AMD EPYC 7702 vs Intel Xeon Gold 6242R
Comparing EPYC 7702 and Xeon Gold 6242R processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and price.
EPYC 7702 and Xeon Gold 6242R 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.
Information on EPYC 7702 and Xeon Gold 6242R 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.
Technologies and extensions
Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by EPYC 7702 and Xeon Gold 6242R. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
EPYC 7702 and Xeon Gold 6242R technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by EPYC 7702 and Xeon Gold 6242R are enumerated here.
Types, maximum amount and channel quantity of RAM supported by EPYC 7702 and Xeon Gold 6242R. Depending on the motherboards, higher memory frequencies may be supported.
Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by EPYC 7702 and Xeon Gold 6242R.
Various benchmark results of the processors in comparison. Overall score is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.
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.
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.
Let's see how good EPYC 7702 and Xeon Gold 6242R are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately. Also, your gaming PC must have a decent enough GPU to perform well.
EPYC 7702 satisfies the 100% minimum and 100% recommended requirements of all games known to us.
Xeon Gold 6242R satisfies the 100% minimum and 100% recommended requirements of all games known to us.
Advantages of AMD EPYC 7702
99.4% faster (about 2 times) in synthetic tests
Higher boost clock speed (3350 vs 3100 MHz)
Finer manufacturing process technology (7 vs 14 nm)
Lower power consumption (200W vs 205W), meaning that the rival with higher TDP might require a better cooler or other thermal solution.
Virtualization (Hardware acceleration of virtual machines)
Advantages of Intel Xeon Gold 6242R
Somewhat newer (24 February 2020 vs 7 August 2019)
Cheaper ($2609 vs $7043)
TXT (Trusted Execution Technology - protects the system against viruses and rootkits residing in BIOS or in a boot sector)
vPro (a marketing umbrella term for several Intel technologies: AMT, TXT, EDB, VT, Anti-Theft and some others)
So, which one is the better CPU?
Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends AMD EPYC 7702.
Should you still have questions on choice between EPYC 7702 and Xeon Gold 6242R, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.
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