Intel Xeon Gold 5218 vs AMD EPYC 7262
Comparing Xeon Gold 5218 and EPYC 7262 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and price.
Xeon Gold 5218 and EPYC 7262 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.
Information on Xeon Gold 5218 and EPYC 7262 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.
Technologies and extensions
Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Xeon Gold 5218 and EPYC 7262. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Xeon Gold 5218 and EPYC 7262 technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Xeon Gold 5218 and EPYC 7262 are enumerated here.
Types, maximum amount and channel quantity of RAM supported by Xeon Gold 5218 and EPYC 7262. Depending on the motherboards, higher memory frequencies may be supported.
Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Xeon Gold 5218 and EPYC 7262.
Various benchmark results of the processors in comparison. Overall score is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.
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.
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.
Let's see how good Xeon Gold 5218 and EPYC 7262 are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately. Also, your gaming PC must have a decent enough GPU to perform well.
Both CPUs satisfy the 100% minimum and 100% recommended requirements of all games known to us.
Advantages of Intel Xeon Gold 5218
5.6% better performance in benchmarks
Cheaper ($1533 vs $1765)
Lower power consumption (125W vs 155W), meaning that the rival with higher TDP might require a better cooler or other thermal solution.
TXT (Trusted Execution Technology - protects the system against viruses and rootkits residing in BIOS or in a boot sector)
vPro (a marketing umbrella term for several Intel technologies: AMT, TXT, EDB, VT, Anti-Theft and some others)
Advantages of AMD EPYC 7262
Somewhat newer (7 August 2019 vs 2 April 2019)
Higher boost clock speed (3300 vs 2300 MHz)
Finer manufacturing process technology (7 vs 14 nm)
Virtualization (Hardware acceleration of virtual machines)
So, which one is the better CPU?
Technical City couldn't decide between Intel Xeon Gold 5218 and AMD EPYC 7262. The differences in performance seem too small.
Should you still have questions on choice between Xeon Gold 5218 and EPYC 7262, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.
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