Intel Xeon W-1290P vs Silver 4310

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Games supported 100%
Intel Xeon W-1290P
Intel Xeon W-1290P
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  • Core clock speed
  • Max video memory
  • Memory type
  • Memory clock speed
  • Maximum resolution
Intel Xeon Silver 4310
Intel Xeon Silver 4310
  • Interface
  • Core clock speed
  • Max video memory
  • Memory type
  • Memory clock speed
  • Maximum resolution
Price now 562$
Games supported 100%

General info

Comparing Xeon W-1290P and Xeon Silver 4310 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and price.

Place in performance rating259235
Value for moneyno data17.60
Market segmentServerServer
Architecture codenameComet Lake (2020)Ice Lake-SP (2021)
Release date13 May 2020 (2 years ago)6 April 2021 (1 year ago)
Current priceno data$562
Value for money

To get the index we compare the characteristics of the processors and their cost, taking into account the cost of other processors.

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Technical specs

Xeon W-1290P and Xeon Silver 4310 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 cores10 (Deca-Core)12 (Dodeca-Core)
Base clock speed3.7 GHz2.1 GHz
Boost clock speed5.2 GHz3.3 GHz
L1 cache64K (per core)64K (per core)
L2 cache256K (per core)1 MB (per core)
L3 cache20 MB (shared)18 MB (shared)
Chip lithography14 nm10 nm
Die size206 mm2no data
Maximum core temperature100 °C82 °C
Maximum case temperature (TCase)70 °C82 °C
64 bit support++
Windows 11 compatibility++
Unlocked multiplier--


Information on Xeon W-1290P and Xeon Silver 4310 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 configuration12
Thermal design power (TDP)125 Watt120 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Xeon W-1290P and Xeon Silver 4310. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Instruction set extensionsIntel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX, Intel® AVX2, Intel® AVX-512
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)+no data
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)++
Speed Shiftno data+
Turbo Boost Technology2.02.0
Hyper-Threading Technology++
TSX+no data
Idle States+no data
Thermal Monitoring+no data
Turbo Boost Max 3.0+no data

Security technologies

Xeon W-1290P and Xeon Silver 4310 technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

Secure Key+no data
Identity Protection+no data
SGXYes with Intel® MEYes with Intel® SPS
OS Guard+no data

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Xeon W-1290P and Xeon Silver 4310 are enumerated here.


Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel quantity of RAM supported by Xeon W-1290P and Xeon Silver 4310. Depending on the motherboards, higher memory frequencies may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR4-2933DDR4-2667
Maximum memory size128 GB6 TB
Max memory channels28
Maximum memory bandwidth45.8 GB/sno data
ECC memory support++

Graphics specifications

General parameters of integrated GPUs, if any.

Integrated graphics cardIntel UHD Graphics P630no data
Max video memory64 GBno data
Quick Sync Video+no data
Clear Video+no data
Clear Video HD+no data
Graphics max frequency1.2 GHzno data
InTru 3D+no data

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Xeon W-1290P and Xeon Silver 4310 integrated GPUs.

Number of displays supported3no data

Graphics image quality

Maximum display resolutions supported by Xeon W-1290P and Xeon Silver 4310 integrated GPUs, including resolutions over different interfaces.

4K resolution support+no data
Max resolution over HDMI 1.44096x2160@30Hzno data
Max resolution over eDP4096x2304@60Hzno data
Max resolution over DisplayPort4096x2304@60Hzno data

Graphics API support

APIs supported by Xeon W-1290P and Xeon Silver 4310 integrated GPUs, sometimes API versions are included.

DirectX12no data
OpenGL4.5no data


Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Xeon W-1290P and Xeon Silver 4310.

PCIe version3.04.0
PCI Express lanes1664

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 W-1290P 22.66
Xeon Silver 4310 23.35
  • 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: 69%

Xeon W-1290P 22844
Xeon Silver 4310 23545

Gaming performance

Advantages and disadvantages

Performance rating 22.66 23.35
Recency 13 May 2020 6 April 2021
Boost clock speed 5300 3300
Base clock speed 3700 2100
Chip lithography 14 nm 10 nm
Thermal design power (TDP) 125 Watt 120 Watt

Technical City couldn't decide between

Intel Xeon W-1290P
Intel Xeon W-1290P


Intel Xeon Silver 4310
Intel Xeon Silver 4310

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