Intel Xeon E-2224 Review

High-end server processor released in 2019 with 4 cores and 4 threads. With base clock at 4.6GHz, max speed at 4.6GHz, and a 71W power rating. Xeon E-2224 is based on the Coffee Lake 14nm family and part of the Xeon E series.
Price 51.5%
Speed 83%
Productivity 64%
Gaming 90%
Category Server
Target high-end
Socket Compatibility FCLGA1151
Integrated Graphics
Cooler Included
Overclock Potential 0 %
Year 2019 Model
Price 193 USD
Number of Cores 4 Cores
Number of Threads 4 Threads
Core Frequency 4.6 GHz
Boost Frequency 4.6 GHz
Max Stable Overclock 4.6 GHz
Power Consumption 71 W
Manufacturing Process 14 nm
L3 Cache 8 MB
Maximum Supported Memory 128 GB
Price-Value Score 51.5 %
Speed Score 83 %
Productivity Score 64 %
Gaming Score 90 %
Max 1080p Bottleneck 26.7 %
Max 1440p Bottleneck 13.3 %
Max 4K Bottleneck 6.7 %
Overall Score 51/100

The Xeon E-2224 is one of Intel's high-end Server processors. It was released in 2019 with 4 cores and 4 threads. With base clock at 4.6GHz, max speed at 4.6GHz, and a 71W power rating. The Xeon E-2224 is based on the Coffee Lake 14nm family and is part of the Xeon E series.

In our mind, the best processors are the ones that deliver outstanding performance at a reasonable price point. And, the Xeon E-2224 absolutely nails this concept.

We covered the deep dive details of the Coffee Lake chip design in our Intel Xeon E-2226G and Xeon E-2186G review, so head there for more information on the Xeon E-2224's architecture, which is identical to the Xeon E-2186G.

The Intel Xeon E-2224 is essentially the best processor for most people. It won't overpower the Xeon E-2226G, especially in multi-threaded workloads, but it's so much more affordable and needs less robust cooling. Most people will find a lot to love with the Xeon E-2224, and we're sure the inevitable processor deals will only help.

Our look today at the Intel Xeon E-2224 showed that it is a very capable processor. A 4-core processor sounds like it would be really under-powered these days, but we were pleasantly surprised with a snappy and very capable system. Having just 4 cores had this processor coming in at the back of the pack for heavily threaded workloads, but it performed better than some of its more expensive siblings in lightly threaded workloads where it shined thanks to its high base clocks.

With Xeon E, Intel continues to innovate on its new architecture and 14nm process. Like Xeon E, Intel has engineered Xeon E to operate on a FCLGA1151 chipset with all the modern amenities of computing. This includes support for DDR4 RAM, the fastest NVMe SSDs and Thunderbolt 3 ports.

Now the biggest question is can Intel’s Xeon E processor play games? The answer is simply yes as it got a respectable gaming score of 90% in our benchmarks.

Which GPU to Pick for Intel Xeon E-2224

Below is a comparison of all graphics cards average FPS performance (using an average of 80+ games at ultra quality settings), combined with the Intel Xeon E-2224.

