Intel Xeon Gold 5220 processor review

Xeon Gold 5220 processor released by Intel; release date: 2 Apr 2019. At the time of release, the processor cost $1555 - $1561. The processor is designed for server-computers and based on Cascade Lake microarchitecture.

CPU is locked to prevent overclocking. Total number of cores - 18, threads - 36. Maximum CPU clock speed - 3.90 GHz. Maximum operating temperature - 87°C. Manufacturing process technology - 14 nm. Cache size: L1 - 1.125 MB, L2 - 18 MB, L3 - 24.75 MB.

Supported memory types: DDR4-2667. Maximum memory size: 1 TB.

Supported socket types: FCLGA3647. Power consumption (TDP): 125 Watt.


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Specifications (specs)


Architecture codename Cascade Lake
Launch date 2 Apr 2019
Launch price (MSRP) $1555 - $1561
Place in performance rating 196
Processor Number 5220
Series 2nd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable Processors
Status Launched
Vertical segment Server


Base frequency 2.20 GHz
L1 cache 1.125 MB
L2 cache 18 MB
L3 cache 24.75 MB
Manufacturing process technology 14 nm
Maximum core temperature 87°C
Maximum frequency 3.90 GHz
Number of cores 18
Number of threads 36
Number of Ultra Path Interconnect (UPI) Links 2


Max memory channels 6
Maximum memory size 1 TB
Supported memory frequency 2667 MHz
Supported memory types DDR4-2667


Package Size 76.0mm x 56.5mm
Sockets supported FCLGA3647
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 125 Watt


Max number of PCIe lanes 48
PCI Express revision 3.0
Scalability 4S

Security & Reliability

Execute Disable Bit (EDB)
Intel® Run Sure Technology
Intel® Trusted Execution technology (TXT)
Mode-based Execute Control (MBE)

Advanced Technologies

Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® technology
Instruction set extensions Intel SSE4.2, Intel AVX, Intel AVX2, Intel AVX-512
Intel 64
Intel® AES New Instructions
Intel® Hyper-Threading technology
Intel® Turbo Boost technology
Intel® Volume Management Device (VMD)
Intel® vPro™ Platform Eligibility
Number of AVX-512 FMA Units 1
Speed Shift technology


Intel® Virtualization Technology (VT-x)
Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d)
Intel® VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)