Intel Xeon Silver 4209T vs Intel Xeon Gold 6212U

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Intel Xeon Silver 4209T CPU1 vs CPU2 Intel Xeon Gold 6212U
Intel Xeon Silver 4209T Intel Xeon Gold 6212U

CPU comparison

Intel Xeon Silver 4209T or Intel Xeon Gold 6212U - which processor is faster? In this comparison we look at the differences and analyze which of these two CPUs is better. We compare the technical data and benchmark results.

The Intel Xeon Silver 4209T has 8 cores with 16 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 3.20 GHz. Up to 1024 GB of memory is supported in 6 memory channels. The Intel Xeon Silver 4209T was released in Q2/2019.

The Intel Xeon Gold 6212U has 24 cores with 48 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 3.90 GHz. The CPU supports up to 1024 GB of memory in 6 memory channels. The Intel Xeon Gold 6212U was released in Q2/2019.
Intel Xeon Silver (32) Family Intel Xeon Gold (163)
Intel Xeon Silver 4200 (11) CPU group Intel Xeon Gold 5200/6200 (55)
2 Generation 2
Cascade Lake Architecture Cascade Lake
Desktop / Server Segment Desktop / Server
Intel Xeon Silver 4109T Predecessor --
-- Successor --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The Intel Xeon Silver 4209T is a 8 core processor with a clock frequency of 2.20 GHz (3.20 GHz). The Intel Xeon Gold 6212U has 24 CPU cores with a clock frequency of 2.40 GHz (3.90 GHz).

Intel Xeon Silver 4209T Characteristic Intel Xeon Gold 6212U
8 Cores 24
16 Threads 48
normal Core architecture normal
Yes Hyperthreading Yes
No Overclocking ? No
2.20 GHz Frequency 2.40 GHz
3.20 GHz Turbo Frequency (1 Core) 3.90 GHz
2.40 GHz Turbo Frequency (All Cores) 2.40 GHz

NPU AI performance

The performance values of the processor's AI unit. The isolated NPU performance is specified here, the total AI performance (NPU+CPU+iGPU) can be higher. Processors with support for artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) can process many calculations, especially audio, image and video processing, much faster than classic processors.

Intel Xeon Silver 4209T Characteristic Intel Xeon Gold 6212U
-- AI hardware --
-- AI specifications --
-- NPU + CPU + iGPU --

Integrated graphics (iGPU)

The integrated graphics unit of a processor is not only responsible for the pure image output on the system, but can also significantly increase the efficiency of the system with the support of modern video codecs.

no iGPU GPU no iGPU
GPU frequency --
-- GPU (Turbo) --
-- GPU Generation --
Technology
Max. displays
-- Compute units --
-- Shader --
No Hardware Raytracing No
No Frame Generation No
-- Max. GPU Memory --
-- DirectX Version --

Hardware codec support

A photo or video codec that is accelerated in hardware can greatly accelerate the working speed of a processor and extend the battery life of notebooks or smartphones when playing videos.

no iGPU GPU no iGPU
No Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) No
No Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) No
No Codec h264 No
No Codec VP9 No
No Codec VP8 No
No Codec AV1 No
No Codec AVC No
No Codec VC-1 No
No Codec JPEG No

Memory & PCIe

The Intel Xeon Silver 4209T supports a maximum of 1024 GB of memory in 6 memory channels. The Intel Xeon Gold 6212U can connect up to 1024 GB of memory in 6 memory channels.

Intel Xeon Silver 4209T Characteristic Intel Xeon Gold 6212U
DDR4-2400 Memory DDR4-2933
1024 GB Max. Memory 1024 GB
6 (Hexa Channel) Memory channels 6 (Hexa Channel)
115.2 GB/s Max. Bandwidth 140.7 GB/s
Yes ECC Yes
-- L2 Cache --
11.00 MB L3 Cache 35.75 MB
3.0 PCIe version 3.0
48 PCIe lanes 48
47.3 GB/s PCIe Bandwidth 47.3 GB/s

Thermal Management

The TDP (Thermal Design Power) of a processor specifies the required cooling solution. The Intel Xeon Silver 4209T has a TDP of 70 W, that of the Intel Xeon Gold 6212U is 165 W.

Intel Xeon Silver 4209T Characteristic Intel Xeon Gold 6212U
70 W TDP (PL1 / PBP) 165 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down --
-- Tjunction max. --

Technical details

The Intel Xeon Silver 4209T has a 11.00 MB cache, while the Intel Xeon Gold 6212U cache has a total of 35.75 MB.

Intel Xeon Silver 4209T Characteristic Intel Xeon Gold 6212U
14 nm Technology 14 nm
Monolithic Chip design Monolithic
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2, AVX-512 ISA extensions SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2, AVX-512
LGA 3647 Socket LGA 3647
VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d Virtualization VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
Yes AES-NI Yes
Windows 10, Linux Operating systems Windows 10, Linux
Q2/2019 Release date Q2/2019
501 $ Release price 2000 $
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Average performance in benchmarks

⌀ Single core performance in 1 CPU benchmarks
Intel Xeon Silver 4209T (82%)
Intel Xeon Gold 6212U (100%)
⌀ Multi core performance in 2 CPU benchmarks
Intel Xeon Silver 4209T (38%)
Intel Xeon Gold 6212U (100%)

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
Intel Xeon Silver 4209T Intel Xeon Silver 4209T
8C 16T @ 3.20 GHz
889 (82%)
Intel Xeon Gold 6212U Intel Xeon Gold 6212U
24C 48T @ 3.90 GHz
1087 (100%)

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
Intel Xeon Silver 4209T Intel Xeon Silver 4209T
8C 16T @ 2.40 GHz
6354 (35%)
Intel Xeon Gold 6212U Intel Xeon Gold 6212U
24C 48T @ 2.40 GHz
18344 (100%)

Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark

Some of the CPUs listed below have been benchmarked by CPU-monkey. However the majority of CPUs have not been tested and the results have been estimated by a CPU-monkey’s secret proprietary formula. As such they do not accurately reflect the actual Passmark CPU mark values and are not endorsed by PassMark Software Pty Ltd.
Intel Xeon Silver 4209T Intel Xeon Silver 4209T
8C 16T @ 2.40 GHz
11087 (40%)
Intel Xeon Gold 6212U Intel Xeon Gold 6212U
24C 48T @ 2.40 GHz
27489 (100%)

Devices using this processor

Intel Xeon Silver 4209T Intel Xeon Gold 6212U
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