Intel Xeon Gold 6238 vs Gold 5318Y

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Intel Xeon Gold 6238
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Intel Xeon Gold 5318Y
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General info

Comparing Xeon Gold 6238 and Xeon Gold 5318Y processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and price.

Place in performance rating174129
Value for money4.32no data
Market segmentServerServer
SeriesIntel Xeon Goldno data
Architecture codenameCascade Lake (2019−2020)Ice Lake-SP (2021)
Release date2 April 2019 (3 years ago)6 April 2021 (1 year ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$2,612no data
Current price$2599 (1x MSRP)no data
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Technical specs

Xeon Gold 6238 and Xeon Gold 5318Y 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 cores22 (Docosa-Core)24 (Tetracosa-Core)
Threads4448
Base clock speed2.1 GHz2.1 GHz
Boost clock speed3.7 GHz3.4 GHz
Bus support4 × 8 GT/sno data
L1 cache1.375 MB64K (per core)
L2 cache22 MB1 MB (per core)
L3 cache30.25 MB36 MB (shared)
Chip lithography14 nm10 nm
Maximum core temperature92 °C87 °C
Maximum case temperature (TCase)no data87 °C
64 bit support++
Windows 11 compatibility++
Unlocked multiplier--

Compatibility

Information on Xeon Gold 6238 and Xeon Gold 5318Y 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
SocketFCLGA3647FCLGA4189
Thermal design power (TDP)140 Watt165 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Xeon Gold 6238 and Xeon Gold 5318Y. 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)+no data
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)++
Speed Shift++
Turbo Boost Technology2.02.0
Hyper-Threading Technology++
TSX++
TSX+no data
Turbo Boost Max 3.0-no data

Security technologies

Xeon Gold 6238 and Xeon Gold 5318Y technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

TXT++
EDB++
SGXno dataYes with Intel® SPS

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Xeon Gold 6238 and Xeon Gold 5318Y are enumerated here.

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

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel quantity of RAM supported by Xeon Gold 6238 and Xeon Gold 5318Y. Depending on the motherboards, higher memory frequencies may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR4-2933DDR4-2933
Maximum memory size1 TB6 TB
Max memory channels68
Maximum memory bandwidth140.8 GB/sno data
ECC memory support++

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Xeon Gold 6238 and Xeon Gold 5318Y.

PCIe version3.04.0
PCI Express lanes4864

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 6238 27.39
Xeon Gold 5318Y 31.44
+14.8%
  • 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 6238 27617
Xeon Gold 5318Y 31695
+14.8%

Gaming performance

Advantages and disadvantages


Performance rating 27.39 31.44
Recency 2 April 2019 6 April 2021
Boost clock speed 2100 3400
Base clock speed 0 2100
Chip lithography 14 nm 10 nm
Thermal design power (TDP) 140 Watt 165 Watt

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends

Intel Xeon Gold 5318Y
Intel Xeon Gold 5318Y


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