Intel Xeon E5-2418L vs E5620

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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  • Memory clock speed
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Intel Xeon E5620
Intel Xeon E5620
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  • Core clock speed
  • Max video memory
  • Memory type
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Price now 48$
Games supported 77%

General info

Comparing Xeon E5-2418L and Xeon E5620 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and price.

Place in performance rating18741872
Value for money0.617.29
Market segmentServerServer
Architecture codenameSandy Bridge-EN (2012)Westmere-EP (2010−2011)
Release date14 May 2012 (10 years ago)16 March 2010 (12 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)no data$35
Current price$120 $48 (1.4x MSRP)
Value for money

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Technical specs

Xeon E5-2418L and Xeon E5620 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 GHz2.4 GHz
Boost clock speed2.1 GHz2.66 GHz
L1 cache64 KB (per core)64 KB (per core)
L2 cache256 KB (per core)256 KB (per core)
L3 cache10240 KB (shared)12 MB (shared)
Chip lithography32 nm32 nm
Die size294 mm2239 mm2
Maximum core temperatureno data78 °C
Number of transistors1,270 million1,170 million
64 bit support++
Windows 11 compatibility--
Unlocked multiplier--


Information on Xeon E5-2418L and Xeon E5620 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 E5620. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Instruction set extensionsno dataIntel® SSE4.2
AVX+no data
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)no data+
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)++
Turbo Boost Technologyno data1.0
Hyper-Threading Technology++
Idle Statesno data+
Thermal Monitoringno data-
Demand Based Switchingno data+
PAEno data40 Bit

Security technologies

Xeon E5-2418L and Xeon E5620 technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

EDBno data+

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Xeon E5-2418L and Xeon E5620 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 E5620. Depending on the motherboards, higher memory frequencies may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR3DDR3
Maximum memory sizeno data288 GB
Max memory channelsno data3
Maximum memory bandwidthno data25.6 GB/s
ECC memory supportno data+


Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Xeon E5-2418L and Xeon E5620.

PCIe versionno data2.0

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 3.61
Xeon E5620 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 E5-2418L 3518
Xeon E5620 3523

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Xeon E5-2418L and Xeon E5620. Usually measured in megahashes per second.

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256) no data 13 Mh/s

Gaming performance

Advantages and disadvantages

Novelty 14 May 2012 16 March 2010
Boost clock speed 2000 2400
Base clock speed 0 2400
Thermal design power (TDP) 50 Watt 80 Watt

Technical City couldn't decide between

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


Intel Xeon E5620
Intel Xeon E5620

The differences in performance seem too small.

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