Intel Xeon Gold 6150 vs Gold 6246

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Intel Xeon Gold 6150
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Intel Xeon Gold 6246
Intel Xeon Gold 6246
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Price now 7346$
Games supported 100%

General info

Comparing Xeon Gold 6150 and Xeon Gold 6246 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and price.

Place in performance rating199220
Value for money5.990.71
Market segmentServerServer
SeriesIntel Xeon GoldIntel Xeon Gold
Architecture codenameSkylake (server) (2017−2019)Cascade Lake (2019−2020)
Release date25 April 2017 (5 years ago)2 April 2019 (3 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$3,358$3,286
Current price$1238 (0.4x MSRP)$7346 (2.2x MSRP)
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Technical specs

Xeon Gold 6150 and Xeon Gold 6246 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 cores18 (Octadeca-Core)12 (Dodeca-Core)
Threads3624
Base clock speed2.7 GHz3.3 GHz
Boost clock speed3.7 GHz4.2 GHz
Bus support4 × 8 GT/s4 × 8 GT/s
L1 cache1.125 MB768 KB
L2 cache18 MB12 MB
L3 cache24.75 MB24.75 MB
Chip lithography14 nm14 nm
Maximum core temperature89 °C76 °C
64 bit support++
Windows 11 compatibility++
Unlocked multiplier--

Compatibility

Information on Xeon Gold 6150 and Xeon Gold 6246 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)4 (Multiprocessor)
SocketFCLGA3647FCLGA3647
Thermal design power (TDP)165 Watt165 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Xeon Gold 6150 and Xeon Gold 6246. 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)++
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)++
Speed Shift++
Turbo Boost Technology2.02.0
Hyper-Threading Technology++
TSX++
TSX++
Turbo Boost Max 3.0--

Security technologies

Xeon Gold 6150 and Xeon Gold 6246 technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

TXT++
EDB++

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Xeon Gold 6150 and Xeon Gold 6246 are enumerated here.

VT-d++
VT-x++
EPT++

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel quantity of RAM supported by Xeon Gold 6150 and Xeon Gold 6246. Depending on the motherboards, higher memory frequencies may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR4-2666DDR4-2933
Maximum memory size768 GB1 TB
Max memory channels66
Maximum memory bandwidth128.001 GB/s140.8 GB/s
ECC memory support++

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Xeon Gold 6150 and Xeon Gold 6246.

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 6150 25.28
+4.2%
Xeon Gold 6246 24.25
  • 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: 69%

Xeon Gold 6150 25487
+4.3%
Xeon Gold 6246 24446

Gaming performance

Advantages and disadvantages


Performance rating 25.28 24.25
Recency 25 April 2017 2 April 2019
Cost $3358 $3286
Boost clock speed 2700 3300

Technical City couldn't decide between

Intel Xeon Gold 6150
Intel Xeon Gold 6150

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Intel Xeon Gold 6246
Intel Xeon Gold 6246

The differences in performance seem too small.


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