Intel Xeon Silver 4208 vs Intel Xeon E5-4657L v2

Comparative analysis of Intel Xeon Silver 4208 and Intel Xeon E5-4657L 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.



Reasons to consider the Intel Xeon Silver 4208

  • Around 10% higher clock speed: 3.20 GHz vs 2.90 GHz
  • A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor: 14 nm vs 22 nm
  • Around 33% higher maximum memory size: 1 TB vs 768 GB
  • Around 35% lower typical power consumption: 85 Watt vs 115 Watt
Maximum frequency 3.20 GHz vs 2.90 GHz
Manufacturing process technology 14 nm vs 22 nm
Maximum memory size 1 TB vs 768 GB
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 85 Watt vs 115 Watt

Reasons to consider the Intel Xeon E5-4657L v2

  • 4 more cores, run more applications at once: 12 vs 8
  • 8 more threads: 24 vs 16
Number of cores 12 vs 8
Number of threads 24 vs 16

Compare benchmarks

CPU 1: Intel Xeon Silver 4208
CPU 2: Intel Xeon E5-4657L v2

Name Intel Xeon Silver 4208 Intel Xeon E5-4657L v2
PassMark - Single thread mark 0 0
PassMark - CPU mark 0 0

Compare specifications (specs)

Intel Xeon Silver 4208 Intel Xeon E5-4657L v2


Architecture codename Cascade Lake Ivy Bridge EP
Family Xeon Silver
Launch date 2 April 2019 Q1'14
Launch price (MSRP) $417
Place in performance rating 2140 2216
Processor Number 4208 E5-4657LV2
Series 4200 Intel® Xeon® Processor E5 v2 Family
Vertical segment Server Server
Status Launched


64 bit support
Base frequency 2.10 GHz 2.40 GHz
L1 cache 512 KB
L2 cache 8 MB
L3 cache 11 MB
Manufacturing process technology 14 nm 22 nm
Maximum case temperature (TCase) 78 °C
Maximum frequency 3.20 GHz 2.90 GHz
Number of cores 8 12
Number of threads 16 24
Number of Ultra Path Interconnect (UPI) Links 2
Bus Speed 8 GT/s QPI
Maximum core temperature 81°C
Number of QPI Links 2
VID voltage range 0.65-1.30V


ECC memory support
Max memory channels 6 4
Maximum memory bandwidth 107.3 GB/s 59.7 GB/s
Maximum memory size 1 TB 768 GB
Supported memory frequency 2400 MHz
Supported memory types DDR4-2400 DDR3 800/1066/1333/1600/1866


Sockets supported FCLGA3647 FCLGA2011
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 85 Watt 115 Watt
Low Halogen Options Available
Max number of CPUs in a configuration 4
Package Size 52.5 mm x 51 mm


Max number of PCIe lanes 48 40
PCI Express revision 3.0 3.0
Scalability 2S 4S Only
PCIe configurations x4, x8, x16

Security & Reliability

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

Advanced Technologies

Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® technology
Intel 64
Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX)
Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions 2 (AVX2)
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
Speed Shift technology
Turbo Boost Max 3.0
Idle States
Instruction set extensions Intel® AVX
Intel® Demand Based Switching
Physical Address Extensions (PAE) 46-bit
Thermal Monitoring


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