Intel Xeon W-1290 vs W-2150B

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Games supported 100%
Intel Xeon W-2150B
Intel Xeon W-2150B
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  • Core clock speed
  • Max video memory
  • Memory type
  • Memory clock speed
  • Maximum resolution
Intel Xeon W-1290
Intel Xeon W-1290
  • Interface
  • Core clock speed
  • Max video memory
  • Memory type
  • Memory clock speed
  • Maximum resolution
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Games supported 100%

General info

Comparing Xeon W-2150B and Xeon W-1290 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and price.

Place in performance rating362368
Market segmentServerServer
SeriesIntel Xeon Wno data
Architecture codenameSkylake (server) (2017−2019)Comet Lake (2020)
Release date5 June 2017 (5 years old)13 May 2020 (2 years old)

Technical specs

Xeon W-2150B and Xeon W-1290 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)10 (Deca-Core)
Base clock speed3 GHz3.2 GHz
Boost clock speed4.5 GHz5.1 GHz
Bus support4 × 8 GT/sno data
L1 cache64K (per core)64K (per core)
L2 cache1 MB (per core)256K (per core)
L3 cache13.75 MB (shared)20 MB (shared)
Chip lithography14 nm14 nm
Die size484 mm2206 mm2
Maximum core temperatureno data100 °C
Maximum case temperature (TCase)68 °C70 °C
64 bit support++
Windows 11 compatibility-+
Unlocked multiplier--


Information on Xeon W-2150B and Xeon W-1290 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 configuration1 (Uniprocessor)1
Thermal design power (TDP)120 Watt80 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Xeon W-2150B and Xeon W-1290. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Instruction set extensionsno dataIntel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)no data+
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)++
Turbo Boost Technologyno data2.0
Hyper-Threading Technologyno data+
TSXno data-
Idle Statesno data+
Thermal Monitoringno data+
Turbo Boost Max 3.0no data+

Security technologies

Xeon W-2150B and Xeon W-1290 technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

EDBno data+
Secure Keyno data+
Identity Protectionno data+
SGXno dataYes with Intel® ME
OS Guardno data+

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Xeon W-2150B and Xeon W-1290 are enumerated here.

EPTno data+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel quantity of RAM supported by Xeon W-2150B and Xeon W-1290. Depending on the motherboards, higher memory frequencies may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR4-2666DDR4-2933
Maximum memory size512 GB128 GB
Max memory channels42
Maximum memory bandwidth85.33 GB/s45.8 GB/s
ECC memory support++

Graphics specifications

General parameters of integrated GPUs, if any.

Integrated graphics cardno dataIntel UHD Graphics P630
Max video memoryno data64 GB
Quick Sync Videono data+
Clear Videono data+
Clear Video HDno data+
Graphics max frequencyno data1.2 GHz
InTru 3Dno data+

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Xeon W-2150B and Xeon W-1290 integrated GPUs.

Number of displays supportedno data3

Graphics image quality

Maximum display resolutions supported by Xeon W-2150B and Xeon W-1290 integrated GPUs, including resolutions over different interfaces.

4K resolution supportno data+
Max resolution over HDMI 1.4no data4096x2160@30Hz
Max resolution over eDPno data4096x2304@60Hz
Max resolution over DisplayPortno data4096x2304@60Hz

Graphics API support

APIs supported by Xeon W-2150B and Xeon W-1290 integrated GPUs, sometimes API versions are included.

DirectXno data12
OpenGLno data4.5


Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Xeon W-2150B and Xeon W-1290.

PCIe version3.03.0
PCI Express lanesno data16

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-2150B 16.20
Xeon W-1290 15.99
  • 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: 67%

Xeon W-2150B 20418
Xeon W-1290 20157

Xeon W-2150B outperforms Xeon W-1290 by 1% in Passmark.

Gaming performance

Advantages and disadvantages

Performance rating 16.20 15.99
Recency 5 June 2017 13 May 2020
Boost clock speed 4500 5200
Base clock speed 3000 3200
Thermal design power (TDP) 120 Watt 80 Watt

Technical City couldn't decide between

Intel Xeon W-2150B
Xeon W-2150B


Intel Xeon W-1290
Xeon W-1290

The differences in performance seem too small.

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