Intel Xeon W-3345 vs Gold 6240

Price now 3257$
Games supported 100%
Xeon Gold 6240
Intel Xeon Gold 6240
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  • Core clock speed
  • Max video memory
  • Memory type
  • Memory clock speed
  • Maximum resolution
Xeon W-3345
Intel Xeon W-3345
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  • Core clock speed
  • Max video memory
  • Memory type
  • Memory clock speed
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Price now no data
Games supported 100%

General info

Comparing Xeon Gold 6240 and Xeon W-3345 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and price.

Place in performance ranking6773
Value for money13.04no data
Market segmentServerServer
SeriesIntel Xeon Goldno data
Architecture codenameCascade Lake (2019−2020)Ice Lake-W (2021)
Release date2 April 2019 (4 years old)29 July 2021 (1 year old)
Launch price (MSRP)$2,445no data
Current price$3257 (1.3x MSRP)no data
Value for money

Performance per price, higher is better.

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Technical specs

Xeon Gold 6240 and Xeon W-3345 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)24 (Tetracosa-Core)
Base clock speed2.6 GHz3 GHz
Boost clock speed3.9 GHz4 GHz
Bus support4 × 8 GT/sno data
L1 cache1.125 MB64K (per core)
L2 cache18 MB1 MB (per core)
L3 cache24.75 MB36 MB (shared)
Chip lithography14 nm10 nm
Maximum core temperature85 °C73 °C
Maximum case temperature (TCase)no data81 °C
64 bit support++
Windows 11 compatibility++
Unlocked multiplier--


Information on Xeon Gold 6240 and Xeon W-3345 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
Power consumption (TDP)150 Watt250 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Xeon Gold 6240 and Xeon W-3345. 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)++
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)++
Speed Shift++
Turbo Boost Technology2.02.0
Hyper-Threading Technology++
TSX+no data
Turbo Boost Max 3.0--

Security technologies

Xeon Gold 6240 and Xeon W-3345 technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

SGXno data-

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Xeon Gold 6240 and Xeon W-3345 are enumerated here.


Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel quantity of RAM supported by Xeon Gold 6240 and Xeon W-3345. Depending on the motherboards, higher memory frequencies may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR4-2933DDR4-3200
Maximum memory size1 TB4 TB
Max memory channels68
Maximum memory bandwidth140.8 GB/sno data
ECC memory support++


Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Xeon Gold 6240 and Xeon W-3345.

PCIe version3.04
PCI Express lanes4864

Synthetic benchmark performance

Various benchmark results of the processors in comparison. Overall score is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.

Combined synthetic benchmark 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 39.21
Xeon W-3345 38.29

Gold 6240 outperforms W-3345 by 2% in our combined benchmark results.


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: 68%

Xeon Gold 6240 49416
Xeon W-3345 48261

Gold 6240 outperforms W-3345 by 2% in Passmark.

Gaming performance

Advantages and disadvantages

Performance score 39.21 38.29
Recency 2 April 2019 29 July 2021
Boost clock speed 2600 4000
Base clock speed 0 3000
Chip lithography 14 nm 10 nm
Power consumption (TDP) 150 Watt 250 Watt

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