Intel Xeon Gold 6242 vs AMD EPYC 7H12

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Intel Xeon Gold 6242
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AMD EPYC 7H12
AMD EPYC 7H12
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Games supported 100%

General info

Comparing Xeon Gold 6242 and EPYC 7H12 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and price.

Place in performance rating1921
Value for money3.2211.09
Market segmentServerServer
SeriesIntel Xeon GoldAMD EPYC
Architecture codenameCascade Lake (2019−2020)Zen 2 (2019−2020)
Release date2 April 2019 (3 years ago)18 September 2019 (3 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$2,529no data
Current price$3229 (1.3x MSRP)$4288
Value for money

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Technical specs

Xeon Gold 6242 and EPYC 7H12 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 cores16 (Hexadeca-Core)64 (Tetrahexaconta-Core)
Threads32128
Base clock speed2.8 GHz2.6 GHz
Boost clock speed3.9 GHz3.3 GHz
Bus support4 × 8 GT/sno data
L1 cache1 MB96K (per core)
L2 cache16 MB512K (per core)
L3 cache22 MB256 MB (shared)
Chip lithography14 nm7 nm, 14 nm
Die sizeno data192 mm2
Maximum core temperature85 °Cno data
Number of transistorsno data4,800 million
64 bit support++
Windows 11 compatibility++
Unlocked multiplier-+

Compatibility

Information on Xeon Gold 6242 and EPYC 7H12 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 (Multiprocessor)
SocketFCLGA3647TR4
Thermal design power (TDP)150 Watt280 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Xeon Gold 6242 and EPYC 7H12. 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
AES-NI++
AVX++
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 6242 and EPYC 7H12 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 6242 and EPYC 7H12 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 6242 and EPYC 7H12. Depending on the motherboards, higher memory frequencies may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR4-2933DDR4 Eight-channel
Maximum memory size1 TB4 TiB
Max memory channels68
Maximum memory bandwidth140.8 GB/s204.763 GB/s
ECC memory support++

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Xeon Gold 6242 and EPYC 7H12.

PCIe version3.0no data
PCI Express lanes48no data

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 6242 26.07
EPYC 7H12 100.00
+284%
  • 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 6242 26288
EPYC 7H12 100817
+284%

Gaming performance

Advantages and disadvantages


Performance rating 26.07 100.00
Recency 2 April 2019 18 September 2019
Boost clock speed 2800 3300
Base clock speed 0 2600
Chip lithography 14 nm 7 nm
Thermal design power (TDP) 150 Watt 280 Watt

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

AMD EPYC 7H12
AMD EPYC 7H12


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