Intel Xeon Gold 5220 vs Gold 5218R

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Intel Xeon Gold 5220
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Games supported 100%

General info

Comparing Xeon Gold 5220 and Xeon Gold 5218R processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and price.

Place in performance rating214206
Value for money4.537.21
Market segmentServerServer
SeriesIntel Xeon GoldIntel Xeon Gold
Architecture codenameCascade Lake (2019−2020)Cascade Lake (2019−2020)
Release date2 April 2019 (3 years ago)24 February 2020 (2 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$1,555$1,273
Current price$2116 (1.4x MSRP)$1487 (1.2x MSRP)
Value for money

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Technical specs

Xeon Gold 5220 and Xeon Gold 5218R 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 cores18 (Octadeca-Core)20 (Icosa-Core)
Threads3640
Base clock speed2.2 GHz2.1 GHz
Boost clock speed3.9 GHz4 GHz
Bus support4 × 8 GT/s4 × 8 GT/s
L1 cache1.125 MB1.25 MB
L2 cache18 MB20 MB
L3 cache24.75 MB27.5 MB
Chip lithography14 nm14 nm
Maximum core temperature87 °C87 °C
64 bit support++
Windows 11 compatibility++
Unlocked multiplier--

Compatibility

Information on Xeon Gold 5220 and Xeon Gold 5218R 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)no data
SocketFCLGA3647FCLGA3647
Thermal design power (TDP)125 Watt125 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Xeon Gold 5220 and Xeon Gold 5218R. 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
AES-NI++
AVX++
vPro++
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)++
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)++
Speed Shift++
Turbo Boost Technology2.02.0
Hyper-Threading Technology++
TSX++
TSX++
Turbo Boost Max 3.0--

Security technologies

Xeon Gold 5220 and Xeon Gold 5218R technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

TXT++
EDB++

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Xeon Gold 5220 and Xeon Gold 5218R are enumerated here.

VT-d++
VT-x++
EPT++

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel quantity of RAM supported by Xeon Gold 5220 and Xeon Gold 5218R. Depending on the motherboards, higher memory frequencies may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR4-2667DDR4-2667
Maximum memory size1 TB1 TB
Max memory channels66
Maximum memory bandwidth128.001 GB/s128.001 GB/s
ECC memory support++

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Xeon Gold 5220 and Xeon Gold 5218R.

PCIe version3.03.0
PCI Express lanes4848

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 5220 24.54
Xeon Gold 5218R 24.99
+1.8%
  • 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: 69%

Xeon Gold 5220 24736
Xeon Gold 5218R 25190
+1.8%

Gaming performance

Advantages and disadvantages


Performance rating 24.54 24.99
Recency 2 April 2019 24 February 2020
Cost $1555 $1273
Boost clock speed 2200 2100

Technical City couldn't decide between

Intel Xeon Gold 5220
Intel Xeon Gold 5220

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Intel Xeon Gold 5218R
Intel Xeon Gold 5218R

The differences in performance seem too small.


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