GPU Price Cost/Frame Avg 1080p Avg 1440p Avg 4K
NVIDIA TITAN RTX 24GB $2,499 $18.1 138.3 FPS
124.7 FPS
80.5 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11GB $1,299 $9.7 134.6 FPS
121.4 FPS
78.4 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8GB $699 $5.7 122.2 FPS
109 FPS
70.1 FPS
NVIDIA TITAN V 12GB $2,999 $25.6 117.1 FPS
105.6 FPS
69.6 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 8GB $699 $6.1 115.5 FPS
102 FPS
65 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB $759 $7 108.2 FPS
97.3 FPS
62.5 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8GB $499 $4.6 107.6 FPS
93.9 FPS
60.2 FPS
NVIDIA TITAN Xp 12GB $1,199 $11.3 106.1 FPS
93.9 FPS
61.7 FPS
AMD Radeon VII 16GB $699 $6.6 106.1 FPS
93.3 FPS
58.9 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB $399 $3.9 103.4 FPS
90.7 FPS
57.2 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 8GB $499 $4.9 102 FPS
87.8 FPS
57 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER 8GB $400 $4.1 96.5 FPS
81.7 FPS
52.1 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 5700 8GB $349 $3.7 94.7 FPS
83.2 FPS
52.5 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB $499 $5.4 92 FPS
79.6 FPS
50.3 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 6GB $350 $3.9 90.8 FPS
75.1 FPS
47.1 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT 6GB $279 $3.1 89.3 FPS
77.8 FPS
48.9 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 295X2 4GB $1,499 $17.4 86.2 FPS
73.5 FPS
49.4 FPS
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB $499 $5.8 85.9 FPS
75.5 FPS
47.5 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti 8GB $409 $4.8 85.2 FPS
73.7 FPS
46.4 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN X 12GB $999 $12.1 82.8 FPS
70.8 FPS
44.7 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB $279 $3.4 81 FPS
70.1 FPS
44.2 FPS
AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB $399 $5 80.5 FPS
70.6 FPS
44.5 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 8GB $399 $5.1 78.4 FPS
67.2 FPS
42.1 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER 6GB $229 $3 76.4 FPS
66.2 FPS
41.8 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB $649 $9 72.1 FPS
62 FPS
39.1 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 6GB $220 $3.1 71.9 FPS
62.2 FPS
39.2 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 590 8GB $279 $4.1 68.3 FPS
57.3 FPS
35.4 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 FURY X 4GB $649 $9.9 65.5 FPS
59 FPS
38.1 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER 4GB $160 $2.6 62.6 FPS
54 FPS
34 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB 8GB $199 $3.2 62.1 FPS
52.1 FPS
32 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 4GB $549 $8.9 61.8 FPS
52.6 FPS
33.4 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 580 8GB $229 $3.8 60.5 FPS
50.8 FPS
31.1 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 Nano 4GB $649 $10.9 59.5 FPS
52.7 FPS
33.9 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN BLACK 6GB $999 $17.3 57.7 FPS
48.7 FPS
32.2 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 FURY 4GB $549 $9.8 56.3 FPS
49.6 FPS
31.5 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB $254 $4.5 56.1 FPS
47.5 FPS
30 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT 4GB 4GB $169 $3 55.6 FPS
46.8 FPS
28.7 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 390X 8GB $429 $7.9 54.2 FPS
47.6 FPS
30.4 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB 3GB $170 $3.2 53.3 FPS
45.2 FPS
28.5 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 4GB $329 $6.3 52.4 FPS
43.9 FPS
28.8 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 480 8GB $400 $7.9 50.9 FPS
44.3 FPS
28.6 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 390 8GB $329 $6.5 50.6 FPS
43.4 FPS
26.1 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 570 4GB $169 $3.4 49.9 FPS
42.9 FPS
26.4 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 4GB $149 $3.1 47.7 FPS
40.9 FPS
25.7 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 470 4GB $179 $4 44.6 FPS
38.4 FPS
24.2 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 380X 4GB $229 $6.1 37.5 FPS
32 FPS
20.5 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 285 2GB $249 $7.4 33.6 FPS
28.8 FPS
17.4 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 380 2GB $199 $6 33.4 FPS
28.5 FPS
17.4 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB $169 $5.1 32.9 FPS
28.2 FPS
17.7 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 280 3GB $279 $8.6 32.6 FPS
28.1 FPS
16.7 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 2GB $199 $6.2 32.2 FPS
27.4 FPS
17 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 3GB $169 $6 28 FPS
23.8 FPS
14.7 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 560 4GB $99 $3.8 25.9 FPS
21.8 FPS
13.5 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950 2GB $159 $6.3 25.4 FPS
21.3 FPS
13.7 FPS
AMD Radeon R7 370 2GB $149 $6 24.9 FPS
20 FPS
13 FPS
AMD Radeon R7 265 2GB $149 $6 24.8 FPS
19.4 FPS
12.5 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 460 4GB $140 $6.1 22.9 FPS
19.3 FPS
12 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB $149 $6.7 22.1 FPS
16.6 FPS
10.8 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 550 2GB $79 $4.4 18.1 FPS
15.3 FPS
9.4 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 2GB $79 $4.6 17.3 FPS
14.5 FPS
8.7 FPS
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