Intel Xeon W5590 vs E5-2418L

Price now 205$
Games supported 76%
Intel Xeon W5590
Intel Xeon W5590
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Intel Xeon E5-2418L
Intel Xeon E5-2418L
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Price now 120$
Games supported 77%

General info

Comparing Xeon W5590 and Xeon E5-2418L processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and price.

Place in performance rating19431874
Value for money5.020.61
Market segmentServerServer
Architecture codenameGainestown (2009−2010)Sandy Bridge-EN (2012)
Release dateAugust 2009 (13 years ago)14 May 2012 (10 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$270no data
Current price$205 (0.8x MSRP)$120
Value for money

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Technical specs

Xeon W5590 and Xeon E5-2418L 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 cores4 (Quad-Core)4 (Quad-Core)
Base clock speed3.33 GHz2 GHz
Boost clock speed3.6 GHz2.1 GHz
L1 cache64 KB (per core)64 KB (per core)
L2 cache256 KB (per core)256 KB (per core)
L3 cache8 MB (shared)10240 KB (shared)
Chip lithography45 nm32 nm
Die size263 mm2294 mm2
Maximum core temperature67 °Cno data
Number of transistors731 million1,270 million
64 bit support++
Windows 11 compatibility--
Unlocked multiplier--


Information on Xeon W5590 and Xeon E5-2418L 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 configuration22
Thermal design power (TDP)130 Watt50 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Xeon W5590 and Xeon E5-2418L. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

AVXno data+
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)+no data
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)++
Turbo Boost Technology1.0no data
Hyper-Threading Technology++
Idle States+no data
Demand Based Switching+no data
PAE40 Bitno data

Security technologies

Xeon W5590 and Xeon E5-2418L technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

EDB+no data

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Xeon W5590 and Xeon E5-2418L are enumerated here.

VT-d+no data
VT-x+no data
EPT+no data

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel quantity of RAM supported by Xeon W5590 and Xeon E5-2418L. Depending on the motherboards, higher memory frequencies may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR3DDR3
Maximum memory size144 GBno data
Max memory channels3no data
Maximum memory bandwidth32 GB/sno data
ECC memory support+no data

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 W5590 3.32
Xeon E5-2418L 3.61
  • 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.

Benchmark coverage: 68%

Xeon W5590 3239
Xeon E5-2418L 3518

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Xeon W5590 and Xeon E5-2418L. Usually measured in megahashes per second.

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256) 9.4 Mh/s no data

Gaming performance

Advantages and disadvantages

Performance rating 3.32 3.61
Boost clock speed 3333 2000
Chip lithography 45 nm 32 nm
Thermal design power (TDP) 130 Watt 50 Watt

Technical City couldn't decide between

Intel Xeon W5590
Intel Xeon W5590


Intel Xeon E5-2418L
Intel Xeon E5-2418L

The differences in performance seem too small.

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