Intel Xeon E-2226G vs Silver 4208

Price now 403$
Games supported 99%
Intel Xeon Silver 4208
Intel Xeon Silver 4208
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  • Core clock speed
  • Max video memory
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  • Memory clock speed
  • Maximum resolution
Intel Xeon E-2226G
Intel Xeon E-2226G
  • Interface
  • Core clock speed
  • Max video memory
  • Memory type
  • Memory clock speed
  • Maximum resolution
Price now 599$
Games supported 99%

General info

Comparing Xeon Silver 4208 and Xeon E-2226G processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and price.

Place in performance rating703711
Value for money14.8210.17
Market segmentServerServer
SeriesIntel Xeon SilverIntel Xeon E
Architecture codenameCascade Lake (2019−2020)Coffee Lake (2017−2019)
Release date2 April 2019 (3 years old)27 May 2019 (3 years old)
Launch price (MSRP)$417$255
Current price$403 (1x MSRP)$599 (2.3x MSRP)
Value for money

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Technical specs

Xeon Silver 4208 and Xeon E-2226G 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 speed2.1 GHz3.4 GHz
Boost clock speed3.2 GHz4.7 GHz
Bus supportno data4 × 8 GT/s
L1 cache512 KB384 KB
L2 cache8 MB1.5 MB
L3 cache11 MB12 MB
Chip lithography14 nm14 nm
Die sizeno data149.6 mm2
Maximum core temperature78 °C100 °C
64 bit support++
Windows 11 compatibility++
Unlocked multiplier--


Information on Xeon Silver 4208 and Xeon E-2226G 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 configuration2 (Multiprocessor)1
Thermal design power (TDP)85 Watt80 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Xeon Silver 4208 and Xeon E-2226G. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

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

Security technologies

Xeon Silver 4208 and Xeon E-2226G technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

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

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Xeon Silver 4208 and Xeon E-2226G are enumerated here.


Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel quantity of RAM supported by Xeon Silver 4208 and Xeon E-2226G. Depending on the motherboards, higher memory frequencies may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR4-2400DDR4-2666
Maximum memory size1 TB128 GB
Max memory channels62
Maximum memory bandwidth115.212 GB/s42.671 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 4208 and Xeon E-2226G integrated GPUs.

Number of displays supportedno data3

Graphics image quality

Maximum display resolutions supported by Xeon Silver 4208 and Xeon E-2226G 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 4208 and Xeon E-2226G integrated GPUs, sometimes API versions are included.

DirectXno data12
OpenGLno data4.5


Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Xeon Silver 4208 and Xeon E-2226G.

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 4208 8.85
Xeon E-2226G 8.78
  • 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 4208 11161
Xeon E-2226G 11073

Xeon Silver 4208 outperforms Xeon E-2226G by 1% in Passmark.

Gaming performance

Advantages and disadvantages

Performance rating 8.85 8.78
Recency 2 April 2019 27 May 2019
Cost $417 $255
Boost clock speed 2100 3400
Thermal design power (TDP) 85 Watt 80 Watt

Technical City couldn't decide between

Intel Xeon Silver 4208
Xeon Silver 4208


Intel Xeon E-2226G
Xeon E-2226G

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