Intel Xeon Gold 6154 vs Intel Xeon E5-2450 v2

Comparative analysis of Intel Xeon Gold 6154 and Intel Xeon E5-2450 v2 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 6154

  • CPU is newer: launch date 3 year(s) 10 month(s) later
  • 10 more cores, run more applications at once: 18 vs 8
  • 20 more threads: 36 vs 16
  • Around 12% higher clock speed: 3.70 GHz vs 3.30 GHz
  • Around 3% higher maximum core temperature: 82°C vs 80°C
  • A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor: 14 nm vs 22 nm
  • 2.3x more L1 cache, more data can be stored in the L1 cache for quick access later
  • 9x more L2 cache, more data can be stored in the L2 cache for quick access later
  • Around 24% more L3 cache; more data can be stored in the L3 cache for quick access later
  • 2x more maximum memory size: 768 GB vs 384 GB
  • Around 55% better performance in Geekbench 4 - Single Core: 4419 vs 2856
  • 2.1x better performance in Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core: 36691 vs 17874
Specifications (specs)
Launch date July 2017 vs September 2013
Number of cores 18 vs 8
Number of threads 36 vs 16
Maximum frequency 3.70 GHz vs 3.30 GHz
Maximum core temperature 82°C vs 80°C
Manufacturing process technology 14 nm vs 22 nm
L1 cache 64 KB (per core) vs 64 KB (per core)
L2 cache 1024 KB (per core) vs 256 KB (per core)
L3 cache 25344 KB (shared) vs 20480 KB (shared)
Maximum memory size 768 GB vs 384 GB
Max number of CPUs in a configuration 4 vs 2
Benchmarks
Geekbench 4 - Single Core 4419 vs 2856
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core 36691 vs 17874

Reasons to consider the Intel Xeon E5-2450 v2

  • 2.1x lower typical power consumption: 95 Watt vs 200 Watt
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 95 Watt vs 200 Watt

Compare benchmarks

CPU 1: Intel Xeon Gold 6154
CPU 2: Intel Xeon E5-2450 v2

Geekbench 4 - Single Core
CPU 1
CPU 2
4419
2856
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core
CPU 1
CPU 2
36691
17874
Name Intel Xeon Gold 6154 Intel Xeon E5-2450 v2
PassMark - Single thread mark 2247
PassMark - CPU mark 27568
Geekbench 4 - Single Core 4419 2856
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core 36691 17874

Compare specifications (specs)

Intel Xeon Gold 6154 Intel Xeon E5-2450 v2

Essentials

Architecture codename Skylake Ivy Bridge EN
Launch date July 2017 September 2013
Place in performance rating 7 93
Price now $3,809
Processor Number 6154 E5-2450V2
Series Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors Intel® Xeon® Processor E5 v2 Family
Status Launched Launched
Value for money (0-100) 2.14
Vertical segment Server Server

Performance

64 bit support
Base frequency 3.00 GHz 2.50 GHz
L1 cache 64 KB (per core) 64 KB (per core)
L2 cache 1024 KB (per core) 256 KB (per core)
L3 cache 25344 KB (shared) 20480 KB (shared)
Manufacturing process technology 14 nm 22 nm
Maximum core temperature 82°C 80°C
Maximum frequency 3.70 GHz 3.30 GHz
Number of cores 18 8
Number of threads 36 16
Number of Ultra Path Interconnect (UPI) Links 3
Transistor count 8000 million 1400 million
Bus Speed 8 GT/s QPI
Die size 160 mm
Number of QPI Links 1
VID voltage range 0.65-1.30V

Memory

Max memory channels 6 3
Maximum memory size 768 GB 384 GB
Supported memory frequency 2666 MHz
Supported memory types DDR4-2666 DDR3 800/1066/1333/1600
ECC memory support
Maximum memory bandwidth 38.4 GB/s

Compatibility

Low Halogen Options Available
Max number of CPUs in a configuration 4 2
Package Size 76.0mm x 56.5mm 45mm x 42.5mm
Sockets supported FCLGA3647 FCLGA1356
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 200 Watt 95 Watt

Peripherals

Max number of PCIe lanes 48 24
PCI Express revision 3.0 3.0
Scalability S4S 2S Only
PCIe configurations x4, x8, x16

Security & Reliability

Execute Disable Bit (EDB)
Intel® Run Sure Technology
Intel® Trusted Execution technology (TXT)
Mode-based Execute Control (MBE)
Intel® Identity Protection technology
Intel® OS Guard
Intel® Secure Key technology

Advanced Technologies

Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® technology
Instruction set extensions Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX, Intel® AVX2, Intel® AVX-512 Intel® AVX
Intel 64
Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX)
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
Idle States
Intel® Demand Based Switching
Intel® Flex Memory Access
Physical Address Extensions (PAE) 46-bit
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)