Intel Xeon W-2135 vs Intel Core i7-9700K

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Intel Xeon W-2135 CPU1 vs CPU2 Intel Core i7-9700K
Intel Xeon W-2135 Intel Core i7-9700K

CPU comparison

In this CPU comparison, we compare the Intel Xeon W-2135 and the Intel Core i7-9700K and use benchmarks to check which processor is faster.

We compare the Intel Xeon W-2135 6 core processor released in Q3/2017 with the Intel Core i7-9700K which has 8 CPU cores and was introduced in Q4/2018.
Intel Xeon W (83) Family Intel Core i7 (298)
Intel Xeon W-2100/3100 (15) CPU group Intel Core i 9000 (34)
6 Generation 9
Skylake W Architecture Coffee Lake S Refresh
Desktop / Server Segment Desktop / Server
-- Predecessor Intel Core i7-8700K
Intel Xeon W-2235 Successor Intel Core i7-10700K

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The Intel Xeon W-2135 is a 6 core processor with a clock frequency of 3.70 GHz (4.50 GHz). The processor can compute 12 threads at the same time. The Intel Core i7-9700K clocks with 3.60 GHz (4.90 GHz), has 8 CPU cores and can calculate 8 threads in parallel.

Intel Xeon W-2135 Characteristic Intel Core i7-9700K
6 Cores 8
12 Threads 8
normal Core architecture normal
Yes Hyperthreading No
No Overclocking ? Yes
3.70 GHz Frequency 3.60 GHz
4.50 GHz Turbo Frequency (1 Core) 4.90 GHz
4.20 GHz Turbo Frequency (All Cores) 4.60 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 W-2135 Characteristic Intel Core i7-9700K
-- AI hardware --
-- AI specifications --
-- NPU + CPU + iGPU --

Integrated graphics (iGPU)

Graphics (iGPU) integrated into the processor not only enable image output without having to rely on a dedicated graphics solution, but can also efficiently accelerate video playback.

no iGPU GPU Intel UHD Graphics 630
GPU frequency 0.35 GHz
-- GPU (Turbo) 1.20 GHz
-- GPU Generation 9.5
Technology 14 nm
Max. displays 3
-- Compute units 24
-- Shader 192
No Hardware Raytracing No
No Frame Generation No
-- Max. GPU Memory 64 GB
-- DirectX Version 12

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 Intel UHD Graphics 630
No Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) Decode / Encode
No Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) Decode / Encode
No Codec h264 Decode / Encode
No Codec VP9 Decode / Encode
No Codec VP8 Decode / Encode
No Codec AV1 No
No Codec AVC Decode / Encode
No Codec VC-1 Decode
No Codec JPEG Decode / Encode

Memory & PCIe

Up to 512 GB of memory in a maximum of 4 memory channels is supported by the Intel Xeon W-2135, while the Intel Core i7-9700K supports a maximum of 128 GB of memory with a maximum memory bandwidth of 42.7 GB/s enabled.

Intel Xeon W-2135 Characteristic Intel Core i7-9700K
DDR4-2666 Memory DDR4-2666
512 GB Max. Memory 128 GB
4 (Quad Channel) Memory channels 2 (Dual Channel)
85.4 GB/s Max. Bandwidth 42.7 GB/s
Yes ECC No
-- L2 Cache --
8.25 MB L3 Cache 12.00 MB
3.0 PCIe version 3.0
48 PCIe lanes 16
47.3 GB/s PCIe Bandwidth 15.8 GB/s

Thermal Management

The Intel Xeon W-2135 has a TDP of 140 W. The TDP of the Intel Core i7-9700K is 95 W. System integrators use the TDP of the processor as a guide when dimensioning the cooling solution.

Intel Xeon W-2135 Characteristic Intel Core i7-9700K
140 W TDP (PL1 / PBP) 95 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down --
-- Tjunction max. 100 °C

Technical details

The Intel Xeon W-2135 has 8.25 MB cache and is manufactured in 14 nm. The cache of Intel Core i7-9700K is at 12.00 MB. The processor is manufactured in 14 nm.

Intel Xeon W-2135 Characteristic Intel Core i7-9700K
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
LGA 2066 Socket LGA 1151-2
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, Windows 11, Linux
Q3/2017 Release date Q4/2018
835 $ Release price 520 $
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Average performance in benchmarks

⌀ Single core performance in 3 CPU benchmarks
Intel Xeon W-2135 (90%)
Intel Core i7-9700K (100%)
⌀ Multi core performance in 4 CPU benchmarks
Intel Xeon W-2135 (96%)
Intel Core i7-9700K (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 W-2135 Intel Xeon W-2135
6C 12T @ 4.50 GHz
1196 (92%)
Intel Core i7-9700K Intel Core i7-9700K
8C 8T @ 4.90 GHz
1302 (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 W-2135 Intel Xeon W-2135
6C 12T @ 4.20 GHz
7254 (98%)
Intel Core i7-9700K Intel Core i7-9700K
8C 8T @ 4.60 GHz
7421 (100%)

