Intel Xeon Gold 6140 vs Intel Xeon 5120

Comparative analysis of Intel Xeon Gold 6140 and Intel Xeon 5120 processors for all known characteristics in the following categories: Essentials, Performance, Memory, Compatibility, Peripherals, Security & Reliability, Advanced Technologies, Virtualization. Benchmark processor performance analysis: PassMark - Single thread mark, PassMark - CPU mark, Geekbench 4 - Single Core, Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core.

 

Differences

Reasons to consider the Intel Xeon Gold 6140

  • 16 more cores, run more applications at once: 18 vs 2
  • Around 99% higher clock speed: 3.70 GHz vs 1.86 GHz
  • Around 40% higher maximum core temperature: 91°C vs 65°C
  • A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor: 14 nm vs 65 nm
  • 2.4x better performance in PassMark - Single thread mark: 1838 vs 752
  • 30.4x better performance in PassMark - CPU mark: 23831 vs 783
  • Around 16% better performance in Geekbench 4 - Single Core: 4230 vs 3655
  • Around 29% better performance in Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core: 32955 vs 25615
Specifications (specs)
Number of cores 18 vs 2
Maximum frequency 3.70 GHz vs 1.86 GHz
Maximum core temperature 91°C vs 65°C
Manufacturing process technology 14 nm vs 65 nm
Benchmarks
PassMark - Single thread mark 1838 vs 752
PassMark - CPU mark 23831 vs 783
Geekbench 4 - Single Core 4230 vs 3655
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core 32955 vs 25615

Reasons to consider the Intel Xeon 5120

  • 2.2x lower typical power consumption: 65 Watt vs 140 Watt
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 65 Watt vs 140 Watt

Compare benchmarks

CPU 1: Intel Xeon Gold 6140
CPU 2: Intel Xeon 5120

PassMark - Single thread mark
CPU 1
CPU 2
1838
752
PassMark - CPU mark
CPU 1
CPU 2
23831
783
Geekbench 4 - Single Core
CPU 1
CPU 2
4230
3655
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core
CPU 1
CPU 2
32955
25615
Name Intel Xeon Gold 6140 Intel Xeon 5120
PassMark - Single thread mark 1838 752
PassMark - CPU mark 23831 783
Geekbench 4 - Single Core 4230 3655
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core 32955 25615

Compare specifications (specs)

Intel Xeon Gold 6140 Intel Xeon 5120

Essentials

Architecture codename Skylake Woodcrest
Launch date Q3'17 June 2006
Place in performance rating 16 200
Processor Number 6140 5120
Series Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors Legacy Intel® Xeon® Processors
Status Launched Discontinued
Vertical segment Server Server
Launch price (MSRP) $45
Price now $1,628.48
Value for money (0-100) 0.23

Performance

Base frequency 2.30 GHz 1.86 GHz
Manufacturing process technology 14 nm 65 nm
Maximum core temperature 91°C 65°C
Maximum frequency 3.70 GHz 1.86 GHz
Number of cores 18 2
Number of threads 36
Number of Ultra Path Interconnect (UPI) Links 3
64 bit support
Bus Speed 1066 MHz FSB
Die size 143 mm2
L2 cache 4096 KB
Transistor count 291 million
VID voltage range B2=1.0V-1.5V, G0=.85V-1.5V

Memory

Max memory channels 6
Maximum memory size 768 GB
Supported memory frequency 2666 MHz
Supported memory types DDR4-2666 DDR2

Compatibility

Low Halogen Options Available
Package Size 76.0mm x 56.5mm 37.5mm x 37.5mm
Sockets supported FCLGA3647 LGA771
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 140 Watt 65 Watt
Max number of CPUs in a configuration 1
Scenario Design Power (SDP) 0 W

Peripherals

Max number of PCIe lanes 48
PCI Express revision 3.0
Scalability S4S

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® Optane™ Memory Supported
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
FSB parity
Idle States
Intel® Demand Based Switching
Thermal Monitoring

Virtualization

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