AMD EPYC 9654 vs Intel Xeon Gold 6240R

Price now 2244$
Games supported 100%
Xeon Gold 6240R
Intel Xeon Gold 6240R
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EPYC 9654
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Price now 6730$
Games supported 100%

General info

Comparing Xeon Gold 6240R and EPYC 9654 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and price.

Place in performance ranking1411
Place by popularityno data7
Value for money13.38no data
Market segmentServerServer
SeriesIntel Xeon GoldAMD EPYC
Architecture codenameCascade Lake (2019−2020)Genoa
Release date24 February 2020 (3 years old)no data
Launch price (MSRP)$2,200$11,805
Current price$2244 (1x MSRP)$6730 (0.6x MSRP)
Value for money

Performance per price, higher is better.

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Technical specs

Xeon Gold 6240R and EPYC 9654 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 cores24 (Tetracosa-Core)96
Base clock speed2.4 GHz2.4 GHz
Boost clock speed4 GHz3.7 GHz
Bus support4 × 8 GT/sno data
L1 cache1.5 MB64K (per core)
L2 cache24 MB1 MB (per core)
L3 cache35.75 MB384 MB (shared)
Chip lithography14 nm5 nm, 6 nm
Die sizeno data12x 72 mm2
Maximum core temperature90 °Cno data
Number of transistorsno data78,840 million
64 bit support++
Windows 11 compatibility+no data
Unlocked multiplier-no data


Information on Xeon Gold 6240R and EPYC 9654 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 configurationno data2
Power consumption (TDP)165 Watt360 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Xeon Gold 6240R and EPYC 9654. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Instruction set extensionsIntel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX, Intel® AVX2, Intel® AVX-512no data
vPro+no data
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)+no data
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)+no data
Speed Shift+no data
Turbo Boost Technology2.0no data
Hyper-Threading Technology+no data
TSX+no data
TSX+no data
Turbo Boost Max 3.0-no data

Security technologies

Xeon Gold 6240R and EPYC 9654 technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

TXT+no data
EDB+no data

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Xeon Gold 6240R and EPYC 9654 are enumerated here.

AMD-Vno data+
VT-d+no data
VT-x+no data
EPT+no data

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel quantity of RAM supported by Xeon Gold 6240R and EPYC 9654. Depending on the motherboards, higher memory frequencies may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR4-2933DDR5-4800
Maximum memory size1 TB6 TiB
Max memory channels6no data
Maximum memory bandwidth140.8 GB/s460.8 GB/s
ECC memory support+no data


Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Xeon Gold 6240R and EPYC 9654.

PCIe version3.05.0
PCI Express lanes48no data

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 6240R 27.14
EPYC 9654 100.00

EPYC 9654 outperforms Xeon Gold 6240R by 268% 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 6240R 34206
EPYC 9654 126045

EPYC 9654 outperforms Xeon Gold 6240R by 268% in Passmark.

Gaming performance

Advantages and disadvantages

Performance score 27.14 100.00
Cost $2200 $11805
Boost clock speed 2400 3700
Base clock speed 0 2400
Chip lithography 14 nm 5 nm
Power consumption (TDP) 165 Watt 360 Watt

Based on the results of synthetic tests, our recommendation leans towards the EPYC 9654 due to its superior performance when compared to the Xeon Gold 6240R processor.

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