Intel Xeon E5-2620 v2 vs Silver 4112

Intel Xeon E5-2620 v2
Intel Xeon Silver 4112

General info

Comparing Xeon E5-2620 v2 and Xeon Silver 4112 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
54.52
 
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Type
Server
 
Server
Series
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Intel Xeon Silver
Architecture codename
Ivy Bridge-EP
 
Skylake (server)
Release date
1 September 2013
 
11 July 2017
Launch price (MSRP)
$417
 
$473
Price now
$43
 
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Technical specs

Xeon E5-2620 v2 and Xeon Silver 4112 quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Xeon E5-2620 v2 and Xeon Silver 4112 performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
6
 
4
Number of threads
12
 
8
Maximum frequency
2.6 GHz
 
3 GHz
L1 cache
64 KB (per core)
 
256 KB
L2 cache
256 KB (per core)
 
4 MB
L3 cache
15 MB (shared)
 
8.25 MB
Manufacturing process technology
22 nm
 
14 nm
Die size
160 mm2
 
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Maximum core temperature
71 °C
 
76 °C
Transistor count
1,400 million
 
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64 bit support
+
 
+
VID voltage range
0.65–1.3V
 
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Compatibility

Information on Xeon E5-2620 v2 and Xeon Silver 4112 compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
Max number of CPUs in a configuration
2
 
2 (Multiprocessor)
Socket
FCLGA2011
 
FCLGA3647
Power consumption (TDP)
80 Watt
 
85 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Xeon E5-2620 v2 and Xeon Silver 4112. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Instruction set extensions
Intel® AVX
 
Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX, Intel® AVX2, Intel® AVX-512
AES-NI
+
 
+
AVX
+
 
+
vPro
+
 
+
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
+
 
+
Speed Shift
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+
Turbo Boost
2.0
 
2.0
Hyper-Threading
+
 
+
TSX
-
 
+
Idle States
+
 
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Thermal Monitoring
+
 
-
Flex Memory Access
-
 
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Demand Based Switching
+
 
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PAE
46 Bit
 
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Turbo Boost Max 3.0
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-

Security technologies

Xeon E5-2620 v2 and Xeon Silver 4112 technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
+
 
+
EDB
+
 
+
Secure Key
+
 
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OS Guard
+
 
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Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Xeon E5-2620 v2 and Xeon Silver 4112 are enumerated here.
VT-d
+
 
+
VT-x
+
 
+
EPT
+
 
+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Xeon E5-2620 v2 and Xeon Silver 4112.
Supported memory types
DDR3-800, DDR3-1066, DDR3-1333, DDR3-1600
 
DDR4-2400
Maximum memory size
768 GB
 
768 GB
Max memory channels
4
 
6
Maximum memory bandwidth
51.2 GB / s
 
107.3 GB / s
ECC memory support
+
 
+

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Xeon E5-2620 v2 and Xeon Silver 4112.
PCIe revision
3.0
 
3.0
Max number of PCIe lanes
40
 
48

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Xeon E5-2620 v2 and Xeon Silver 4112. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

Xeon E5-2620 v2 7.91
Xeon Silver 4112 10.81 +36.7%

Passmark

Xeon E5-2620 v2 6197
Xeon Silver 4112 8471 +36.7%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Xeon E5-2620 v2 and Xeon Silver 4112 are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Advantages of Intel Xeon E5-2620 v2

Cheaper ($417 vs $473)
Less power hungry (80 vs 85 watts)
Intel 64 (64-bit Intel CPU architecture. Almost identical to AMD64, except small and rarely used nuances)
AES-NI (Advanced Encryption Standard New Instructions - additional instructions for hardware acceleration of AES encryption and decryption)
Thermal Monitoring Technologies

Advantages of Intel Xeon Silver 4112

36.7% faster in synthetic tests
Much newer (11 July 2017 vs 1 September 2013)
Finer manufacturing process technology (14 vs 22 nm)
AVX2 (Advanced Vector Extensions 2 - an extension to AVX, the set of SIMD instructions working with 128- and 256-bit registers)
AES (Advanced Encryption Standard instructions set - hardware acceleration of AES encryption and decryption. Speeds up encryption software, e.g. Veracrypt)
x86-64 (a general name for 64-bit extension of x86 instruction set. There are AMD64 and Intel 64 versions that differ very little)
vPro (a marketing umbrella term for several Intel technologies: AMT, TXT, EDB, VT, Anti-Theft and some others)
TransactionalSynchronizationExtensionVersion

So, Xeon E5-2620 v2 or Silver 4112?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends Intel Xeon Silver 4112.
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