Intel Xeon Gold 5220R vs Gold 6242R

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Intel Xeon Gold 5220R
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Intel Xeon Gold 6242R
Intel Xeon Gold 6242R
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Games supported 100%

General info

Comparing Xeon Gold 5220R and Xeon Gold 6242R processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and price.

Place in performance rating10694
Value for money6.564.93
Market segmentServerServer
SeriesIntel Xeon GoldIntel Xeon Gold
Architecture codenameCascade Lake (2019−2020)Cascade Lake (2019−2020)
Release date24 February 2020 (2 years ago)24 February 2020 (2 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$1,555$2,529
Price now$2190 (1.4x MSRP)$2823 (1.1x MSRP)
Value for money

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Technical specs

Xeon Gold 5220R and Xeon Gold 6242R 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 cores24 (Tetracosa-Core)20 (Icosa-Core)
Threads4840
Base clock speed2.2 GHz3.1 GHz
Boost clock speed4 GHz3.1 GHz
Bus support4 × 8 GT/s4 × 8 GT/s
L1 cache1.5 MB1.25 MB
L2 cache24 MB20 MB
L3 cache35.75 MB35.75 MB
Chip lithography14 nm14 nm
Maximum core temperature86 °Cno data
64 bit support+-
Windows 11 compatibility++
Unlocked multiplier--

Compatibility

Information on Xeon Gold 5220R and Xeon Gold 6242R 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.

SocketFCLGA3647FCLGA3647
Thermal design power (TDP)150 Watt205 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Xeon Gold 5220R and Xeon Gold 6242R. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Instruction set extensionsIntel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX, Intel® AVX2, Intel® AVX-512Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX, Intel® AVX2, Intel® AVX-512
AES-NI++
AVX++
vPro++
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)+no data
Speed Shift+no data
Turbo Boost Technology2.0no data
Hyper-Threading Technology+no data
TSX++
Turbo Boost Max 3.0-no data

Security technologies

Xeon Gold 5220R and Xeon Gold 6242R technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

TXT++
EDB+no data

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Xeon Gold 5220R and Xeon Gold 6242R are enumerated here.

VT-d++
VT-x++
EPT+no data

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel quantity of RAM supported by Xeon Gold 5220R and Xeon Gold 6242R. Depending on the motherboards, higher memory frequencies may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR4-2667DDR4-2933
Maximum memory size1 TB1 TB
Max memory channels66
Maximum memory bandwidth128.001 GB/sno data
ECC memory support++

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Xeon Gold 5220R and Xeon Gold 6242R.

PCIe version3.03.0
PCI Express lanes4848

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 Gold 5220R 32.20
Xeon Gold 6242R 34.11
+5.9%
  • 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.

Xeon Gold 5220R 33370
Xeon Gold 6242R 35356
+6%

Gaming performance

Advantages and disadvantages


Performance rating 32.20 34.11
Cost $1555 $2529
Boost clock speed 2200 3100
Thermal design power (TDP) 150 Watt 205 Watt

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Intel Xeon Gold 5220R
Intel Xeon Gold 5220R

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Intel Xeon Gold 6242R
Intel Xeon Gold 6242R

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