Intel Xeon W-2255: specs and benchmarks

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Summary

Intel started Xeon W-2255 sales 1 October 2019. This is 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 4700 MHz and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is FCLGA2066 processor with a TDP of 165 Watt. It supports DDR4-2933 memory.

It provides poor benchmark performance at 14.50% of a leader's which is AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7995WX.

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General info

Xeon W-2255 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

Place in performance ranking426
Place by popularitynot in top-100
Value for money19.69
Market segmentServer
Release date1 October 2019 (4 years old)
Current price$831 of 17802 (Threadripper PRO 7995WX)
Value for money

Performance per price, higher is better.

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 speed3.7 GHzof 4.7 (FX-9590)
Boost clock speed4.7 GHzof 6 (Core i9-13900KS)
L3 cache19.25 MBof 768 (EPYC 7373X)
Chip lithography14 nmof 3 (Apple M3 Max 16-Core)
Maximum core temperature62 °Cof 110 (Atom x7-E3950)
64 bit support+
Windows 11 compatibility+
Unlocked multiplier-

Compatibility

Information on Xeon W-2255 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)
SocketFCLGA2066
Power consumption (TDP)165 Wattof 400 (Xeon Platinum 9282)

Technologies and extensions

Technological capabilities and additional instructions supported by Xeon W-2255. 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+
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)+
Speed Shift+
Turbo Boost Technology2.0
Hyper-Threading Technology+
TSX+
Idle States+
Thermal Monitoring+
Demand Based Switching+
PAE46 Bit
Turbo Boost Max 3.0+
StatusLaunched

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-2255's memory controller. Depending on the motherboard, higher memory frequency may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR4-2933of 5600 (Ryzen 9 7940HS)
Maximum memory size1 TBof 786 (Xeon E5-2670 v3)
Max memory channels4of 12 (Xeon Platinum 9221)
Maximum memory bandwidth93.85 GB/sof 460.8 (EPYC 9124)
ECC memory support+

Peripherals

Specifications and connection types of supported peripherals.

PCIe version3.0of 5 (Core i9-12900K)
PCI Express lanes48of 128 (EPYC 7551P)

Benchmark performance

Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of Xeon W-2255. 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.

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-2255 22322

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: 40%

Xeon W-2255 1548

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: 40%

Xeon W-2255 9391

Gaming performance

Relative perfomance

Overall Xeon W-2255 performance compared to nearest competitors among server CPUs.


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Recommended GPUs

People consider these graphics cards to be good for Xeon W-2255, according to our PC configuration statistics.

These are the fastest graphics cards for Xeon W-2255 in our user configuration statistics. There is a total of 12 configurations based on Xeon W-2255 in our database.

RTX A5000 RTX A5000
8.3% (1/12)
RTX 3070 GeForce RTX 3070
8.3% (1/12)
RTX 3060 GeForce RTX 3060
8.3% (1/12)
RTX A2000 RTX A2000
8.3% (1/12)
Quadro P2200 Quadro P2200
8.3% (1/12)
T1000 8 GB T1000 8 GB
8.3% (1/12)
Quadro K5200 Quadro K5200
8.3% (1/12)
Quadro P1000 Quadro P1000
8.3% (1/12)
GTX 660 GeForce GTX 660
16.7% (2/12)

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