The Xeon Entry Quad-Core CPU Review: Xeon E-2174G, E-2134, and E-2104G Testedby Ian Cutress on March 11, 2019 10:30 AM EST
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- Enterprise CPUs
- Coffee Lake
- Xeon E
Test Bed and Setup
As per our processor testing policy, we take a premium category motherboard suitable for the socket, and equip the system with a suitable amount of memory running at the manufacturer's maximum supported frequency. This is also typically run at JEDEC subtimings where possible. It is noted that some users are not keen on this policy, stating that sometimes the maximum supported frequency is quite low, or faster memory is available at a similar price, or that the JEDEC speeds can be prohibitive for performance. While these comments make sense, ultimately very few users apply memory profiles (either XMP or other) as they require interaction with the BIOS, and most users will fall back on JEDEC supported speeds - this includes home users as well as industry who might want to shave off a cent or two from the cost or stay within the margins set by the manufacturer. Where possible, we will extend out testing to include faster memory modules either at the same time as the review or a later date.
|v1||TRUE Copper||Corsair Ballistix
|P1.70||TRUE Copper||Crucial Ballistix
|P1.70||TRUE Copper||Crucial Ballistix
|AMD||Ryzen 7 2700X
Ryzen 5 2600X
|P4.80||Wraith Max*||G.Skill SniperX
|GPU||Sapphire RX 460 2GB (CPU Tests)
MSI GTX 1080 Gaming 8G (Gaming Tests)
|SSD||Crucial MX200 1TB|
|OS||Windows 10 x64 RS3 1709
Spectre and Meltdown Patched
|*VRM Supplimented with SST-FHP141-VF 173 CFM fans|
Many thanks to...
We must thank the following companies for kindly providing hardware for our multiple test beds. Some of this hardware is not in this test bed specifically, but is used in other testing.
|Sapphire RX 460 Nitro||MSI GTX 1080 Gaming X OC||Crucial MX200 +
|Corsair AX860i +
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dgingeri - Monday, March 11, 2019 - linkIt would be interesting to get comparative data on the 2124G and the 2126G to see if 4/8 or 6/6 would perform better.
dgingeri - Monday, March 11, 2019 - linker, sorry, meant the 2144G, not the 2124G.
Stuka87 - Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - linkIn my experience, real cores perform better than hyper-threaded cores. So I would be on the 6/6.
yankeeDDL - Monday, March 11, 2019 - linkIs it me of the $328 xeon often loses (and sometimes by a sizable margin) to the $199 Ryzen 2600?
RSAUser - Monday, March 11, 2019 - linkDefinitely, but here the power envelope is important for the test, which Anandtech doesn't seem to give. It's quite worrisome how most of those Xeons are operating outside of their power envelope, that E-2174G that you are referring to is pulling 85W for a rated 71W, so Intel gives a P2 power limit. Why bother with the normal TDP then? The 2600 seems to be owning price/performance and TDP/performance. Question there is EEC memory support, and the guarantee/testing including with Xeons. That's why I mentioned including TR in the benchmarks, or at least the 2700X.
This is going to be interesting when AMD releases their 7nm products.
SaturnusDK - Monday, March 11, 2019 - linkAll AMD CPUs based on Zen or Zen+ supports EEC RAM. It's up to the MB manufacturer if they have included the support on their MBs. For any workstation build where you don't need the memory bandwidth or superior number of PCIe lanes the TR series offer, you'd use the Ryzen Pro series, not the consumer desktop series.
mode_13h - Monday, March 11, 2019 - linkI seem to recall reading that at least some of the Zen-based APUs are lacking ECC-support. I'd love to be proven wrong...
notashill - Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - linkAMD has directly confirmed that all Raven Ridge APUs support ECC.
Yorgos - Sunday, March 17, 2019 - linkYou seem to know nothing.
ondma - Monday, March 11, 2019 - linkThe 2600 goes over its TDP as well. It actually goes over its TDP by 20%, pretty much the same percentage as the hex core Intel cpus. And as usual, Anand is using an antiquated dgpu for the gaming tests.