AMD EPYC 7351 vs Intel Xeon Gold 6246

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AMD EPYC 7351
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Games supported 100%

General info

Comparing EPYC 7351 and Xeon Gold 6246 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and price.

Place in performance rating231214
Value for money38.300.45
Market segmentServerServer
SeriesAMD EPYCIntel Xeon Gold
Architecture codenameNaples (2017−2018)Cascade Lake (2019−2020)
Release date20 June 2017 (5 years ago)2 April 2019 (3 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$1,100$3,286
Current price$286 (0.3x MSRP)$7346 (2.2x MSRP)
Value for money

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Technical specs

EPYC 7351 and Xeon Gold 6246 basic parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of CPU speed, though for more precise assessment you have to consider their test results.

Physical cores16 (Hexadeca-Core)12 (Dodeca-Core)
Threads3224
Base clock speed2.4 GHz3.3 GHz
Boost clock speed2.9 GHz4.2 GHz
Bus supportno data4 × 8 GT/s
L1 cache96K (per core)768 KB
L2 cache512K (per core)12 MB
L3 cache64 MB (shared)24.75 MB
Chip lithography14 nm14 nm
Die size192 mm2no data
Maximum core temperatureno data76 °C
Number of transistors4,800 millionno data
64 bit support++
Windows 11 compatibility-+
Unlocked multiplier+-

Compatibility

Information on EPYC 7351 and Xeon Gold 6246 compatibility with other computer components: motherboard (look for socket type), power supply unit (look for power consumption) etc. Useful when planning a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. Note that power consumption of some processors can well exceed their nominal TDP, even without overclocking. Some can even double their declared thermals given that the motherboard allows to tune the CPU power parameters.

Number of CPUs in a configuration2 (Multiprocessor)4 (Multiprocessor)
SocketTR4FCLGA3647
Thermal design power (TDP)170 Watt165 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by EPYC 7351 and Xeon Gold 6246. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Instruction set extensionsno dataIntel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX, Intel® AVX2, Intel® AVX-512
AES-NI++
AVX++
vProno data+
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)no data+
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)no data+
Speed Shiftno data+
Turbo Boost Technologyno data2.0
Hyper-Threading Technologyno data+
TSXno data+
TSXno data+
Turbo Boost Max 3.0no data-

Security technologies

EPYC 7351 and Xeon Gold 6246 technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

TXTno data+
EDBno data+

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by EPYC 7351 and Xeon Gold 6246 are enumerated here.

AMD-V+no data
VT-dno data+
VT-xno data+
EPTno data+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel quantity of RAM supported by EPYC 7351 and Xeon Gold 6246. Depending on the motherboards, higher memory frequencies may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR4 Eight-channelDDR4-2933
Maximum memory size2 TiB1 TB
Max memory channels86
Maximum memory bandwidth170.671 GB/s140.8 GB/s
ECC memory support++

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by EPYC 7351 and Xeon Gold 6246.

PCIe version3.03.0
PCI Express lanes12848

Benchmark performance

Various benchmark results of the processors in comparison. Overall score is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.


Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

EPYC 7351 23.38
Xeon Gold 6246 24.25
+3.7%
  • Passmark

Passmark CPU Mark is a widespread benchmark, consisting of 8 different types of workload, including integer and floating point math, extended instructions, compression, encryption and physics calculation. There is also one separate single-threaded scenario measuring single-core performance.

Benchmark coverage: 68%

EPYC 7351 23566
Xeon Gold 6246 24446
+3.7%

Gaming performance

Advantages and disadvantages


Performance rating 23.38 24.25
Novelty 20 June 2017 2 April 2019
Cost $1100 $3286
Boost clock speed 2900 3300
Base clock speed 2400 0
Thermal design power (TDP) 170 Watt 165 Watt

Technical City couldn't decide between

AMD EPYC 7351
AMD EPYC 7351

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Intel Xeon Gold 6246
Intel Xeon Gold 6246

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