Intel Xeon E5-2679 v4 vs Gold 6146

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Games supported 100%
Intel Xeon E5-2679 v4
Intel Xeon E5-2679 v4
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Intel Xeon Gold 6146
Intel Xeon Gold 6146
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Price now 3246$
Games supported 100%

General info

Comparing Xeon E5-2679 v4 and Xeon Gold 6146 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and price.

Place in performance rating220223
Value for moneyno data2.19
Market segmentServerServer
SeriesIntel Xeon E5Intel Xeon Gold
Architecture codenameBroadwell (2015−2019)Skylake (server) (2017−2019)
Release date20 June 2016 (6 years ago)11 July 2017 (5 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)no data$3,286
Current priceno data$3246 (1x MSRP)
Value for money

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Technical specs

Xeon E5-2679 v4 and Xeon Gold 6146 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 cores20 (Icosa-Core)12 (Dodeca-Core)
Base clock speed2.5 GHz3.2 GHz
Boost clock speed3.3 GHz4.2 GHz
Bus support2 × 9.6 GT/sno data
L1 cacheno data768 KB
L2 cache5 MB12 MB
L3 cache50 MB24.75 MB
Chip lithography14 nm14 nm
Die size456.12 mm2no data
Maximum core temperature53 °C76 °C
Number of transistors7200 Millionno data
64 bit support++
Windows 11 compatibility-+
Unlocked multiplier--


Information on Xeon E5-2679 v4 and Xeon Gold 6146 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 configuration24 (Multiprocessor)
Thermal design power (TDP)200 Watt165 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Xeon E5-2679 v4 and Xeon Gold 6146. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Instruction set extensionsIntel® AVX2Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX, Intel® AVX2, Intel® AVX-512
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)++
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)++
Speed Shiftno data+
Turbo Boost Technology2.02.0
Hyper-Threading Technology++
Idle States+no data
Thermal Monitoring+no data
Flex Memory Access-no data
Demand Based Switching+no data
PAE46 Bitno data
Turbo Boost Max 3.0no data-

Security technologies

Xeon E5-2679 v4 and Xeon Gold 6146 technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

Secure Key+no data
Identity Protection-no data
OS Guard+no data

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Xeon E5-2679 v4 and Xeon Gold 6146 are enumerated here.


Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel quantity of RAM supported by Xeon E5-2679 v4 and Xeon Gold 6146. Depending on the motherboards, higher memory frequencies may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR4-1600, DDR4-1866, DDR4-2133, DDR4-2400DDR4-2666
Maximum memory size1.5 TB768 GB
Max memory channels46
Maximum memory bandwidth76.8 GB/s128.001 GB/s
ECC memory support++


Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Xeon E5-2679 v4 and Xeon Gold 6146.

PCIe version3.03.0
PCI Express lanes4048

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.

Xeon E5-2679 v4 23.32
Xeon Gold 6146 23.24
  • 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.

Benchmark coverage: 68%

Xeon E5-2679 v4 23512
Xeon Gold 6146 23432

Gaming performance

Advantages and disadvantages

Performance rating 23.32 23.24
Novelty 20 June 2016 11 July 2017
Boost clock speed 2500 3200
Thermal design power (TDP) 200 Watt 165 Watt

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Intel Xeon E5-2679 v4
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Intel Xeon Gold 6146
Intel Xeon Gold 6146

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