Intel Xeon W-2265 vs Gold 6242

Price now 3410$
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-2265
Intel Xeon W-2265
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  • 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-2265 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and price.

Place in performance rating211212
Value for money2.74no data
Market segmentServerServer
SeriesIntel Xeon Goldno data
Architecture codenameCascade Lake (2019−2020)no data
Release date2 April 2019
(3 years old)
1 October 2019
(3 years old)
Launch price (MSRP)$2,529no data
Current price$3410 (1.3x MSRP)no data
Value for money

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Technical specs

Xeon Gold 6242 and Xeon W-2265 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)12 (Dodeca-Core)
Base clock speed2.8 GHz3.5 GHz
Boost clock speed3.9 GHz4.8 GHz
Bus support4 × 8 GT/sno data
L1 cache1 MBno data
L2 cache16 MBno data
L3 cache22 MB19.25 MB
Chip lithography14 nm14 nm
Maximum core temperature85 °C61 °C
64 bit support++
Windows 11 compatibility++
Unlocked multiplier--


Information on Xeon Gold 6242 and Xeon W-2265 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 Watt165 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Xeon Gold 6242 and Xeon W-2265. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Instruction set extensionsIntel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX, Intel® AVX2, Intel® AVX-512Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX, Intel® AVX2, Intel® AVX-512
AVX+no data
vPro+no data
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)++
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)+no data
Speed Shift++
Turbo Boost Technology2.02.0
Hyper-Threading Technology++
TSX+no data
Idle Statesno data+
Thermal Monitoringno data+
Demand Based Switchingno data+
PAEno data46 Bit
Turbo Boost Max 3.0-+

Security technologies

Xeon Gold 6242 and Xeon W-2265 technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

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

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Xeon Gold 6242 and Xeon W-2265 are enumerated here.


Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel quantity of RAM supported by Xeon Gold 6242 and Xeon W-2265. Depending on the motherboards, higher memory frequencies may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR4-2933DDR4-2933
Maximum memory size1 TB1 TB
Max memory channels64
Maximum memory bandwidth140.8 GB/s93.85 GB/s
ECC memory support++


Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Xeon Gold 6242 and Xeon W-2265.

PCIe version3.03.0
PCI Express lanes4848

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 21.18
Xeon W-2265 20.99
  • 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: 67%

Xeon Gold 6242 26288
Xeon W-2265 26052

Xeon Gold 6242 outperforms Xeon W-2265 by 1% in Passmark.

Gaming performance

Advantages and disadvantages

Performance rating 21.18 20.99
Recency 2 April 2019 1 October 2019
Boost clock speed 2800 0
Thermal design power (TDP) 150 Watt 165 Watt

Technical City couldn't decide between

Intel Xeon Gold 6242
Xeon Gold 6242


Intel Xeon W-2265
Xeon W-2265

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