Intel Xeon Gold 6146 vs AMD EPYC 7351

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Intel Xeon Gold 6146
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AMD EPYC 7351
AMD EPYC 7351
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Price now 286$
Games supported 100%

General info

Comparing Xeon Gold 6146 and EPYC 7351 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and price.

Place in performance rating236231
Value for money2.1938.30
Market segmentServerServer
SeriesIntel Xeon GoldAMD EPYC
Architecture codenameSkylake (server) (2017−2019)Naples (2017−2018)
Release date11 July 2017 (5 years ago)20 June 2017 (5 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$3,286$1,100
Current price$3171 (1x MSRP)$286 (0.3x MSRP)
Value for money

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Technical specs

Xeon Gold 6146 and EPYC 7351 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 cores12 (Dodeca-Core)16 (Hexadeca-Core)
Threads2432
Base clock speed3.2 GHz2.4 GHz
Boost clock speed4.2 GHz2.9 GHz
L1 cache768 KB96K (per core)
L2 cache12 MB512K (per core)
L3 cache24.75 MB64 MB (shared)
Chip lithography14 nm14 nm
Die sizeno data192 mm2
Maximum core temperature76 °Cno data
Number of transistorsno data4,800 million
64 bit support++
Windows 11 compatibility+-
Unlocked multiplier-+

Compatibility

Information on Xeon Gold 6146 and EPYC 7351 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 configuration4 (Multiprocessor)2 (Multiprocessor)
SocketFCLGA3647TR4
Thermal design power (TDP)165 Watt170 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Xeon Gold 6146 and EPYC 7351. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

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

Security technologies

Xeon Gold 6146 and EPYC 7351 technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

TXT+no data
EDB+no data

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Xeon Gold 6146 and EPYC 7351 are enumerated here.

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

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel quantity of RAM supported by Xeon Gold 6146 and EPYC 7351. Depending on the motherboards, higher memory frequencies may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR4-2666DDR4 Eight-channel
Maximum memory size768 GB2 TiB
Max memory channels68
Maximum memory bandwidth128.001 GB/s170.671 GB/s
ECC memory support++

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Xeon Gold 6146 and EPYC 7351.

PCIe version3.03.0
PCI Express lanes48128

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 6146 23.24
EPYC 7351 23.38
+0.6%
  • 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 6146 23432
EPYC 7351 23566
+0.6%

Gaming performance

Advantages and disadvantages


Performance rating 23.24 23.38
Cost $3286 $1100
Boost clock speed 3200 2900
Base clock speed 0 2400
Thermal design power (TDP) 165 Watt 170 Watt

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Intel Xeon Gold 6146
Intel Xeon Gold 6146

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AMD EPYC 7351
AMD EPYC 7351

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