Supermicro X11SDV-4C-TLN2F Performance
We wanted to provide a few data points to show just how much faster the new 4 core / 8 thread Intel Xeon D-2123IT solution is versus the previous generation Xeon D-1518 4 core / 8 thread model. This is a decent way to look at the Supermicro X11SDV-4C-TLN2F versus the X10SDV generation of embedded platforms from the company. We also have the Atom C3000 series and 16 core models represented to show what the ranges are for the different series.
One benchmark we typically use for this is our Linux kernel compile benchmark. This touches a decent amount of the total system performance factors and is something many Linux admins and developers have the first-hand experience with.
As you can see, the higher power and thermal envelopes, higher clock speeds, additional memory bandwidth, and more robust cache structures allow the Xeon D-2123T on the Supermicro X11SDV-4C-TLN2F series parts to show off performance versus the previous generation.
Here is a good example of non-QAT accelerated OpenSSL Verify tests on the same set of CPUs:
We see generally the same pattern as we saw in our previous results with the new SoC performing about twice as fast as the previous generation.
These are just two performance data points, but they highlight the general trend we are seeing. The X11SDV core-for-core is significantly faster than the X10SDV generation parts.
While it is a more robust platform, more performance can mean more power consumption which we recorded during our testing.
Supermicro X11SDV-4C-TLN2F Power Consumption
In terms of power consumption, we wanted to give a view that shows the idle and maximum observed power consumption of the Supermicro X11SDV-4C-TLN2F compared to other embedded solutions at 4 core and 16 core levels.
Here the Supermicro X11SDV-4C-TLN2F is the set of bars represented by the Xeon D-2123IT. As you can see, the significantly better performance comes at a cost of more power consumption. The larger heatsink we saw is necessary for the new platform. We saw our 60% load figures around 81W.
At the end of the day, this is progress in the Intel Xeon D product family. You can see how Supermicro has tailored its solution to take advantage of the high power Xeon D-2123IT that simply has features that the previous generation lacks. The Supermicro X11SDV-4C-TLN2F is a great all-around motherboard but we feel that instead of replacing the Supermicro X10SDV-4C-TLN2F, it is instead a complementary part that trades additional power consumption for more functionality and performance.