Intel Xeon W-2125: specs and benchmarks

Intel Xeon W-2125

Summary

Intel started Intel Xeon W-2125 sales 29 August 2017 at a recommended price of $444. This is Skylake architecture desktop processor primarily aimed at office systems. It has 4 cores and 8 threads, and is based on 14 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 4500 MHz and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is FCLGA2066 processor with a TDP of 120 Watt. It supports DDR4-1600, DDR4-1866, DDR4-2133, DDR4-2400, DDR4-2666 memory.

It provides poor benchmark performance at 11.61 percent of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 7763.

General info

Of Xeon W-2125 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

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Value for money (0-100)
0.57
 
Market segment
Server
 
Series
Intel Xeon W
 
Architecture codename
Skylake
 
Launch date
29 August 2017 (3 years ago)
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$444
 
Price now
$999 (2.3x MSRP)
 

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 cores
4 (Quad-Core)
 
Threads
8
 
Base clock speed
4 GHz
 
of 4.7 (FX-9590)
Boost clock speed
4.5 GHz
 
Bus support
4 × 8 GT/s
 
L1 cache
256 KB
 
of 896 (Atom C3950)
L2 cache
4 MB
 
L3 cache
8.25 MB
 
Chip lithography
14 nm
 
of 5 (Apple M1)
Maximum core temperature
64 °C
 
of 110 (Atom x7-E3950)
64 bit support
+
 

Compatibility

Information on Xeon W-2125 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 configuration
1
 
Socket
FCLGA2066
 
Thermal design power (TDP)
120 Watt
 

Technologies and extensions

Technological capabilities and additional instructions supported by Xeon W-2125. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Instruction set extensions
Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX, Intel® AVX2, Intel® AVX-512
 
AES-NI
+
 
AVX
+
 
vPro
+
 
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
+
 
Speed Shift
+
 
Turbo Boost Technology
2.0
 
Hyper-Threading Technology
+
 
TSX
+
 
Idle States
+
 
Thermal Monitoring
+
 
Flex Memory Access
-
 
Demand Based Switching
+
 
PAE
46 Bit
 
Turbo Boost Max 3.0
-
 

Security technologies

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

TXT
+
 
EDB
+
 
Secure Key
+
 
MPX
+
 
Identity Protection
+
 
SGX
-
 
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-2125's memory controller. Depending on the motherboard, higher memory frequency may be supported.

Supported memory types
DDR4-1600, DDR4-1866, DDR4-2133, DDR4-2400, DDR4-2666
 
of 4266 (Ryzen 9 4900H)
Maximum memory size
512 GB
 
Max memory channels
4
 
Maximum memory bandwidth
85.3 GB/s
 
ECC memory support
+
 

Peripherals

Specifications and connection types of supported peripherals.

PCIe version
3.0
 
PCI Express lanes
48
 
of 128 (EPYC 7551P)

Benchmark performance

Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of Xeon W-2125. 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.

11.61

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.

10187

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Xeon W-2125 is for a gaming PC, compared with system requirements of some popular titles. Remember that sometimes official hardware requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

This processor matches 100% minimum and 99% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

Minimum
100%
Recommended
99%
Minimum
100%
Recommended
99%

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