Geekbench 6 (Single-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The single-core benchmark only evaluates the performance of the fastest CPU core, the number of CPU cores in a processor is irrelevant here.
Intel Xeon W-2135 Intel Xeon W-2135
6C 12T @ 4.50 GHz
1422 (89%)
Intel Core i7-9700K Intel Core i7-9700K
8C 8T @ 4.90 GHz
1589 (100%)

Geekbench 6 (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The multi-core benchmark evaluates the performance of all of the processor's CPU cores. Virtual thread improvements such as AMD SMT or Intel's Hyper-Threading have a positive impact on the benchmark result.
Intel Xeon W-2135 Intel Xeon W-2135
6C 12T @ 4.20 GHz
7084 (96%)
Intel Core i7-9700K Intel Core i7-9700K
8C 8T @ 4.60 GHz
7361 (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 W-2135 Intel Xeon W-2135
6C 12T @ 4.20 GHz
14244 (98%)
Intel Core i7-9700K Intel Core i7-9700K
8C 8T @ 4.60 GHz
14555 (100%)

Cinebench R15 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
Intel Xeon W-2135 Intel Xeon W-2135
6C 12T @ 4.50 GHz
193 (90%)
Intel Core i7-9700K Intel Core i7-9700K
8C 8T @ 4.90 GHz
214 (100%)

Cinebench R15 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
Intel Xeon W-2135 Intel Xeon W-2135
6C 12T @ 4.20 GHz
1382 (91%)
Intel Core i7-9700K Intel Core i7-9700K
8C 8T @ 4.60 GHz
1520 (100%)

Cinebench 2024 (Single-Core)

The Cinebench 2024 benchmark is based on the Redshift rendering engine, which is also used in Maxon's 3D program Cinema 4D. The benchmark runs are each 10 minutes long to test whether the processor is limited by its heat generation.
Intel Xeon W-2135 Intel Xeon W-2135
6C 12T @ 4.50 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i7-9700K Intel Core i7-9700K
8C 8T @ 4.90 GHz
74 (100%)

Cinebench 2024 (Multi-Core)

The Multi-Core test of the Cinebench 2024 benchmark uses all cpu cores to render using the Redshift rendering engine, which is also used in Maxons Cinema 4D. The benchmark run is 10 minutes long to test whether the processor is limited by its heat generation.
Intel Xeon W-2135 Intel Xeon W-2135
6C 12T @ 4.50 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i7-9700K Intel Core i7-9700K
8C 8T @ 4.90 GHz
532 (100%)

Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
Intel Xeon W-2135 Intel Xeon W-2135
6C 12T @ 4.50 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i7-9700K Intel Core i7-9700K
8C 8T @ 4.90 GHz
1336 (100%)

Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
Intel Xeon W-2135 Intel Xeon W-2135
6C 12T @ 4.20 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i7-9700K Intel Core i7-9700K
8C 8T @ 4.60 GHz
10326 (100%)

Cinebench R20 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
Intel Xeon W-2135 Intel Xeon W-2135
6C 12T @ 4.50 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i7-9700K Intel Core i7-9700K
8C 8T @ 4.90 GHz
481 (100%)

Cinebench R20 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
Intel Xeon W-2135 Intel Xeon W-2135
6C 12T @ 4.20 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i7-9700K Intel Core i7-9700K
8C 8T @ 4.60 GHz
3656 (100%)

iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS)

The theoretical computing performance of the internal graphics unit of the processor with simple accuracy (32 bit) in GFLOPS. GFLOPS indicates how many billion floating point operations the iGPU can perform per second.
Intel Xeon W-2135 Intel Xeon W-2135
@ 0.00 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i7-9700K Intel Core i7-9700K
Intel UHD Graphics 630 @ 1.20 GHz
461 (100%)

Blender 3.1 Benchmark

In the Blender Benchmark 3.1, the scenes "monster", "junkshop" and "classroom" are rendered and the time required by the system is measured. In our benchmark we test the CPU and not the graphics card. Blender 3.1 was presented as a standalone version in March 2022.
Intel Xeon W-2135 Intel Xeon W-2135
6C 12T @ 4.20 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i7-9700K Intel Core i7-9700K
8C 8T @ 4.60 GHz
134 (100%)

Blender 2.81 (bmw27)

Blender is a free 3D graphics software for rendering (creating) 3D bodies, which can also be textured and animated in the software. The Blender benchmark creates predefined scenes and measures the time (s) required for the entire scene. The shorter the time required, the better. We selected bmw27 as the benchmark scene.
Intel Xeon W-2135 Intel Xeon W-2135
6C 12T @ 4.20 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i7-9700K Intel Core i7-9700K
8C 8T @ 4.60 GHz
217.1 (100%)

CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Single-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.
Intel Xeon W-2135 Intel Xeon W-2135
6C 12T @ 4.50 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i7-9700K Intel Core i7-9700K
8C 8T @ 4.90 GHz
549 (100%)

CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Multi-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.
Intel Xeon W-2135 Intel Xeon W-2135
6C 12T @ 3.70 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i7-9700K Intel Core i7-9700K
8C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
4167 (100%)

Devices using this processor

Intel Xeon W-2135 Intel Core i7-9700K
Unknown Memory PC Intel i7-9700K
Memory PC Aufrüst-Kit Bundle i7-9700K
Megaport High End Gaming-PC Intel Core i7-9700K

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