Intel Xeon Gold 6138T: specs and benchmarks

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Intel Xeon Gold 6138T
Intel Xeon Gold 6138T
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Year of release 2017
Performance 28.26
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Intel Xeon Gold 6138T
Intel Xeon Gold 6138T Intel Xeon Gold 6138T


Intel started Intel Xeon Gold 6138T sales 25 April 2017 at a recommended price of $2,742. This is Skylake (server) architecture desktop processor primarily aimed at professional systems. It has 20 cores and 40 threads, and is based on 14 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 2000 MHz - 3700 MHz (1 core) and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is Socket P processor with a TDP of 125 Watt and a maximum temperature of °C. It supports DDR4-2666 memory.

It provides good benchmark performance at


percent of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 7763.

General info

Of Xeon Gold 6138T processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

Place in performance rating124
Value for money13.84
Market segmentServer
SeriesIntel Xeon Gold
Architecture codenameSkylake (server)
Release date25 April 2017 (4 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$2,742of 305 (Core i7-870)
Price now$2541 (0.9x MSRP)of 16595 (Xeon E7-4850)
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Technical specs

Basic microprocessor parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters can generally indicate CPU performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.

Physical cores20 (Icosa-Core)
Boost clock speed2 GHzof 5.3 (Xeon W-1390P)
L1 cache1.25 MBof 0.875 (Xeon W-2170B)
L2 cache20 MBof 12 (Core 2 Quad Q9550)
L3 cache27.5 MBof 32 (Ryzen Threadripper 1998)
Chip lithography14 nmof 5 (Apple M1)
64 bit support+


Information on Xeon Gold 6138T compatibility with other computer components and devices: 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 configuration4 (Multiprocessor)of 8 (Xeon Platinum 8280)
SocketSocket P
Thermal design power (TDP)125 Wattof 400 (Xeon Platinum 9282)

Technologies and extensions

Technological capabilities and additional instructions supported by Xeon Gold 6138T. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.


Security technologies

Processor technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.


Virtualization technologies

Supported virtual machine optimization technologies. Some are specific to Intel only, some to AMD.


Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Xeon Gold 6138T's memory controller. Depending on the motherboard, higher memory frequency may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR4-2666of 4266 (Ryzen 9 5900HX)
Maximum memory size768 GBof 786 (Xeon E5-2670 v3)
Max memory channels6of 12 (Xeon Platinum 9221)
Maximum memory bandwidth128.001 GB/sof 281.6 (Xeon Platinum 9221)
ECC memory support+


Specifications and connection types of supported peripherals.

PCIe version3.0
PCI Express lanes48of 128 (EPYC 7401P)

Benchmark performance

Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of Xeon Gold 6138T. Overall benchmark performance 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 6138T 28.26
  • 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 6138T 24800

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Xeon Gold 6138T is for a gaming PC, compared with system requirements of some popular titles. Remember that sometimes official hardware requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Relative perfomance

Overall Xeon Gold 6138T performance compared to nearest competitors among server CPUs.

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