Intel Xeon Silver 4208 vs Intel Xeon Gold 5117

Comparative analysis of Intel Xeon Silver 4208 and Intel Xeon Gold 5117 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.

 

Differences

Reasons to consider the Intel Xeon Silver 4208

  • CPU is newer: launch date 1 year(s) 8 month(s) later
  • Around 14% higher clock speed: 3.20 GHz vs 2.80 GHz
  • Around 33% higher maximum memory size: 1 TB vs 768 GB
  • Around 24% lower typical power consumption: 85 Watt vs 105 Watt
Launch date 2 April 2019 vs 11 July 2017
Maximum frequency 3.20 GHz vs 2.80 GHz
Maximum memory size 1 TB vs 768 GB
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 85 Watt vs 105 Watt

Reasons to consider the Intel Xeon Gold 5117

  • 6 more cores, run more applications at once: 14 vs 8
  • 12 more threads: 28 vs 16
  • Around 75% more L1 cache; more data can be stored in the L1 cache for quick access later
  • Around 75% more L2 cache; more data can be stored in the L2 cache for quick access later
  • Around 75% more L3 cache; more data can be stored in the L3 cache for quick access later
Number of cores 14 vs 8
Number of threads 28 vs 16
L1 cache 896 KB vs 512 KB
L2 cache 14 MB vs 8 MB
L3 cache 19.25 MB vs 11 MB

Compare benchmarks

CPU 1: Intel Xeon Silver 4208
CPU 2: Intel Xeon Gold 5117

Name Intel Xeon Silver 4208 Intel Xeon Gold 5117
PassMark - Single thread mark 0 0
PassMark - CPU mark 0 0

Compare specifications (specs)

Intel Xeon Silver 4208 Intel Xeon Gold 5117

Essentials

Architecture codename Cascade Lake Skylake
Family Xeon Silver Xeon Gold
Launch date 2 April 2019 11 July 2017
Launch price (MSRP) $417
Place in performance rating 2140 2150
Processor Number 4208 5117
Series 4200 5100
Vertical segment Server Server

Performance

64 bit support
Base frequency 2.10 GHz 2.00 GHz
L1 cache 512 KB 896 KB
L2 cache 8 MB 14 MB
L3 cache 11 MB 19.25 MB
Manufacturing process technology 14 nm 14 nm
Maximum case temperature (TCase) 78 °C
Maximum frequency 3.20 GHz 2.80 GHz
Number of cores 8 14
Number of threads 16 28
Number of Ultra Path Interconnect (UPI) Links 2 2
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Memory

ECC memory support
Max memory channels 6 6
Maximum memory bandwidth 107.3 GB/s 107.3 GiB/s
Maximum memory size 1 TB 768 GB
Supported memory frequency 2400 MHz 2400 MHz
Supported memory types DDR4-2400 DDR4-2400

Compatibility

Sockets supported FCLGA3647 FCLGA3647
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 85 Watt 105 Watt
Low Halogen Options Available

Peripherals

Max number of PCIe lanes 48 48
PCI Express revision 3.0 3.0
Scalability 2S 4S

Security & Reliability

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

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
Instruction set extensions Intel SSE4, Intel AVX, Intel AVX2, Intel AVX-512

Virtualization

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