Intel Xeon Gold 5218N Benchmark, Test and specs

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The Intel Xeon Gold 5218N has 16 cores with 32 threads and is based on the 2. gen of the Intel Xeon Gold series. The processor uses a mainboard with the LGA 3647 socket and was released in Q2/2019. The Intel Xeon Gold 5218N scores 1,014 points in the Geekbench 5 single-core benchmark. In the Geekbench 5 multi-core benchmark, the result is 12,732 points.
Intel Xeon Gold 5218N

At a glance

Name: Intel Xeon Gold 5218N
Family: Intel Xeon Gold (163)
CPU group: Intel Xeon Gold 5200/6200 (55)
Architecture: Cascade Lake
Technology: 14 nm
Segment: Desktop / Server
Generation: 2
Predecessor: --
Successor: --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The Intel Xeon Gold 5218N has 16 CPU cores and can calculate 32 threads in parallel. The clock frequency of the Intel Xeon Gold 5218N is 2.30 GHz (3.70 GHz). The number of CPU cores greatly affects the speed of the processor and is an important performance indicator.

CPU Cores / Threads: 16 / 32
Core architecture: normal
Cores: 16x
Hyperthreading / SMT: Yes
Overclocking: No
Frequency: 2.30 GHz
Turbo Frequency (1 Core): 3.70 GHz
Turbo Frequency (16 Cores): 2.50 GHz

Memory & PCIe

The processor can use up to 1024 GB memory in 6 (Hexa Channel) memory channels. The maximum memory bandwidth is 128.1 GB/s. The memory type as well as the amount of memory can greatly affect the speed of the system.

Memory type: Memory bandwidth:
DDR4-2666
128.1 GB/s
Max. Memory: 1024 GB
Memory channels: 6 (Hexa Channel)
ECC: Yes
PCIe: 3.0 x 48
PCIe Bandwidth: 47.3 GB/s

Thermal Management

The thermal design power (TDP for short) of the processor is 110 W. The TDP specifies the necessary cooling solution that is required to cool the processor sufficiently. The TDP usually gives a rough idea of the actual power consumption of the CPU.

TDP (PL1 / PBP): 110 W
TDP (PL2): --
TDP up: --
TDP down: --
Tjunction max.: --

Technical details

The Intel Xeon Gold 5218N is made in 14 nm. The smaller the manufacturing process of a CPU, the more modern and energy-efficient it is. Overall, the processor has 22.00 MB cache. A large cache can greatly speed up the processor's speed in some cases such as games.

Technology: 14 nm
Chip design: Monolithic
Socket: LGA 3647
L2-Cache: --
L3-Cache: 22.00 MB
AES-NI: Yes
Operating systems: Windows 10, Linux
Virtualization: VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
Instruction set (ISA): x86-64 (64 bit)
ISA extensions: SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2, AVX-512
Release date: Q2/2019
Release price: --
Part Number: --
Documents: Technical data sheet

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Benchmark results

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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 E5-2637 v4 Intel Xeon E5-2637 v4
4C 8T @ 3.70 GHz
1018
Intel Xeon E3-1515M v5 Intel Xeon E3-1515M v5
4C 8T @ 3.70 GHz
1017
Microsoft XBox Series S Microsoft XBox Series S
8C 16T @ 3.60 GHz
1015
Intel Xeon Gold 5218N Intel Xeon Gold 5218N
16C 32T @ 3.70 GHz
1014
Intel Core i7-7920HQ Intel Core i7-7920HQ
4C 8T @ 4.10 GHz
1014
AMD EPYC 7542 AMD EPYC 7542
32C 64T @ 3.40 GHz
1013
AMD Ryzen 3 2300X AMD Ryzen 3 2300X
4C 4T @ 4.00 GHz
1012

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.
AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3945WX AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3945WX
12C 24T @ 4.20 GHz
12828
Intel Core i9-9920X Intel Core i9-9920X
12C 24T @ 4.30 GHz
12763
AMD Ryzen 7 7745HX AMD Ryzen 7 7745HX
8C 16T @ 3.60 GHz
12744
Intel Xeon Gold 5218N Intel Xeon Gold 5218N
16C 32T @ 2.50 GHz
12732
Intel Core i9-10920X Intel Core i9-10920X
12C 24T @ 4.40 GHz
12703
Apple M1 Max (24-GPU) Apple M1 Max (24-GPU)
10C 10T @ 3.20 GHz
12693
Apple M1 Max (32-GPU) Apple M1 Max (32-GPU)
10C 10T @ 3.20 GHz
12693

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 Core i7-7560U Intel Core i7-7560U
2C 4T @ 3.80 GHz
1237
Intel Xeon Platinum 8270 Intel Xeon Platinum 8270
26C 52T @ 4.00 GHz
1234
AMD Ryzen 5 2600 AMD Ryzen 5 2600
6C 12T @ 3.90 GHz
1233
Intel Xeon Gold 5218N Intel Xeon Gold 5218N
16C 32T @ 3.70 GHz
1232
Intel Core i5-10310U Intel Core i5-10310U
4C 8T @ 4.40 GHz
1230
Intel Core i7-5775C Intel Core i7-5775C
4C 8T @ 3.70 GHz
1230
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2920X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2920X
12C 24T @ 4.30 GHz
1229

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