Intel Xeon Gold 6246R: specs and benchmarks

Intel Xeon Gold 6246R

Summary

Intel started Intel Xeon Gold 6246R sales 24 February 2020 at a recommended price of $3,286. This is Cascade Lake architecture desktop processor primarily aimed at professional systems. It has 16 cores and 32 threads, and is based on 14 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 4100 MHz and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is FCLGA3647 processor with a TDP of 205 Watt. It supports DDR4-2933 memory.

It provides good benchmark performance at 34.36 percent of a leader's which is AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3995WX.

General info

Of Xeon Gold 6246R processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
0.37
 
Market segment
Server
 
Series
Intel Xeon Gold
 
Architecture codename
Cascade Lake
 
Release date
24 February 2020
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$3,286
 
Price now
$3389
 

Technical specs

Xeon Gold 6246R'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 6246R's performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.
Number of cores
16
 
Number of threads
32
 
Base frequency
3.4 GHz
 
of 4.7 (FX-9590)
Maximum frequency
4.1 GHz
 
Bus support
4 × 8 GT/s
 
L1 cache
1 MB
 
of 0.875 (Atom C3950)
L2 cache
16 MB
 
L3 cache
35.75 MB
 
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
of 5 (Apple M1)
Maximum core temperature
75 °C
 
of 110 (Atom x7-E3950)
64 bit support
+
 

Compatibility

Information on Xeon Gold 6246R compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
Socket
FCLGA3647
 
Power consumption (TDP)
205 Watt
 

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Xeon Gold 6246R. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Instruction set extensions
Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX, Intel® AVX2, 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 6246R technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
+
 
EDB
+
 

Virtualization technologies

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

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Xeon Gold 6246R.
Supported memory types
DDR4-2933
 
of 4266 (Ryzen 9 4900H)
Maximum memory size
1 TB
 
Max memory channels
6
 
Maximum memory bandwidth
140.8 GB/s
 
ECC memory support
+
 

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of Xeon Gold 6246R'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 6246R. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

34.36

Passmark

30485

Game benchmarks

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

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