Intel Xeon Silver 4208 vs E5-2630L v4

General info

Comparing Xeon Silver 4208 and Xeon E5-2630L v4 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and price.

Place in our rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
0.86
 
5.49
Market segment
Server
 
Server
Series
Intel Xeon Silver
 
Intel Xeon E5
Architecture codename
Cascade Lake
 
Broadwell
Launch date
2 April 2019 (2 years ago)
 
20 June 2016 (5 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)
$417
 
$612
Price now
$725 (1.7x MSRP)
 
$110 (0.2x MSRP)

Technical specs

Xeon Silver 4208 and Xeon E5-2630L v4 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)
 
10 (Deca-Core)
Threads
16
 
20
Base clock speed
2.1 GHz
 
1.8 GHz
Boost clock speed
3.2 GHz
 
2.9 GHz
Bus support
no data
 
2 × 8 GT/s
L1 cache
512 KB
 
no data
L2 cache
8 MB
 
2.5 MB
L3 cache
11 MB
 
25 MB
Chip lithography
14 nm
 
14 nm
Die size
no data
 
246.24 mm2
Maximum core temperature
78 °C
 
62 °C
Number of transistors
no data
 
3200 Million
64 bit support
+
 
+

Compatibility

Information on Xeon Silver 4208 and Xeon E5-2630L v4 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)
 
2
Socket
FCLGA3647
 
FCLGA2011-3
Thermal design power (TDP)
85 Watt
 
55 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Xeon Silver 4208 and Xeon E5-2630L v4. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Instruction set extensions
Intel® AVX-512
 
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
-
 
+
Flex Memory Access
no data
 
-
Demand Based Switching
no data
 
+
PAE
no data
 
46 Bit
Turbo Boost Max 3.0
-
 
no data

Security technologies

Xeon Silver 4208 and Xeon E5-2630L v4 technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

TXT
+
 
+
EDB
+
 
+
Secure Key
no data
 
+
OS Guard
no data
 
+

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Xeon Silver 4208 and Xeon E5-2630L v4 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 E5-2630L v4. Depending on the motherboards, higher memory frequencies may be supported.

Supported memory types
DDR4-2400
 
DDR4-1600, DDR4-1866, DDR4-2133
Maximum memory size
1 TB
 
1.5 TB
Max memory channels
6
 
4
Maximum memory bandwidth
115.212 GB/s
 
68.3 GB/s
ECC memory support
+
 
+

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Xeon Silver 4208 and Xeon E5-2630L v4.

PCIe version
3.0
 
3.0
PCI Express lanes
48
 
40

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 +2.7%
Xeon E5-2630L v4 12.38

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 +2.8%
Xeon E5-2630L v4 10864

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Xeon Silver 4208 and Xeon E5-2630L v4 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

2.7% better performance in benchmarks

Much newer (2 April 2019 vs 20 June 2016)

Higher boost clock speed (2100 vs 1800 MHz)

x86-64 (a general name for 64-bit extension of x86 instruction set. There are AMD64 and Intel 64 versions that differ very little)

Advantages of Intel Xeon E5-2630L v4

Cheaper ($110 vs $725)

Lower power consumption (55W vs 85W), meaning that the rival with higher TDP might require a better cooler or other thermal solution.

Thermal Monitoring Technologies

So, which one is the better CPU?

Technical City couldn't decide between Intel Xeon Silver 4208 and Intel Xeon E5-2630L v4. The differences in performance seem too small.

Should you still have questions on choice between Xeon Silver 4208 and Xeon E5-2630L v4, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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