Intel Xeon Gold 6242 vs W-1390P

Price now 3171$
Games supported 100%
Intel Xeon Gold 6242
Intel Xeon Gold 6242
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  • Core clock speed
  • Max video memory
  • Memory type
  • Memory clock speed
  • Maximum resolution
Intel Xeon W-1390P
Intel Xeon W-1390P
  • Interface
  • Core clock speed
  • Max video memory
  • Memory type
  • Memory clock speed
  • Maximum resolution
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Games supported 100%

General info

Comparing Xeon Gold 6242 and Xeon W-1390P processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and price.

Place in performance rating192201
Value for money3.13no data
Market segmentServerServer
SeriesIntel Xeon Goldno data
Architecture codenameCascade Lake (2019−2020)no data
Release date2 April 2019 (3 years ago)1 April 2021 (1 year ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$2,529no data
Current price$3171 (1.3x MSRP)no data
Value for money

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Technical specs

Xeon Gold 6242 and Xeon W-1390P 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)8 (Octa-Core)
Base clock speed2.8 GHz3.5 GHz
Boost clock speed3.9 GHz5.2 GHz
Bus support4 × 8 GT/sno data
L1 cache1 MBno data
L2 cache16 MBno data
L3 cache22 MB16 MB Intel® Smart Cache
Chip lithography14 nm14 nm
Maximum core temperature85 °C100 °C
64 bit support++
Windows 11 compatibility++
Unlocked multiplier--


Information on Xeon Gold 6242 and Xeon W-1390P 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)1
Thermal design power (TDP)150 Watt125 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Xeon Gold 6242 and Xeon W-1390P. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Instruction set extensionsIntel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX, Intel® AVX2, Intel® AVX-512Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2, Intel® AVX-512
AVX+no data
vPro+no data
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)++
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)+no data
Speed Shift+no data
Turbo Boost Technology2.02.0
Hyper-Threading Technology++
TSX+no data
TSX+no data
Idle Statesno data+
Thermal Monitoringno data+
Turbo Boost Max 3.0-+

Security technologies

Xeon Gold 6242 and Xeon W-1390P technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

Secure Keyno data+
Identity Protectionno data+
SGXno data-
OS Guardno data+

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Xeon Gold 6242 and Xeon W-1390P are enumerated here.


Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel quantity of RAM supported by Xeon Gold 6242 and Xeon W-1390P. Depending on the motherboards, higher memory frequencies may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR4-2933DDR4-3200
Maximum memory size1 TB128 GB
Max memory channels62
Maximum memory bandwidth140.8 GB/s50 GB/s
ECC memory support++

Graphics specifications

General parameters of integrated GPUs, if any.

Integrated graphics cardno dataIntel UHD Graphics P750
Max video memoryno data64 GB
Quick Sync Videono data+
Clear Videono data+
Clear Video HDno data+
Graphics max frequencyno data1.3 GHz
Execution Unitsno data32
InTru 3Dno data+

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Xeon Gold 6242 and Xeon W-1390P integrated GPUs.

Number of displays supportedno data3

Graphics image quality

Maximum display resolutions supported by Xeon Gold 6242 and Xeon W-1390P integrated GPUs, including resolutions over different interfaces.

4K resolution supportno data+
Max resolution over HDMI 1.4no data4096x2160@60Hz
Max resolution over eDPno data5120 x 3200 @60Hz
Max resolution over DisplayPortno data5120 x 3200 @60Hz

Graphics API support

APIs supported by Xeon Gold 6242 and Xeon W-1390P integrated GPUs, sometimes API versions are included.

DirectXno data12.1
OpenGLno data4.5


Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Xeon Gold 6242 and Xeon W-1390P.

PCIe version3.04.0
PCI Express lanes4820

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
Xeon W-1390P 25.24
  • 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
Xeon W-1390P 25451

Gaming performance

Advantages and disadvantages

Performance rating 26.07 25.24
Recency 2 April 2019 1 April 2021
Boost clock speed 2800 0
Thermal design power (TDP) 150 Watt 125 Watt

Technical City couldn't decide between

Intel Xeon Gold 6242
Intel Xeon Gold 6242


Intel Xeon W-1390P
Intel Xeon W-1390P

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