Intel Xeon Gold 6240: specs and benchmarks

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Year of release 2019
Performance 46.57

Summary

Intel started Intel Xeon Gold 6240 sales 2 April 2019 at a recommended price of $2,445. This is Cascade Lake architecture desktop processor primarily aimed at professional systems. It has 18 cores and 36 threads, and is based on 14 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 3900 MHz and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is FCLGA3647 processor with a TDP of 150 Watt. It supports DDR4-2933 memory.

It provides good benchmark performance at

46.57%

of a leader's which is AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5995WX.

General info

Of Xeon Gold 6240 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

Place in performance rating49
Value for money8.12
Market segmentServer
SeriesIntel Xeon Gold
Architecture codenameCascade Lake (2019−2020)
Release date2 April 2019 (3 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$2,445of 305 (Core i7-870)
Price now$2507 (1x MSRP)of 14999 (Xeon Platinum 9282)
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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 cores18 (Octadeca-Core)
Threads36
Base clock speed2.6 GHzof 4.7 (FX-9590)
Boost clock speed3.9 GHzof 5.5 (Core i9-12900KS)
Bus support4 × 8 GT/s
L1 cache1.125 MBof 1.5 (EPYC Embedded 3401)
L2 cache18 MBof 12 (Core 2 Quad Q9550)
L3 cache24.75 MBof 32 (Ryzen Threadripper 1998)
Chip lithography14 nmof 5 (Apple M1)
Maximum core temperature85 °Cof 110 (Atom x7-E3950)
64 bit support+
Windows 11 compatibility+
Unlocked multiplier-

Compatibility

Information on Xeon Gold 6240 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.

Number of CPUs in a configuration4 (Multiprocessor)of 8 (Opteron 842)
SocketFCLGA3647
Thermal design power (TDP)150 Wattof 400 (Xeon Platinum 9282)

Technologies and extensions

Technological capabilities and additional instructions supported by Xeon Gold 6240. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Instruction set extensionsIntel® AVX-512
AES-NI+
AVX+
vPro+
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)+
Speed Shift+
Turbo Boost Technology2.0
Hyper-Threading Technology+
TSX+
Turbo Boost Max 3.0-

Security technologies

Processor technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

TXT+
EDB+

Virtualization technologies

Supported virtual machine optimization technologies. Some are specific to Intel only, some to AMD.

VT-d+
VT-x+
EPT+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Xeon Gold 6240's memory controller. Depending on the motherboard, higher memory frequency may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR4-2933of 4800 (Ryzen 9 6980HX)
Maximum memory size1 TBof 786 (Xeon E5-2670 v3)
Max memory channels6of 12 (Xeon Platinum 9221)
Maximum memory bandwidth140.8 GB/sof 281.6 (Xeon Platinum 9221)
ECC memory support+

Peripherals

Specifications and connection types of supported peripherals.

PCIe version3.0
PCI Express lanes48of 128 (EPYC 7551P)

Benchmark performance

Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of Xeon Gold 6240. 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 6240 46.57
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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.

Xeon Gold 6240 49416

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Relative perfomance

Overall Xeon Gold 6240 performance compared to nearest competitors among server CPUs.


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