AMD Ryzen 9 7900X vs Intel Xeon E5-2418L

Price now 140$
Games supported 73%
Intel Xeon E5-2418L
Intel Xeon E5-2418L
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AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
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Price now 560$
Games supported 100%

General info

Comparing Xeon E5-2418L and Ryzen 9 7900X processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and price.

Place in performance rating154050
Value for money0.3862.52
Market segmentServerDesktop processor
Architecture codenameSandy Bridge-EN (2012)Raphael (Zen4)
Release date14 May 2012
(10 years old)
26 September 2022
(less than a year old)
Current price$140 $560
Value for money

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Technical specs

Xeon E5-2418L and Ryzen 9 7900X 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)12 (Dodeca-Core)
Base clock speed2 GHz4.7 GHz
Boost clock speed2.1 GHz5.6 GHz
L1 cache64 KB (per core)64K (per core)
L2 cache256 KB (per core)1 MB (per core)
L3 cache10240 KB (shared)64 MB (shared)
Chip lithography32 nm5 nm
Die size294 mm22x 70 (CCD) mm2 + 122 (I/O) mm2
Maximum core temperatureno data95 °C
Maximum case temperature (TCase)no data47 °C
Number of transistors1,270 millionCCD: 6,5 Mrd + IOD: 3,4 Mrd Million
64 bit support+-
Windows 11 compatibility-+
Unlocked multiplier-+


Information on Xeon E5-2418L and Ryzen 9 7900X 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 configuration21
Thermal design power (TDP)50 Watt170 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Xeon E5-2418L and Ryzen 9 7900X. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Instruction set extensionsno data5 nm (CCD), 6 nm (I/O) nm, 0.650 - 1.475V
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)+no data
Hyper-Threading Technology+no data

Security technologies

Xeon E5-2418L and Ryzen 9 7900X technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

TXT+no data

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Xeon E5-2418L and Ryzen 9 7900X are enumerated here.

AMD-Vno data+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel quantity of RAM supported by Xeon E5-2418L and Ryzen 9 7900X. Depending on the motherboards, higher memory frequencies may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR3DDR5-5200

Graphics specifications

General parameters of integrated GPUs, if any.

Integrated graphics cardno dataAMD Radeon Graphics (Ryzen 7000)


Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Xeon E5-2418L and Ryzen 9 7900X.

PCIe versionno data5.0

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 E5-2418L 2.83
Ryzen 9 7900X 41.95
  • 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: 67%

Xeon E5-2418L 3518
Ryzen 9 7900X 52067

Ryzen 9 7900X outperforms Xeon E5-2418L by 1380% in Passmark.

Gaming performance

Advantages and disadvantages

Performance rating 2.83 41.95
Recency 14 May 2012 26 September 2022
Boost clock speed 2100 5600
Base clock speed 0 4700
Chip lithography 32 nm 5 nm
Thermal design power (TDP) 50 Watt 170 Watt

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends

AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
Ryzen 9 7900X

Be aware that Xeon E5-2418L is a server/workstation processor while Ryzen 9 7900X is a desktop one.

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Competitors of Ryzen 9 7900X by Intel

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Ryzen 9 7900X by Intel is Core i9-13900T, which is slower by 2% and lower by 3 positions in our rating.

Intel Core i9-13900T Core i9 13900T

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