Intel Xeon Gold 6246: specs and benchmarks

Intel Xeon Gold 6246

Summary

Intel started Intel Xeon Gold 6246 sales 2 April 2019 at a recommended price of $3,286. This is Cascade Lake architecture desktop processor primarily aimed at professional systems. It has 12 cores and 24 threads, and is based on 14 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 4200 MHz and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is Socket P processor with a TDP of 165 Watt. It supports DDR4-2933 memory.

It provides good benchmark performance at 34.08 percent of a leader's which is AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X.

General info

Of Xeon Gold 6246 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Type
Server
 
Series
Intel Xeon Gold
 
Architecture codename
Cascade Lake
 
Release date
2 April 2019
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$3,286
 

Technical specs

Xeon Gold 6246's quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Xeon Gold 6246's performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.
Number of cores
12
 
Number of threads
24
 
Maximum frequency
4.2 GHz
 
Bus support
4 × 8 GT / s
 
L1 cache
768 KB
 
of 896 (Atom C3950)
L2 cache
12 MB
 
of 8 (FX-8350)
L3 cache
24.75 MB
 
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
Maximum core temperature
76 °C
 
of 110 (Atom x7-E3950)
64 bit support
+
 

Compatibility

Information on Xeon Gold 6246 compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
Max number of CPUs in a configuration
4 (Multiprocessor)
 
Socket
Socket P
 
Power consumption (TDP)
165 Watt
 
of 650 (Atom Z500)

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Xeon Gold 6246. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Instruction set extensions
Intel® AVX-512
 
AES-NI
+
 
AVX
+
 
vPro
+
 
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
+
 
Speed Shift
+
 
Turbo Boost
2.0
 
Hyper-Threading
+
 
TSX
+
 
Turbo Boost Max 3.0
-
 

Security technologies

Xeon Gold 6246 technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
+
 
EDB
+
 

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Xeon Gold 6246 are enumerated here.
VT-d
+
 
VT-x
+
 
EPT
+
 

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Xeon Gold 6246.
Supported memory types
DDR4-2933
 
of 2933 (Ryzen 5 2500X)
Maximum memory size
1 TB
 
Max memory channels
6
 
Maximum memory bandwidth
131.13 GB / s
 
of 262.26 (Xeon Platinum 9221)
ECC memory support
+
 

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of Xeon Gold 6246's supported peripherals.
PCIe revision
3.0
 
Max number of PCIe lanes
48
 
of 128 (EPYC 7551P)

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Xeon Gold 6246. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

34.08

Passmark

26761

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Xeon Gold 6246 is for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Relative perfomance

Overall Xeon Gold 6246 performance compared to nearest competitors. All CPU types participate.

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