Intel Xeon Gold 6338 vs AMD EPYC 7H12


General info

Comparing EPYC 7H12 and Xeon Gold 6338 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and price.

Place in performance ranking27161
Value for money12.0416.96
Market segmentServerServer
SeriesAMD EPYCno data
Architecture codenameZen 2 (2019−2020)no data
Release date18 September 2019 (4 years old)1 April 2021 (2 years old)
Current price$3590 $1885
Value for money

Performance per price, higher is better.

Xeon Gold 6338 has 41% better value for money than EPYC 7H12.

Technical specs

EPYC 7H12 and Xeon Gold 6338 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)32 (Dotriaconta-Core)
Base clock speed2.6 GHz2 GHz
Boost clock speed3.3 GHz3.2 GHz
L1 cache96K (per core)no data
L2 cache512K (per core)no data
L3 cache256 MB (shared)48 MB
Chip lithography7 nm, 14 nm10 nm
Die size192 mm2no data
Maximum core temperatureno data81 °C
Number of transistors4,800 millionno data
64 bit support+-
Windows 11 compatibility++
Unlocked multiplier+-


Information on EPYC 7H12 and Xeon Gold 6338 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 6338. 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
AVX+no data
Speed Shiftno data+
Turbo Boost Technologyno data2.0
Hyper-Threading Technologyno data+
TSXno data+

Security technologies

EPYC 7H12 and Xeon Gold 6338 technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

TXTno data+
EDBno data+
SGXno dataYes with Intel® SPS

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by EPYC 7H12 and Xeon Gold 6338 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 6338. Depending on the motherboards, higher memory frequencies may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR4 Eight-channelDDR4-3200
Maximum memory size4 TiB6 TB
Max memory channels88
Maximum memory bandwidth204.763 GB/sno data
ECC memory support++


Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by EPYC 7H12 and Xeon Gold 6338.

PCIe versionno data4.0
PCI Express lanesno data64

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 55.24
Xeon Gold 6338 26.83

EPYC 7H12 outperforms Xeon Gold 6338 by 106% 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 69633
Xeon Gold 6338 33814

EPYC 7H12 outperforms Xeon Gold 6338 by 106% in Passmark.

Gaming performance

Advantages and disadvantages

Performance score 55.24 26.83
Recency 18 September 2019 1 April 2021
Boost clock speed 3300 0
Base clock speed 2600 0
Chip lithography 7 nm 10 nm
Power consumption (TDP) 280 Watt 205 Watt

The EPYC 7H12 is our recommended choice as it beats the Xeon Gold 6338 in performance tests.

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