Intel Xeon E5-2418L vs E5-2609 v2

Price now 120$
Games supported 77%
Intel Xeon E5-2418L
Intel Xeon E5-2418L
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  • Max video memory
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Intel Xeon E5-2609 v2
Intel Xeon E5-2609 v2
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  • Core clock speed
  • Max video memory
  • Memory type
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Price now 114$
Games supported 77%

General info

Comparing Xeon E5-2418L and Xeon E5-2609 v2 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and price.

Place in performance rating18741889
Value for money0.610.62
Market segmentServerServer
Architecture codenameSandy Bridge-EN (2012)Ivy Bridge-EP (2013)
Release date14 May 2012 (10 years ago)1 September 2013 (9 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)no data$396
Current price$120 $114 (0.3x MSRP)
Value for money

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Technical specs

Xeon E5-2418L and Xeon E5-2609 v2 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 GHz2.5 GHz
Boost clock speed2.1 GHz2.5 GHz
L1 cache64 KB (per core)64 KB (per core)
L2 cache256 KB (per core)256 KB (per core)
L3 cache10240 KB (shared)10 MB (shared)
Chip lithography32 nm22 nm
Die size294 mm2160 mm2
Maximum core temperatureno data71 °C
Number of transistors1,270 million1,400 million
64 bit support++
Windows 11 compatibility--
Unlocked multiplier--


Information on Xeon E5-2418L and Xeon E5-2609 v2 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 configuration22
Thermal design power (TDP)50 Watt80 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Xeon E5-2418L and Xeon E5-2609 v2. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Instruction set extensionsno dataIntel® AVX
vProno data+
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)no data+
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)++
Turbo Boost Technologyno data-
Hyper-Threading Technology+-
TSXno data-
Idle Statesno data+
Thermal Monitoringno data+
Flex Memory Accessno data-
Demand Based Switchingno data+
PAEno data46 Bit

Security technologies

Xeon E5-2418L and Xeon E5-2609 v2 technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

EDBno data+
Secure Keyno data+
Identity Protectionno data-
OS Guardno data+

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Xeon E5-2418L and Xeon E5-2609 v2 are enumerated here.

VT-dno data+
VT-xno data+
EPTno data+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel quantity of RAM supported by Xeon E5-2418L and Xeon E5-2609 v2. Depending on the motherboards, higher memory frequencies may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR3DDR3
Maximum memory sizeno data768 GB
Max memory channelsno data4
Maximum memory bandwidthno data42.6 GB/s
ECC memory supportno data+


Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Xeon E5-2418L and Xeon E5-2609 v2.

PCIe versionno data3.0
PCI Express lanesno data40

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 3.61
Xeon E5-2609 v2 3.56
  • 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 E5-2418L 3518
Xeon E5-2609 v2 3466

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Xeon E5-2418L and Xeon E5-2609 v2. Usually measured in megahashes per second.

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256) no data 8.3 Mh/s

Gaming performance

Advantages and disadvantages

Performance rating 3.61 3.56
Novelty 14 May 2012 1 September 2013
Boost clock speed 2000 2500
Base clock speed 0 2500
Chip lithography 32 nm 22 nm
Thermal design power (TDP) 50 Watt 80 Watt

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Intel Xeon E5-2418L
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Intel Xeon E5-2609 v2
Intel Xeon E5-2609 v2

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