Intel Xeon E-2246G vs Silver 4123

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Games supported 99%
Intel Xeon Silver 4123
Intel Xeon Silver 4123
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  • Core clock speed
  • Max video memory
  • Memory type
  • Memory clock speed
  • Maximum resolution
Intel Xeon E-2246G
Intel Xeon E-2246G
  • Interface
  • Core clock speed
  • Max video memory
  • Memory type
  • Memory clock speed
  • Maximum resolution
Price now 931$
Games supported 99%

General info

Comparing Xeon Silver 4123 and Xeon E-2246G processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and price.

Place in performance rating538552
Value for moneyno data4.51
Market segmentServerServer
Seriesno dataIntel Xeon E
Architecture codenameno dataCoffee Lake (2017−2019)
Release date1 January 2018
(5 years old)
27 May 2019
(3 years old)
Launch price (MSRP)no data$311
Current priceno data$931 (3x MSRP)
Value for money

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Technical specs

Xeon Silver 4123 and Xeon E-2246G 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 cores8 (Octa-Core)6 (Hexa-Core)
Base clock speed3 GHz3.6 GHz
Boost clock speed3.2 GHz4.8 GHz
Bus supportno data4 × 8 GT/s
L1 cacheno data384 KB
L2 cacheno data1.5 MB
L3 cache11 MB12 MB
Chip lithography14 nm14 nm
Die sizeno data149.6 mm2
Maximum core temperatureno data100 °C
64 bit support-+
Windows 11 compatibility-+
Unlocked multiplier--


Information on Xeon Silver 4123 and Xeon E-2246G 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 configurationno data1
Thermal design power (TDP)105 Watt80 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Xeon Silver 4123 and Xeon E-2246G. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Instruction set extensionsIntel® AVX-512Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
AVXno data+
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)no data+
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)no data+
Speed Shift+no data
Turbo Boost Technology2.02.0
Hyper-Threading Technology++
TSXno data+
Idle Statesno data+
Thermal Monitoringno data+
Turbo Boost Max 3.0-no data

Security technologies

Xeon Silver 4123 and Xeon E-2246G technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

EDBno data+
Secure Keyno data+
MPXno data+
SGXno dataYes with Intel® ME
OS Guardno data+

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Xeon Silver 4123 and Xeon E-2246G are enumerated here.

VT-dno data+
EPTno data+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel quantity of RAM supported by Xeon Silver 4123 and Xeon E-2246G. Depending on the motherboards, higher memory frequencies may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR4-2400DDR4-2666
Maximum memory size512 GB128 GB
Max memory channels62
Maximum memory bandwidthno data42.671 GB/s
ECC memory support++

Graphics specifications

General parameters of integrated GPUs, if any.

Integrated graphics cardno dataIntel UHD Graphics P630
Max video memoryno data128 GB
Quick Sync Videono data+
Clear Videono data+
Clear Video HDno data+
Graphics max frequencyno data1.2 GHz
InTru 3Dno data+

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Xeon Silver 4123 and Xeon E-2246G integrated GPUs.

Number of displays supportedno data3

Graphics image quality

Maximum display resolutions supported by Xeon Silver 4123 and Xeon E-2246G integrated GPUs, including resolutions over different interfaces.

4K resolution supportno data+
Max resolution over HDMI 1.4no data4096x2160@24Hz
Max resolution over eDPno data4096x2304@60Hz
Max resolution over DisplayPortno data4096x2304@60Hz
Max resolution over VGAno dataN/A

Graphics API support

APIs supported by Xeon Silver 4123 and Xeon E-2246G integrated GPUs, sometimes API versions are included.

DirectXno data12
OpenGLno data4.5


Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Xeon Silver 4123 and Xeon E-2246G.

PCIe version3.03.0
PCI Express lanes4816

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 Silver 4123 11.61
Xeon E-2246G 11.32
  • 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 Silver 4123 14405
Xeon E-2246G 14050

Xeon Silver 4123 outperforms Xeon E-2246G by 3% in Passmark.

Gaming performance

Advantages and disadvantages

Performance rating 11.61 11.32
Recency 1 January 2018 27 May 2019
Boost clock speed 0 3600
Thermal design power (TDP) 105 Watt 80 Watt

Technical City couldn't decide between

Intel Xeon Silver 4123
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Intel Xeon E-2246G
Xeon E-2246G

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