Intel Xeon Gold 5218: specs and benchmarks

Intel Xeon Gold 5218

Summary

Intel started Intel Xeon Gold 5218 sales 2 April 2019 at a recommended price of $1,273. This is Cascade Lake architecture desktop processor primarily aimed at professional systems. It has 16 cores and 32 threads, and is based on 14 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 3900 MHz and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is FCLGA3647 processor with a TDP of 125 Watt. It supports DDR4-2667 memory.

It provides good benchmark performance at 27.70 percent of a leader's which is AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X.

General info

Of Xeon Gold 5218 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Type
Server
 
Series
Intel Xeon Gold
 
Architecture codename
Cascade Lake
 
Release date
2 April 2019
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$1,273
 

Technical specs

Xeon Gold 5218's quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Xeon Gold 5218's performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.
Number of cores
16
 
Number of threads
32
 
Maximum frequency
3.9 GHz
 
Bus support
4 × 8 GT/s
 
L1 cache
1 MB
 
of 0.875 (Atom C3950)
L2 cache
16 MB
 
L3 cache
22 MB
 
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
Maximum core temperature
87 °C
 
of 110 (Atom x7-E3950)
64 bit support
+
 

Compatibility

Information on Xeon Gold 5218 compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
Max number of CPUs in a configuration
4 (Multiprocessor)
 
Socket
FCLGA3647
 
Power consumption (TDP)
125 Watt
 
of 650 (Atom Z500)

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Xeon Gold 5218. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Instruction set extensions
Intel® AVX-512
 
AES-NI
+
 
AVX
+
 
vPro
+
 
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
+
 
Speed Shift
+
 
Turbo Boost
2.0
 
Hyper-Threading
+
 
TSX
+
 
Turbo Boost Max 3.0
-
 

Security technologies

Xeon Gold 5218 technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
+
 
EDB
+
 

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Xeon Gold 5218 are enumerated here.
VT-d
+
 
VT-x
+
 
EPT
+
 

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Xeon Gold 5218.
Supported memory types
DDR4-2667
 
of 4266 (Ryzen 9 4900H)
Maximum memory size
1 TB
 
Max memory channels
6
 
Maximum memory bandwidth
119.21 GB/s
 
of 262.26 (Xeon Platinum 9221)
ECC memory support
+
 

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of Xeon Gold 5218's supported peripherals.
PCIe revision
3.0
 
Max number of PCIe lanes
48
 
of 128 (EPYC 7551P)

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Xeon Gold 5218. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

27.70

Passmark

22514

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Xeon Gold 5218 is for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Relative perfomance

Overall Xeon Gold 5218 performance compared to nearest competitors. All CPU types participate.

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