Intel Xeon W-1290: specs and benchmarks

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Year of release 2020
Performance 20.10

Summary

Intel started Intel Xeon W-1290 sales 13 May 2020. This is Comet Lake architecture desktop processor primarily aimed at office systems. It has 10 cores and 20 threads, and is based on 14 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 5100 MHz and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is FCLGA1200 processor with a TDP of 80 Watt and a maximum temperature of 70 °C. It supports DDR4-2933 memory.

It provides poor benchmark performance at

20.10%

of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 7H12.

General info

Xeon W-1290 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

Place in performance rating314
Market segmentServer
Architecture codenameComet Lake (2020)
Release date13 May 2020 (2 years ago)

Technical specs

Basic microprocessor parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters can generally indicate CPU performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.

Physical cores10 (Deca-Core)
Threads20
Base clock speed3.2 GHzof 4.7 (FX-9590)
Boost clock speed5.1 GHzof 5.8 (Core i9-13900K)
L1 cache64K (per core)of 1536 (EPYC Embedded 3401)
L2 cache256K (per core)of 12288 (Core 2 Quad Q9550)
L3 cache20 MB (shared)of 32 (Ryzen Threadripper 1998)
Chip lithography14 nmof 5 (Apple M1)
Die size206 mm2
Maximum core temperature100 °Cof 110 (Atom x7-E3950)
Maximum case temperature (TCase)70 °Cof 105 (Core i7-5950HQ)
64 bit support+
Windows 11 compatibility+
Unlocked multiplier-

Compatibility

Information on Xeon W-1290 compatibility with other computer components and devices: 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 configuration1of 8 (Opteron 842)
SocketFCLGA1200
Thermal design power (TDP)80 Wattof 400 (Xeon Platinum 9282)

Technologies and extensions

Technological capabilities and additional instructions supported by Xeon W-1290. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Instruction set extensionsIntel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
AES-NI+
AVX+
vPro+
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)+
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)+
Turbo Boost Technology2.0
Hyper-Threading Technology+
TSX-
TSX+
Idle States+
Thermal Monitoring+
Turbo Boost Max 3.0+

Security technologies

Processor technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

TXT+
EDB+
Secure Key+
Identity Protection+
SGXYes with Intel® ME
OS Guard+

Virtualization technologies

Supported virtual machine optimization technologies. Some are specific to Intel only, some to AMD.

VT-d+
VT-x+
EPT+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Xeon W-1290's memory controller. Depending on the motherboard, higher memory frequency may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR4-2933of 5200 (Ryzen 5 7600X)
Maximum memory size128 GBof 786 (Xeon E5-2670 v3)
Max memory channels2of 12 (Xeon Platinum 9221)
Maximum memory bandwidth45.8 GB/sof 281.6 (Xeon Platinum 9221)
ECC memory support+

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPU integrated into Xeon W-1290.

Integrated graphics cardIntel UHD Graphics P630
Max video memory64 GB
Quick Sync Video+
Clear Video+
Clear Video HD+
Graphics max frequency1.2 GHz
InTru 3D+

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Xeon W-1290's integrated GPU.

Number of displays supported3

Graphics image quality

Maximum display resolutions supported by Xeon W-1290's integrated GPU, including resolutions over different interfaces.

4K resolution support+
Max resolution over HDMI 1.44096x2160@30Hz
Max resolution over eDP4096x2304@60Hz
Max resolution over DisplayPort4096x2304@60Hz

Graphics API support

APIs supported by Xeon W-1290's integrated GPU, sometimes API versions are included.

DirectX12
OpenGL4.5

Peripherals

Specifications and connection types of supported peripherals.

PCIe version3.0of 5 (Core i9-12900K)
PCI Express lanes16of 128 (EPYC 7551P)

Benchmark performance

Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of Xeon W-1290. Overall benchmark performance 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 W-1290 20.10
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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: 68%

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Game benchmarks

Relative perfomance

Overall Xeon W-1290 performance compared to nearest competitors among server CPUs.


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