AMD EPYC 7742 vs Intel Xeon Gold 6242R
Comparing EPYC 7742 and Xeon Gold 6242R processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
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
Number of threads
4 × 8 GT/s
96K (per core)
512K (per core)
256 MB (shared)
Manufacturing process technology
7 nm, 14 nm
Maximum core temperature
64 bit support
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
Power consumption (TDP)
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
Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX, Intel® AVX2, Intel® AVX-512
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
Turbo Boost Max 3.0
EPYC 7742 and Xeon Gold 6242R technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by EPYC 7742 and Xeon Gold 6242R are enumerated here.
Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by EPYC 7742 and Xeon Gold 6242R.
Supported memory types
Maximum memory size
Max memory channels
Maximum memory bandwidth
ECC memory support
Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by EPYC 7742 and Xeon Gold 6242R.
Max number of PCIe lanes
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
EPYC 7742 67185 +92%
Xeon Gold 6242R 34987
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)
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)
So, EPYC 7742 or Xeon Gold 6242R?
Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends AMD EPYC 7742.
Should you still have questions on choice between EPYC 7742 and Xeon Gold 6242R, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.