Intel Xeon Gold 5220R Benchmarks and Review

One of the most interesting refresh SKUs, by a large margin, is the Intel Xeon Gold 5220R. This 24-core Xeon Scalable CPU features an enormous core count jump at a relatively modest price. Putting some context around this $1555 CPU, in 2019 the least expensive Intel Xeon Gold CPU you could purchase was the Intel Xeon Gold 6252 at $3665 and that had lower clock speeds. This is one SKU-level poised for an enormous gain due to the big 2nd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable Refresh. In this review, we are going to explore just how big of a change this is.

Key stats for the Intel Xeon Gold 5220R: 24 cores / 48 threads with a 2.2GHz base clock and 4.0GHz turbo boost. There is 35.75MB of onboard cache. The CPU features a 150W TDP. These are $1555 list price parts. Here is the ARK page with the feature set.

Here is the lscpu output for the Intel Xeon Gold 5220R:

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