Intel Xeon Gold 5218R: specs and benchmarks
Intel started Intel Xeon Gold 5218R sales 24 February 2020 at a recommended price of $1,273. This is Cascade Lake architecture desktop processor primarily aimed at professional systems. It has 20 cores and 40 threads, and is based on 14 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 4000 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 26.03 percent of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 7763.
Of Xeon Gold 5218R processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.
Basic microprocessor parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters can generally indicate CPU performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.
Information on Xeon Gold 5218R compatibility with other computer components and devices: 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 capabilities and additional instructions supported by Xeon Gold 5218R. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Processor technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
Supported virtual machine optimization technologies. Some are specific to Intel only, some to AMD.
Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Xeon Gold 5218R's memory controller. Depending on the motherboard, higher memory frequency may be supported.
Specifications and connection types of supported peripherals.
Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of Xeon Gold 5218R. Overall benchmark performance 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 5218R is for a gaming PC, compared with system requirements of some popular titles. Remember that sometimes official hardware requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.
This processor matches 100% minimum and 100% recommended requirements of all games known to us.
Overall Xeon Gold 5218R performance compared to nearest competitors among server CPUs.