Xeon W-2135: specs and benchmarks

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Aggregated performance score

Xeon W-2135 provides acceptable benchmark performance at 9.35% of a leader's which is a 96-core Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7995WX.

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Summary

Intel started Xeon W-2135 sales 29 August 2017 at a recommended price of $835. This is a Skylake (server) architecture desktop processor primarily aimed at office systems. It has 6 cores and 12 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 140 Watt and a maximum temperature of 64 °C. It supports DDR4-1600, DDR4-1866, DDR4-2133, DDR4-2400, DDR4-2666 memory.

Primary details

Xeon W-2135 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

Place in performance ranking747
Place by popularitynot in top-100
Cost-effectiveness evaluation9.62
Market segmentServer
SeriesIntel Xeon W
Architecture codenameSkylake (server) (2017−2019)
Release date29 August 2017 (6 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$835of 305 (Core i7-870)
Current price$515 (0.6x MSRP)of 15701 (Xeon Platinum 8276L)

Cost-effectiveness evaluation

Performance per price, higher is better.

Detailed specifications

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 cores6 (Hexa-Core)
Threads12
Base clock speed3.7 GHzof 4.7 (Ryzen 9 7900X)
Boost clock speed4.5 GHzof 6.2 (Core i9-14900KS)
Bus support4 × 8 GT/s
L1 cache64K (per core)of 7475.2 (Apple M2 Pro 10-Core)
L2 cache1 MB (per core)of 96 (Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7995WX)
L3 cache8.25 MB (shared)of 768 (EPYC 7773X)
Chip lithography14 nmof 3 (Apple M3 Max 16-Core)
Die size484 mm2
Maximum core temperature64 °Cof 110 (Core Ultra 9 185H)
Maximum case temperature (TCase)64 °Cof 105 (Core i7-5950HQ)
64 bit support+
Windows 11 compatibility+
Unlocked multiplierNo

Compatibility

Information on Xeon W-2135 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 (Xeon Platinum 8454H)
SocketFCLGA2066
Power consumption (TDP)140 Wattof 400 (Xeon Platinum 9282)

Technologies and extensions

Technological capabilities and additional instructions supported by Xeon W-2135. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Instruction set extensionsIntel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX, Intel® AVX2, Intel® AVX-512
AES-NI+
AVX+
vPro+
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)+
Speed Shift+
Turbo Boost Technology2.0
Hyper-Threading Technology+
TSX+
Idle States+
Thermal Monitoring+
Flex Memory Access-
Demand Based Switching+
PAE46 Bit
Turbo Boost Max 3.0-
StatusDiscontinued

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-2135's memory controller. Depending on the motherboard, higher memory frequency may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR4-1600, DDR4-1866, DDR4-2133, DDR4-2400, DDR4-2666
Maximum memory size512 GBof 786 (Xeon E5-2670 v3)
Max memory channels4of 12 (Xeon Platinum 9221)
Maximum memory bandwidth85.3 GB/sof 460.8 (EPYC 9654)
ECC memory support+

Peripherals

Specifications and connection types of supported peripherals.

PCIe version3.0of 5 (Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7995WX)
PCI Express lanes48of 128 (EPYC 9654)

Benchmark performance

Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of Xeon W-2135. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.


Combined synthetic benchmark 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-2135 9.35

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: 68%

Xeon W-2135 14465

GeekBench 5 Single-Core

GeekBench 5 Single-Core is a cross-platform application developed in the form of CPU tests that independently recreate certain real-world tasks with which to accurately measure performance. This version uses only a single CPU core.

Benchmark coverage: 42%

Xeon W-2135 1403

GeekBench 5 Multi-Core

GeekBench 5 Multi-Core is a cross-platform application developed in the form of CPU tests that independently recreate certain real-world tasks with which to accurately measure performance. This version uses all available CPU cores.

Benchmark coverage: 42%

Xeon W-2135 6555

Gaming performance

Closest competitors

Xeon W-2135's performance relative to its closest rivals among server CPUs.


Xeon W-2135 100
Xeon W-2235 99.36

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