AMD EPYC 7742 vs Intel Xeon Gold 6248R

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AMD EPYC 7742
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Processor Processor AMD EPYC 7742 vs Intel Xeon Gold 6248R
AMD EPYC 7742 AMD EPYC 7742
Intel Xeon Gold 6248R Intel Xeon Gold 6248R

General info

Comparing EPYC 7742 and Xeon Gold 6248R processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and price.

Place in performance rating840
Value for money (0-100)0.800.79
Market segmentServerServer
SeriesAMD EPYCIntel Xeon Gold
Architecture codenameZen 2Cascade Lake
Release date7 August 2019 (2 years ago)24 February 2020 (1 year ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$6,950$2,700
Price now$5825 (0.8x MSRP)$3274 (1.2x MSRP)
Value for money (0-100)

To get the index we compare the characteristics of the processors and their cost, taking into account the cost of other processors.

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Technical specs

EPYC 7742 and Xeon Gold 6248R 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 cores64 (Tetrahexaconta-Core)24 (Tetracosa-Core)
Threads12848
Base clock speed2.25 GHzno data
Boost clock speed3.4 GHz3 GHz
Bus supportno data4 × 8 GT/s
L1 cache96K (per core)1.5 MB
L2 cache512K (per core)24 MB
L3 cache256 MB (shared)35.75 MB
Chip lithography7 nm, 14 nm14 nm
Die size192 mm2no data
Number of transistors4,800 millionno data
64 bit support++
Unlocked multiplier+-

Compatibility

Information on EPYC 7742 and Xeon Gold 6248R 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)no data
SocketTR4Socket P
Thermal design power (TDP)225 Watt205 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by EPYC 7742 and Xeon Gold 6248R. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

AES-NI++
AVX++
vProno data+

Security technologies

EPYC 7742 and Xeon Gold 6248R technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

TXTno data+

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by EPYC 7742 and Xeon Gold 6248R are enumerated here.

AMD-V+-
VT-dno data+
VT-xno data+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel quantity of RAM supported by EPYC 7742 and Xeon Gold 6248R. Depending on the motherboards, higher memory frequencies may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR4 Eight-channelDDR4-2933
Maximum memory size4 TiB1 TiB
Max memory channels86
Maximum memory bandwidth204.763 GB/s140.8 GB/s
ECC memory support++

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 7742 79.51
+80.8%
Xeon Gold 6248R 43.98
  • 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.

EPYC 7742 69786
+80.8%
Xeon Gold 6248R 38604

Gaming performance

Let's see how good EPYC 7742 and Xeon Gold 6248R 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.

Advantages and disadvantages


Performance rating 79.51 43.98
Novelty 7 August 2019 24 February 2020
Cost $6950 $2700
Boost clock speed 3400 3000
Chip lithography 7 14
Thermal design power (TDP) 225 205

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends

AMD EPYC 7742
AMD EPYC 7742


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