Intel Xeon Gold 6334 vs Gold 5218

Price now 1721$
Games supported 100%
Intel Xeon Gold 5218
Intel Xeon Gold 5218
  • Interface
  • Core clock speed
  • Max video memory
  • Memory type
  • Memory clock speed
  • Maximum resolution
Intel Xeon Gold 6334
Intel Xeon Gold 6334
  • Interface
  • Core clock speed
  • Max video memory
  • Memory type
  • Memory clock speed
  • Maximum resolution
Price now 2575$
Games supported 100%

General info

Comparing Xeon Gold 5218 and Xeon Gold 6334 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and price.

Place in performance rating291296
Value for money4.343.25
Market segmentServerServer
SeriesIntel Xeon Goldno data
Architecture codenameCascade Lake (2019−2020)Ice Lake-SP (2021)
Release date2 April 2019
(3 years old)
6 April 2021
(1 year old)
Launch price (MSRP)$1,273no data
Current price$1721 (1.4x MSRP)$2575
Value for money

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Technical specs

Xeon Gold 5218 and Xeon Gold 6334 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 cores16 (Hexadeca-Core)8 (Octa-Core)
Base clock speed2.3 GHz3.6 GHz
Boost clock speed3.9 GHz3.7 GHz
Bus support4 × 8 GT/sno data
L1 cache1 MB64K (per core)
L2 cache16 MB1 MB (per core)
L3 cache22 MB18 MB (shared)
Chip lithography14 nm10 nm
Maximum core temperature87 °C69 °C
Maximum case temperature (TCase)no data69 °C
64 bit support++
Windows 11 compatibility++
Unlocked multiplier--


Information on Xeon Gold 5218 and Xeon Gold 6334 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 configuration4 (Multiprocessor)2
Thermal design power (TDP)125 Watt165 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Xeon Gold 5218 and Xeon Gold 6334. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Instruction set extensionsIntel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX, Intel® AVX2, Intel® AVX-512Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX, Intel® AVX2, Intel® AVX-512
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)+no data
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)++
Speed Shift++
Turbo Boost Technology2.02.0
Hyper-Threading Technology++
TSX+no data
Turbo Boost Max 3.0-no data

Security technologies

Xeon Gold 5218 and Xeon Gold 6334 technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

SGXno dataYes with Intel® SPS

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Xeon Gold 5218 and Xeon Gold 6334 are enumerated here.


Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel quantity of RAM supported by Xeon Gold 5218 and Xeon Gold 6334. Depending on the motherboards, higher memory frequencies may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR4-2667DDR4-3200
Maximum memory size1 TB6 TB
Max memory channels68
Maximum memory bandwidth128.001 GB/sno data
ECC memory support++


Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Xeon Gold 5218 and Xeon Gold 6334.

PCIe version3.04.0
PCI Express lanes4864

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 Gold 5218 18.03
Xeon Gold 6334 17.85
  • 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: 67%

Xeon Gold 5218 22376
Xeon Gold 6334 22160

Xeon Gold 5218 outperforms Xeon Gold 6334 by 1% in Passmark.

Gaming performance

Advantages and disadvantages

Performance rating 18.03 17.85
Recency 2 April 2019 6 April 2021
Boost clock speed 2300 3700
Base clock speed 0 3600
Chip lithography 14 nm 10 nm
Thermal design power (TDP) 125 Watt 165 Watt

Technical City couldn't decide between

Intel Xeon Gold 5218
Xeon Gold 5218


Intel Xeon Gold 6334
Xeon Gold 6334

The differences in performance seem too small.

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