Xeon Gold 6142: specs and benchmarks

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Aggregate performance score

Xeon Gold 6142 provides good benchmark performance at 16.12% of a leader's which is a 96-core Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7995WX.

Summary

Intel started Xeon Gold 6142 sales 25 April 2017 at a recommended price of $2,946. This is a Skylake (server) architecture desktop processor primarily aimed at office systems. It has 16 cores and 32 threads, and is based on 14 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 2600 MHz - 3700 MHz (1 core) and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is Socket P processor with a TDP of 150 Watt. It supports DDR4-2666 memory.

Primary details

Xeon Gold 6142 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

Place in performance ranking385
Place by popularitynot in top-100
Cost-effectiveness evaluation25.72
Market segmentServer
SeriesIntel Xeon Gold
Architecture codenameSkylake (server) (2017−2019)
Release date25 April 2017 (7 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$2,946of 689 (Core i9-14900KS)
Current price$393 (0.1x MSRP)of 15069 (EPYC 7663)

Cost-effectiveness evaluation

Performance per price, higher is better.

Detailed specifications

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 cores16 (Hexadeca-Core)
Threads32
Boost clock speed2.6 GHzof 6.2 (Core i9-14900KS)
Bus support4 × 8 GT/s
L1 cache1 MBof 7.3 (Apple M2 Pro 10-Core)
L2 cache16 MBof 96 (EPYC 9654)
L3 cache22 MBof 768 (EPYC 7373X)
Chip lithography14 nmof 3 (Apple M3 Max 16-Core)
Maximum core temperature85 °Cof 110 (Atom x7-E3950)
64 bit support+
Windows 11 compatibility+
Unlocked multiplierNo

Compatibility

Information on Xeon Gold 6142 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 (Opteron 842)
SocketSocket P
Power consumption (TDP)150 Wattof 400 (Xeon Platinum 9282)

Technologies and extensions

Technological capabilities and additional instructions supported by Xeon Gold 6142. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

AES-NI+
AVX+
vPro+
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)+
TSX+

Security technologies

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

TXT+

Virtualization technologies

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

VT-d+
VT-x+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Xeon Gold 6142's memory controller. Depending on the motherboard, higher memory frequency may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR4-2666
Maximum memory size768 GBof 786 (Xeon E5-2670 v3)
Max memory channels6of 12 (Xeon Platinum 9221)
Maximum memory bandwidth128.001 GB/sof 460.8 (EPYC 9124)
ECC memory support+

Peripherals

Specifications and connection types of supported peripherals.

PCIe version3.0of 5 (Core i9-12900K)
PCI Express lanes48of 128 (EPYC 7551P)

Benchmark performance

Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of Xeon Gold 6142. Overall benchmark performance 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.

Xeon Gold 6142 16.12

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 Gold 6142 24938

Gaming performance

Closest competitors

Xeon Gold 6142's performance relative to its closest rivals among server CPUs.


Xeon W-1390P 101.49
Xeon Gold 6142 100

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Recommended GPUs

People consider these graphics cards to be good for Xeon Gold 6142, according to our PC configuration statistics.

These are the fastest graphics cards for Xeon Gold 6142 in our user configuration statistics. There is a total of 6 configurations using Xeon Gold 6142 in our database.

RTX 2060 GeForce RTX 2060
16.7% (1/6)
Quadro P5000 Quadro P5000
16.7% (1/6)
Quadro P4000 Quadro P4000
33.3% (2/6)
Quadro P2200 Quadro P2200
33.3% (2/6)

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