AMD EPYC 7742 vs Intel Xeon Gold 6242R

General info

Comparing EPYC 7742 and Xeon Gold 6242R processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
0.41
 
0.54
Type
Server
 
Server
Series
AMD EPYC
 
Intel Xeon Gold
Architecture codename
Zen 2
 
Cascade Lake
Release date
7 August 2019
 
24 February 2020
Launch price (MSRP)
$6,950
 
$2,529
Price now
$6850
 
$2694

Technical specs

EPYC 7742 and Xeon Gold 6242R quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of EPYC 7742 and Xeon Gold 6242R performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
64
 
20
Number of threads
128
 
40
Base frequency
2.25 GHz
 
3.1 GHz
Maximum frequency
3.4 GHz
 
4.1 GHz
Bus support
no data
 
4 × 8 GT/s
L1 cache
96K (per core)
 
1.25 MB
L2 cache
512K (per core)
 
20 MB
L3 cache
256 MB (shared)
 
35.75 MB
Manufacturing process technology
7 nm, 14 nm
 
14 nm
Die size
192 mm2
 
no data
Maximum core temperature
no data
 
76 °C
Transistor count
4,800 million
 
no data
64 bit support
+
 
+
Unlocked
+
 
-

Compatibility

Information on EPYC 7742 and Xeon Gold 6242R compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
Max number of CPUs in a configuration
2 (Multiprocessor)
 
no data
Socket
TR4
 
FCLGA3647
Power consumption (TDP)
225 Watt
 
205 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by EPYC 7742 and Xeon Gold 6242R. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Instruction set extensions
no data
 
Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX, Intel® AVX2, Intel® AVX-512
AES-NI
+
 
+
AVX
+
 
+
vPro
no data
 
+
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
no data
 
+
Speed Shift
no data
 
+
Turbo Boost
no data
 
2.0
Hyper-Threading
no data
 
+
TSX
-
 
+
Turbo Boost Max 3.0
no data
 
-

Security technologies

EPYC 7742 and Xeon Gold 6242R technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
no data
 
+
EDB
no data
 
+

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by EPYC 7742 and Xeon Gold 6242R are enumerated here.
AMD-V
+
 
-
VT-d
no data
 
+
VT-x
no data
 
+
EPT
no data
 
+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by EPYC 7742 and Xeon Gold 6242R.
Supported memory types
DDR4 Eight-channel
 
DDR4-2933
Maximum memory size
4 TiB
 
1 TB
Max memory channels
8
 
6
Maximum memory bandwidth
204.763 GB/s
 
140.8 GB/s
ECC memory support
+
 
+

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by EPYC 7742 and Xeon Gold 6242R.
PCIe revision
no data
 
3.0
Max number of PCIe lanes
no data
 
48

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of EPYC 7742 and Xeon Gold 6242R. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

EPYC 7742 75.82 +92%
Xeon Gold 6242R 39.48

Passmark

EPYC 7742 67185 +92%
Xeon Gold 6242R 34987

Gaming performance

Let's see how good EPYC 7742 and Xeon Gold 6242R are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Advantages of AMD EPYC 7742

92% faster (about 2 times) in synthetic tests
Higher maximum frequency (3400 vs 3100 MHz)
Finer manufacturing process technology (7 vs 14 nm)
Virtualization (Hardware acceleration of virtual machines)
Unlocked

Advantages of Intel Xeon Gold 6242R

Somewhat newer (24 February 2020 vs 7 August 2019)
Cheaper ($2529 vs $6950)
Less power hungry (205 vs 225 watts)
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)
TransactionalSynchronizationExtensionVersion

So, EPYC 7742 or Xeon Gold 6242R?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends AMD EPYC 7742.
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