Intel Xeon W-2104 Review

High-end server processor released in 2017 with 4 cores and 4 threads. With base clock at 3.2GHz, max speed at 3.2GHz, and a 120W power rating. Xeon W-2104 is based on the Skylake (server) 14nm family and part of the Xeon W series.
Price 39.6%
Speed 67%
Productivity 57%
Gaming 84%
Category Server
Target high-end
Socket Compatibility Socket R4
Integrated Graphics
Cooler Included
Overclock Potential 0 %
Year 2017 Model
Price 255 USD
Number of Cores 4 Cores
Number of Threads 4 Threads
Core Frequency 3.2 GHz
Boost Frequency 3.2 GHz
Max Stable Overclock 3.2 GHz
Power Consumption 120 W
Manufacturing Process 14 nm
L3 Cache 8.25 MB
Maximum Supported Memory 512 GB
Price-Value Score 39.6 %
Speed Score 67 %
Productivity Score 57 %
Gaming Score 84 %
Max 1080p Bottleneck 40 %
Max 1440p Bottleneck 20 %
Max 4K Bottleneck 10 %
Overall Score 37/100

The Xeon W-2104 is one of Intel's high-end Server processors. It was released in 2017 with 4 cores and 4 threads. With base clock at 3.2GHz, max speed at 3.2GHz, and a 120W power rating. The Xeon W-2104 is based on the Skylake (server) 14nm family and is part of the Xeon W series.

As the higher-priced version of the Xeon W-2102, the Xeon W-2104 has higher base and Boost frequencies of 3.2 and 3.2 GHz, respectively. That's an increase in base frequency and a bump to boost clocks, but the real advantage should lay in the higher Package Power Tracking (PPT) envelope, which is a measurement of the maximum amount of power delivered to the socket. The Xeon W-2102's PPT tops out at 120W, while the motherboard can pump up to 142W to the Xeon W-2104 at peak performance. That opens up much more aggressive boost behavior, on both single and multiple cores, that could widen the performance gap beyond what we see on the spec sheet.

If extended overclocking and boost frequencies are trivial matters to you, Intel also offers the Xeon W-2102 at $202. It’s still outfitted with 4-cores and 4-threads, but clocks in at a slower 2.9GHz and maxes out at only 2.9GHz.

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