Intel Xeon Gold 6238 vs Gold 6226R

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Intel Xeon Gold 6238
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Intel Xeon Gold 6226R
Intel Xeon Gold 6226R
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Games supported 100%

General info

Comparing Xeon Gold 6238 and Xeon Gold 6226R processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and price.

Place in performance rating174180
Value for money4.317.47
Market segmentServerServer
SeriesIntel Xeon GoldIntel Xeon Gold
Architecture codenameCascade Lake (2019−2020)Cascade Lake (2019−2020)
Release date2 April 2019 (3 years ago)24 February 2020 (2 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$2,612$1,300
Current price$2599 (1x MSRP)$1608 (1.2x MSRP)
Value for money

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Technical specs

Xeon Gold 6238 and Xeon Gold 6226R 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)16 (Hexadeca-Core)
Threads4432
Base clock speed2.1 GHz2.9 GHz
Boost clock speed3.7 GHz3.9 GHz
Bus support4 × 8 GT/s4 × 8 GT/s
L1 cache1.375 MB1 MB
L2 cache22 MB16 MB
L3 cache30.25 MB22 MB
Chip lithography14 nm14 nm
Maximum core temperature92 °C85 °C
64 bit support++
Windows 11 compatibility++
Unlocked multiplier--

Compatibility

Information on Xeon Gold 6238 and Xeon Gold 6226R 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)no data
SocketFCLGA3647FCLGA3647
Thermal design power (TDP)140 Watt150 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Xeon Gold 6238 and Xeon Gold 6226R. 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 6238 and Xeon Gold 6226R technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

TXT++
EDB++

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Xeon Gold 6238 and Xeon Gold 6226R 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 6226R. Depending on the motherboards, higher memory frequencies may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR4-2933DDR4-2933
Maximum memory size1 TB1 TB
Max memory channels66
Maximum memory bandwidth140.8 GB/s140.8 GB/s
ECC memory support++

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Xeon Gold 6238 and Xeon Gold 6226R.

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 6238 27.39
+1.4%
Xeon Gold 6226R 27.02
  • 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
+1.4%
Xeon Gold 6226R 27241

Gaming performance

Advantages and disadvantages


Performance rating 27.39 27.02
Recency 2 April 2019 24 February 2020
Cost $2612 $1300
Boost clock speed 2100 2900
Thermal design power (TDP) 140 Watt 150 Watt

Technical City couldn't decide between

Intel Xeon Gold 6238
Intel Xeon Gold 6238

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Intel Xeon Gold 6226R
Intel Xeon Gold 6226R

The differences in performance seem too small.


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