Intel Xeon Silver 4208 vs E-2226G

General info

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

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Value for money (0-100)
0.86
 
1.82
Market segment
Server
 
Server
Series
Intel Xeon Silver
 
Intel Xeon E
Architecture codename
Cascade Lake
 
Coffee Lake
Launch date
2 April 2019 (2 years ago)
 
27 May 2019 (2 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)
$417
 
$255
Price now
$725 (1.7x MSRP)
 
$339 (1.3x MSRP)

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 cores
8 (Octa-Core)
 
6 (Hexa-Core)
Threads
16
 
6
Base clock speed
2.1 GHz
 
3.4 GHz
Boost clock speed
3.2 GHz
 
4.7 GHz
Bus support
no data
 
4 × 8 GT/s
L1 cache
512 KB
 
384 KB
L2 cache
8 MB
 
1.5 MB
L3 cache
11 MB
 
12 MB
Chip lithography
14 nm
 
14 nm
Die size
no data
 
149.6 mm2
Maximum core temperature
78 °C
 
100 °C
64 bit support
+
 
+

Compatibility

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 configuration
2 (Multiprocessor)
 
1
Socket
FCLGA3647
 
FCLGA1151
Thermal design power (TDP)
85 Watt
 
80 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 extensions
Intel® AVX-512
 
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
AES-NI
+
 
+
AVX
+
 
+
vPro
+
 
+
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
+
 
+
Speed Shift
+
 
no data
Turbo Boost Technology
2.0
 
2.0
Hyper-Threading Technology
+
 
-
TSX
+
 
+
Idle States
no data
 
+
Thermal Monitoring
-
 
+
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.

TXT
+
 
+
EDB
+
 
+
Secure Key
no data
 
+
MPX
-
 
+
SGX
no data
 
Yes with Intel® ME
OS Guard
no data
 
+

Virtualization technologies

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

VT-d
+
 
+
VT-x
+
 
+
EPT
+
 
+

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 types
DDR4-2400
 
DDR4-2666
Maximum memory size
1 TB
 
128 GB
Max memory channels
6
 
2
Maximum memory bandwidth
115.212 GB/s
 
42.671 GB/s
ECC memory support
+
 
+

Graphics specifications

General parameters of integrated GPUs, if any.

Integrated graphics card
no data
 
Max video memory
no data
 
128 GB
Quick Sync Video
-
 
+
Clear Video
no data
 
+
Clear Video HD
no data
 
+
Graphics max frequency
no data
 
1.2 GHz
InTru 3D
no data
 
+

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Xeon Silver 4208 and Xeon E-2226G integrated GPUs.

Number of displays supported
no data
 
3

Graphics image quality

Maximum display resolutions supported by Xeon Silver 4208 and Xeon E-2226G integrated GPUs, including resolutions over different interfaces.

4K resolution support
no data
 
+
Max resolution over HDMI 1.4
no data
 
4096x2160@24Hz
Max resolution over eDP
no data
 
4096x2304@60Hz
Max resolution over DisplayPort
no data
 
4096x2304@60Hz
Max resolution over VGA
no data
 
N/A

Graphics API support

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

DirectX
no data
 
12
OpenGL
no data
 
4.5

Peripherals

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

PCIe version
3.0
 
3.0
PCI Express lanes
48
 
16

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 12.72 +0.3%
Xeon E-2226G 12.68

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.

Xeon Silver 4208 11163 +0.3%
Xeon E-2226G 11127

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Xeon Silver 4208 and Xeon E-2226G are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately. Also, your gaming PC must have a decent enough GPU to perform well.

Both CPUs satisfy the 100% minimum and 100% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

Minimum
100%
Recommended
100%
Minimum
100%
Recommended
100%

Advantages of Intel Xeon Silver 4208

0.3% better performance in benchmarks

Advantages of Intel Xeon E-2226G

Somewhat newer (27 May 2019 vs 2 April 2019)

Cheaper ($339 vs $725)

Higher boost clock speed (3400 vs 2100 MHz)

Lower power consumption (80W vs 85W), meaning that the rival with higher TDP might require a better cooler or other thermal solution.

Thermal Monitoring Technologies

MemoryProtectionExtensionsVersion

QuickSyncVideo

So, which one is the better CPU?

Technical City couldn't decide between Intel Xeon Silver 4208 and Intel Xeon E-2226G. The differences in performance seem too small.

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