Intel Xeon W-3235 processor review

Xeon W-3235 processor released by Intel; release date: 3 June 2019. At the time of release, the processor cost $1398. The processor is designed for workstation-computers and based on Cascade Lake microarchitecture.

CPU is locked to prevent overclocking. Total number of cores - 12, threads - 24. Maximum CPU clock speed - 4.40 GHz. Maximum operating temperature - 72°C. Manufacturing process technology - 14 nm. Cache size: L1 - 768 KB, L2 - 12 MB, L3 - 19.25 MB.

Supported memory types: DDR4-2933. Maximum memory size: 1 TB.

Supported socket types: FCLGA3647. Power consumption (TDP): 180 Watt.

Benchmarks

PassMark
Single thread mark
Top 1 CPU
This CPU
3196
2629
PassMark
CPU mark
Top 1 CPU
This CPU
79872
25826
Geekbench 4
Single Core
Top 1 CPU
This CPU
5311
1088
Geekbench 4
Multi-Core
Top 1 CPU
This CPU
36691
11988
Name Value
PassMark - Single thread mark 2629
PassMark - CPU mark 25826
Geekbench 4 - Single Core 1088
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core 11988

Specifications (specs)

Essentials

Architecture codename Cascade Lake
Launch date 3 June 2019
Launch price (MSRP) $1398
Place in performance rating 210
Processor Number W-3235
Series Intel Xeon W Processor
Status Launched
Vertical segment Workstation

Performance

Base frequency 3.30 GHz
L1 cache 768 KB
L2 cache 12 MB
L3 cache 19.25 MB
Manufacturing process technology 14 nm
Maximum core temperature 72°C
Maximum frequency 4.40 GHz
Number of cores 12
Number of threads 24
Number of Ultra Path Interconnect (UPI) Links 0

Memory

ECC memory support
Max memory channels 6
Maximum memory bandwidth 131.13 GB/s
Maximum memory size 1 TB
Supported memory frequency 2933 MHz
Supported memory types DDR4-2933

Compatibility

Package Size 76.0mm x 56.5mm
Sockets supported FCLGA3647
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 180 Watt

Peripherals

Max number of PCIe lanes 64
PCI Express revision 3.0
Scalability 1S Only

Security & Reliability

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

Advanced Technologies

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

Virtualization

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