Help Me Choose: Intel® Xeon® Processor Scalable Family

The new Intel® Xeon® Processor Scalable Family is the most advanced compute core featuring a new core microarchitecture optimized to accelerate a wide range of compute workloads. It delivers improved TCO through the best per core performance per dollar.
The Intel® Xeon® Processor Scalable Family replaces the 2-Socket Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2600, 4-socket Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-4600 & 4-socket Intel® Xeon® Processor E7-4800/8800 Processor Families, and will have named medal designations with different levels of features according to the medal designation below. The Intel® 2nd Generation Xeon® Processor Scalable Family of processors is the latest offering that was released by Intel on April 2, 2019.
  • Platinum (8xxx) – Best performance, hardware-enhanced security, outstanding business agility
  • Gold (6xxx/5xxx) – Great performance, fast memory, more interconnect/accelerator engines, advanced reliability
  • Silver (4xxx) – Efficient performance at lower power
  • Bronze (3xxx) – Entry performance for basic compute needs
Medal & Model number feature differences

Intel® Xeon® Processor Scalable Family


81xx (Platinum)

61xx (Gold)

51xx (Gold)

41xx (Silver)

31xx (Bronze)

2S-2UPI, 2S-3UPI *,
4S-2UPI, 4S-3UPI,
and 8S-3UPI
2S-2UPI, 2S-3UPI *,
4S-2UPI, 4S-3UPI
2S-2UPI, 4S-2UPI2S-2UPI2S-2UPI
6-ch DDR4 @ 26666-ch DDR4 @ 26666-ch DDR4 @ 2400 *6-Ch DDR4@24006-ch DDR$@2133
3 UPI links @ 10.4GT/s3 UPI links @ 10.4GT/s2 UPI links @ 10.4GT/s2 UPI links @9.6GT/s2 UPI links @9.6GT/s
Intel® AVX-512 (2 x 512-bit FMAs)Intel® AVX-512 (2 x 512-bit FMAs)Intel® AVX-512 (1 x 512-bit FMAs)Intel® AVX-512 (1 x 512-bit FMAs)Intel® AVX-512 (1 x 512-bit FMAs)
48 lanes PCIe Gen348 lanes PCIe Gen348 lanes PCIe Gen348 lanes PCIe Gen348 lanes PCIe Gen3
Intel® Turbo BoostIntel® Turbo BoostIntel® Turbo BoostIntel® Turbo Boost

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Intel® Hyper-ThreadingIntel® Hyper-ThreadingIntel® Hyper-ThreadingIntel® Hyper-Threading

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Advanced RAS featuresAdvanced RAS featuresAdvanced RAS features

Standard RAS

Standard RAS

Node Controller SupportNode Controller Support

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Intel® 2ND Generation Xeon® Processor Scalable Family

82xx (Platinum)

62xx (Gold) 52xx (Gold) 42xx (Silver) 32xx (Bronze)
2S-2UPI, 2S-3UPI,
4S-2UPI, 4S-3UPI,
and 8S-3UPI
2S-2UPI, 2S-3UPI,
4S-2UPI, 4S-3UPI
2S-2UPI, 4S-2UPI 2S-2UPI 2S-2UPI
6-ch DDR4 @ 2933 1DPC 6-ch DDR4 @ 2933 1DPC 6-ch DDR4 @ 2666; except for 5222 processor @ 2933 1DPC 6-Ch DDR4@2400 6-ch DDR$@2133
Support for Intel® Optane™ DC Persistent Memory Module Support for Intel® Optane™ DC Persistent Memory Module Support for Intel® Optane™ DC Persistent Memory Module Support for Intel® Optane™ DC Persistent Memory Module only on 4215 processor -
3 UPI links @ 10.4GT/s 3 UPI links @ 10.4GT/s 2 UPI links @ 10.4GT/s 2 UPI links @9.6GT/s 2 UPI links @9.6GT/s
Intel® AVX-512 (2 x 512-bit FMAs) Intel® AVX-512 (2 x 512-bit FMAs) Intel® AVX-512 (1 x 512-bit FMAs) Intel® AVX-512 (1 x 512-bit FMAs) Intel® AVX-512 (1 x 512-bit FMAs)
48 lanes PCIe Gen3 48 lanes PCIe Gen3 48 lanes PCIe Gen3 48 lanes PCIe Gen3 48 lanes PCIe Gen3
Intel® Turbo Boost Intel® Turbo Boost Intel® Turbo Boost Intel® Turbo Boost -
Intel® Hyper-Threading Intel® Hyper-Threading Intel® Hyper-Threading Intel® Hyper-Threading -
Intel® DL Boost Intel® DL Boost Intel® DL Boost Intel® DL Boost Intel® DL Boost
Advanced RAS features Advanced RAS features Advanced RAS features Standard RAS Standard RAS
Node Controller Support Node Controller Support - - -

Please refer to www.intel.com for specific Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processor Family data sheets