Intel Xeon Gold 6226R: specs and benchmarks

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Intel Xeon Gold 6226R
Intel Xeon Gold 6226R
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Year of release 2020
Performance 29.24
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Intel Xeon Gold 6226R
Intel Xeon Gold 6226R Intel Xeon Gold 6226R


Intel started Intel Xeon Gold 6226R sales 24 February 2020 at a recommended price of $1,300. This is Cascade Lake architecture desktop processor primarily aimed at professional systems. It has 16 cores and 32 threads, and is based on 14 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 2900 MHz - 3900 MHz (1 core) and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is Socket P processor with a TDP of 150 Watt and a maximum temperature of °C.

It provides good benchmark performance at


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

General info

Of Xeon Gold 6226R processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

Place in performance rating113
Value for money34.87
Market segmentServer
SeriesIntel Xeon Gold
Architecture codenameCascade Lake
Release date24 February 2020 (1 year ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$1,300of 305 (Core i7-870)
Price now$1300 (1x MSRP)of 16595 (Xeon E7-4850)
Value for money

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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 cores16 (Hexadeca-Core)
Boost clock speed2.9 GHzof 5.3 (Xeon W-1390P)
Bus support4 × 8 GT/s
L1 cache1 MBof 0.875 (Xeon W-2170B)
L2 cache16 MBof 12 (Core 2 Quad Q9550)
L3 cache22 MBof 32 (Ryzen Threadripper 1998)
Chip lithography14 nmof 5 (Apple M1)
64 bit support+


Information on Xeon Gold 6226R 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.

SocketSocket P
Thermal design power (TDP)150 Wattof 400 (Xeon Platinum 9282)

Technologies and extensions

Technological capabilities and additional instructions supported by Xeon Gold 6226R. 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 6226R's memory controller. Depending on the motherboard, higher memory frequency may be supported.

Maximum memory size1 TiBof 786 (Xeon E5-2670 v3)
Maximum memory bandwidth140.8 GB/sof 281.6 (Xeon Platinum 9221)

Benchmark performance

Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of Xeon Gold 6226R. 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 6226R 29.24
  • 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.

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Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Xeon Gold 6226R 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 6226R performance compared to nearest competitors among server CPUs.

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User rating

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