Intel Xeon W-2145 vs Intel Core i7-2700K

Comparison of technical characteristics between computer processors, with the Intel Core i7-2700K on one hand, and the Intel Xeon W-2145 on the other hand. The first has a total of 4 cores, 8 threads, a maximum frequency of 3.9 GHz, a thermal design power of 95 W. The second has 8 cores, 16 threads, its turbo frequency reaches 4.5 GHz, its TDP is set to 140 W. The following table also allows us to compare the lithography, the number of transistors (if indicated), the amount of cache memory, the maximum RAM memory capacity, the type of memory accepted, the launch date, the maximum number of PCIe lines , the values obtained in Geekbench 4 and Cinebench R15, as well as the price.


Processor Intel Xeon W-2145 Intel Core i7-2700K
Family Skylake Sandy Bridge
Part number(s), S-Spec CD8067303533601,
Release date Q3 2017 Q4 2011
Lithography 14 nm+ 32 nm
Transistors 1,160,000,000
Cores 8 4
Threads 16 8
Base frequency 3.7 GHz 3.5 GHz
Turbo frequency 4.5 GHz 3.9 GHz
Cache 11 MB 8 MB
Max memory size 512 GB 32 GB
Memory types DDR4 1600/1866/2133/2400/2666 DDR3 1066/1333
Max PCIe lanes 48 16
TDP 140 W 95 W
Socket LGA 2066 LGA 1155
Cinebench R15 single-thread 177 162
Cinebench R15 multi-thread 1,680 808
PassMark single thread 2,525 2,005
PassMark CPU Mark 19,720 8,690
Geekbench 4 single-core 5,164 3,957
Geekbench 4 multi-core 27,503 13,184
Rating 4.5 / 5
Number of reviews 298
Price $1,795 $134
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We can better compare what are the technical differences between the two processors. The processor Intel Xeon W-2145 has more cores, that the maximum frequency of the Intel Xeon W-2145 is superior, that the heat dissipation power of the Intel Core i7-2700K is smaller. The Intel Xeon W-2145 has been launched after.

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Performance comparison between the two processors, for this we consider the following benchmarking softwares: Geekbench 4, PassMark and Cinebench R15.

Geekbench 4:

Processeur Geekbench 4 – Score multi-core & single-core – Windows 64-bit
Intel Xeon W-2145  5 164
 27 503
Intel Core i7-2700K  3 957
 13 184

Geekbench 4 is a complete benchmark platform with several types of tests, including data compression, image encryption, AES encryption, SQL encoding, HTML rendering, PDF rendering, Matrix calculation, Fast Fourier Transformation, 3D object simulation, photo editing, memory testing. This allows us to better visualize the respective power of these two chips. For each result, we took an average of 250 values on the famous benchmark software.

On the single-core side, the difference is 31%. In multi-core, the differential gap is 109%.


Processeur PassMark – CPU Mark & single thread
Intel Xeon W-2145  2,525
Intel Core i7-2700K  2,005

PassMark is a benchmarking software that performs several tests including prime numbers, integers, floating point, compression, physics, extended instructions, encryption, sorting. Higher is the score, bigger is the power of the computer.

On PassMark, there is a difference of 26% in single-core. On the multi-core side, the gap is 127%.

Cinebench R15:

Processeur Cinebench R15 – Score
Intel Xeon W-2145  177
Intel Core i7-2700K  162

Cinebench R15 allows to evaluate the performance of a CPU by rendering a photorealistic 3D scene. The scene has 2,000 objects, 300,000 polygons, antialiasing, uses sharp and fuzzy reflections, bright areas, procedural shaders, shadows, etc. Faster is the rendering of the scene created, more powerful is the PC, with a high number of points.

On this software, there is a difference of 9% in single-core. On the multi-core side, the gap reaches 108%.