Intel Xeon Gold 6258R vs AMD EPYC 7H12

Price now 3787$
Games supported 100%
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Xeon Gold 6258R
Intel Xeon Gold 6258R
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Price now 2946$
Games supported 100%

General info

Comparing EPYC 7H12 and Xeon Gold 6258R processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and price.

Place in performance ranking330
Value for money13.7019.23
Market segmentServerServer
SeriesAMD EPYCIntel Xeon Gold
Architecture codenameZen 2 (2019−2020)Cascade Lake (2019−2020)
Release date18 September 2019 (3 years old)24 February 2020 (3 years old)
Launch price (MSRP)no data$3,950
Current price$3787 $2946 (0.7x MSRP)
Value for money

Performance per price, higher is better.

Technical specs

EPYC 7H12 and Xeon Gold 6258R 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)28 (Octacosa-Core)
Base clock speed2.6 GHz2.7 GHz
Boost clock speed3.3 GHz4 GHz
Bus supportno data4 × 8 GT/s
L1 cache96K (per core)1.75 MB
L2 cache512K (per core)28 MB
L3 cache256 MB (shared)38.5 MB
Chip lithography7 nm, 14 nm14 nm
Die size192 mm2no data
Maximum core temperatureno data74 °C
Number of transistors4,800 millionno data
64 bit support++
Windows 11 compatibility++
Unlocked multiplier+-


Information on EPYC 7H12 and Xeon Gold 6258R 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
Power consumption (TDP)280 Watt205 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by EPYC 7H12 and Xeon Gold 6258R. 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
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 7H12 and Xeon Gold 6258R 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 7H12 and Xeon Gold 6258R 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 7H12 and Xeon Gold 6258R. Depending on the motherboards, higher memory frequencies may be supported.

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


Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by EPYC 7H12 and Xeon Gold 6258R.

PCIe versionno data3.0
PCI Express lanesno data48

Synthetic benchmark performance

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

Combined synthetic benchmark 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 7H12 79.98
Xeon Gold 6258R 50.76

EPYC 7H12 outperforms Xeon Gold 6258R by 58% in our combined benchmark results.


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 7H12 100817
Xeon Gold 6258R 63984

EPYC 7H12 outperforms Xeon Gold 6258R by 58% in Passmark.

Gaming performance

Advantages and disadvantages

Performance score 79.98 50.76
Recency 18 September 2019 24 February 2020
Boost clock speed 3300 2700
Base clock speed 2600 0
Chip lithography 7 nm 14 nm
Power consumption (TDP) 280 Watt 205 Watt

Based on the results of synthetic tests, our recommendation leans towards the EPYC 7H12 due to its superior performance when compared to the Xeon Gold 6258R processor.

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