Intel Xeon Gold 6154 vs Gold 6254

Price now 2399$
Games supported 100%
Intel Xeon Gold 6154
Intel Xeon Gold 6154
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  • Core clock speed
  • Max video memory
  • Memory type
  • Memory clock speed
  • Maximum resolution
Intel Xeon Gold 6254
Intel Xeon Gold 6254
  • Interface
  • Core clock speed
  • Max video memory
  • Memory type
  • Memory clock speed
  • Maximum resolution
Price now 3620$
Games supported 100%

General info

Comparing Xeon Gold 6154 and Xeon Gold 6254 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and price.

Place in performance rating143138
Value for money4.242.81
Market segmentServerServer
SeriesIntel Xeon GoldIntel Xeon Gold
Architecture codenameSkylake (server) (2017−2019)Cascade Lake (2019−2020)
Release date11 July 2017 (4 years ago)2 April 2019 (3 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$3,543$3,803
Price now$2399 (0.7x MSRP)$3620 (1x MSRP)
Value for money

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Technical specs

Xeon Gold 6154 and Xeon Gold 6254 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)18 (Octadeca-Core)
Base clock speed3 GHz3.1 GHz
Boost clock speed3.7 GHz3.1 GHz
Bus support4 × 8 GT/s4 × 8 GT/s
L1 cache64K (per core)1.125 MB
L2 cache1 MB (per core)18 MB
L3 cache24.75 MB (shared)24.75 MB
Chip lithography14 nm14 nm
Maximum core temperature82 °Cno data
Number of transistors8,000 millionno data
64 bit support+-
Windows 11 compatibility++
Unlocked multiplier--


Information on Xeon Gold 6154 and Xeon Gold 6254 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)
Thermal design power (TDP)200 Watt200 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Xeon Gold 6154 and Xeon Gold 6254. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

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

Security technologies

Xeon Gold 6154 and Xeon Gold 6254 technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

EDB+no data

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Xeon Gold 6154 and Xeon Gold 6254 are enumerated here.

EPT+no data

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel quantity of RAM supported by Xeon Gold 6154 and Xeon Gold 6254. 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/sno data
ECC memory support++


Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Xeon Gold 6154 and Xeon Gold 6254.

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 6154 27.83
Xeon Gold 6254 28.32
  • Passmark
  • GeekBench 5 Single-Core
  • GeekBench 5 Multi-Core

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 6154 28848
Xeon Gold 6254 29356
Xeon Gold 6154 885
Xeon Gold 6254 977
Xeon Gold 6154 11952
Xeon Gold 6254 13243

Gaming performance

Advantages and disadvantages

Performance rating 27.83 28.32
Novelty 11 July 2017 2 April 2019
Cost $3543 $3803
Boost clock speed 3700 3100
Base clock speed 3000 0

Technical City couldn't decide between

Intel Xeon Gold 6154
Intel Xeon Gold 6154


Intel Xeon Gold 6254
Intel Xeon Gold 6254

The differences in performance seem too small.

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