cascade Lake
Launch date
20 June 2016 (4 years ago)
 
2 April 2019 (2 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)
$617
 
$417
Price now
$493 (0.8x MSRP)
 
$733 (1.8x MSRP)

Technical specs

Xeon E5-1650 v4 and Xeon Silver 4208 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 cores
6 (Hexa-Core)
 
8 (Octa-Core)
Threads
12
 
16
Base clock speed
3.6 GHz
 
2.1 GHz
Boost clock speed
4 GHz
 
3.2 GHz
Bus support
5 GT/s
 
no data
L1 cache
no data
 
512 KB
L2 cache
1.5 MB
 
8 MB
L3 cache
15 MB
 
11 MB
Chip lithography
14 nm
 
14 nm
Die size
246.24 mm2
 
no data
Maximum core temperature
69 °C
 
78 °C
Number of transistors
3200 Million
 
no data
64 bit support
+
 
+

Compatibility

Information on Xeon E5-1650 v4 and Xeon Silver 4208 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 configuration
1
 
2 (Multiprocessor)
Socket
FCLGA2011-3
 
FCLGA3647
Thermal design power (TDP)
140 Watt
 
85 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Xeon E5-1650 v4 and Xeon Silver 4208. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Instruction set extensions
Intel® AVX2
 
Intel® AVX-512
AES-NI
+
 
+
AVX
+
 
+
vPro
+
 
+
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
+
 
+
Speed Shift
no data
 
+
Turbo Boost Technology
2.0
 
2.0
Hyper-Threading Technology
+
 
+
TSX
+
 
+
Idle States
+
 
no data
Thermal Monitoring
+
 
-
Flex Memory Access
-
 
no data
Demand Based Switching
+
 
no data
PAE
46 Bit
 
no data
Turbo Boost Max 3.0
+
 
-

Security technologies

Xeon E5-1650 v4 and Xeon Silver 4208 technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

TXT
+
 
+
EDB
+
 
+
Secure Key
+
 
no data
Identity Protection
+
 
-
OS Guard
+
 
no data

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Xeon E5-1650 v4 and Xeon Silver 4208 are enumerated here.

VT-d
+
 
+
VT-x
+
 
+
EPT
+
 
+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel quantity of RAM supported by Xeon E5-1650 v4 and Xeon Silver 4208. Depending on the motherboards, higher memory frequencies may be supported.

Supported memory types
DDR4-1600, DDR4-1866, DDR4-2133, DDR4-2400
 
DDR4-2400
Maximum memory size
1.5 TB
 
1 TB
Max memory channels
4
 
6
Maximum memory bandwidth
76.8 GB/s
 
115.212 GB/s
ECC memory support
+
 
+

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Xeon E5-1650 v4 and Xeon Silver 4208.

PCIe version
3.0
 
3.0
PCI Express lanes
40
 
48

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 E5-1650 v4 12.81 +0.7%
Xeon Silver 4208 12.72

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.

Xeon E5-1650 v4 11240 +0.7%
Xeon Silver 4208 11163

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Xeon E5-1650 v4 and Xeon Silver 4208 are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately. Also, your gaming PC must have a decent enough GPU to perform well.

Both CPUs satisfy the 100% minimum and 100% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

Minimum
100%
Recommended
100%
Minimum
100%
Recommended
100%

Advantages of Intel Xeon E5-1650 v4

0.7% better performance in benchmarks

Cheaper ($493 vs $733)

Higher boost clock speed (3600 vs 2100 MHz)

Thermal Monitoring Technologies

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Advantages of Intel Xeon Silver 4208

Much newer (2 April 2019 vs 20 June 2016)

Lower power consumption (85W vs 140W), meaning that the rival with higher TDP might require a better cooler or other thermal solution.

x86-64 (a general name for 64-bit extension of x86 instruction set. There are AMD64 and Intel 64 versions that differ very little)

So, which one is the better CPU?

Technical City couldn't decide between Intel Xeon E5-1650 v4 and Intel Xeon Silver 4208. The differences in performance seem too small.

Should you still have questions on choice between Xeon E5-1650 v4 and Xeon Silver 4208, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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