Intel Xeon Silver 4314 vs Gold 6254

Price now 3421$
Games supported 100%
Intel Xeon Gold 6254
Intel Xeon Gold 6254
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  • Core clock speed
  • Max video memory
  • Memory type
  • Memory clock speed
  • Maximum resolution
Intel Xeon Silver 4314
Intel Xeon Silver 4314
  • Interface
  • Core clock speed
  • Max video memory
  • Memory type
  • Memory clock speed
  • Maximum resolution
Price now 819$
Games supported 100%

General info

Comparing Xeon Gold 6254 and Xeon Silver 4314 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and price.

Place in performance rating162163
Value for money3.2014.91
Market segmentServerServer
SeriesIntel Xeon Goldno data
Architecture codenameCascade Lake (2019−2020)Ice Lake-SP (2021)
Release date2 April 2019
(3 years old)
6 April 2021
(1 year old)
Launch price (MSRP)$3,803no data
Current price$3421 (0.9x MSRP)$819
Value for money

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Technical specs

Xeon Gold 6254 and Xeon Silver 4314 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 cores18 (Octadeca-Core)16 (Hexadeca-Core)
Base clock speed3.1 GHz2.4 GHz
Boost clock speed4 GHz3.4 GHz
Bus support4 × 8 GT/sno data
L1 cache1.125 MB64K (per core)
L2 cache18 MB1 MB (per core)
L3 cache24.75 MB24 MB (shared)
Chip lithography14 nm10 nm
Maximum core temperature82 °C86 °C
Maximum case temperature (TCase)no data86 °C
64 bit support++
Windows 11 compatibility++
Unlocked multiplier--


Information on Xeon Gold 6254 and Xeon Silver 4314 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
Thermal design power (TDP)200 Watt135 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Xeon Gold 6254 and Xeon Silver 4314. 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
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)+no data
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)++
Speed Shift++
Turbo Boost Technology2.02.0
Hyper-Threading Technology++
TSX+no data
Turbo Boost Max 3.0-no data

Security technologies

Xeon Gold 6254 and Xeon Silver 4314 technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

SGXno dataYes with Intel® SPS

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Xeon Gold 6254 and Xeon Silver 4314 are enumerated here.


Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel quantity of RAM supported by Xeon Gold 6254 and Xeon Silver 4314. Depending on the motherboards, higher memory frequencies may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR4-2933DDR4-2667
Maximum memory size1 TB6 TB
Max memory channels68
Maximum memory bandwidth140.8 GB/sno data
ECC memory support++


Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Xeon Gold 6254 and Xeon Silver 4314.

PCIe version3.04.0
PCI Express lanes4864

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 6254 23.65
Xeon Silver 4314 23.64
  • 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 6254 29356
Xeon Silver 4314 29347

Gaming performance

Advantages and disadvantages

Performance rating 23.65 23.64
Recency 2 April 2019 6 April 2021
Boost clock speed 3100 3400
Base clock speed 0 2400
Chip lithography 14 nm 10 nm
Thermal design power (TDP) 200 Watt 135 Watt

Technical City couldn't decide between

Intel Xeon Gold 6254
Xeon Gold 6254


Intel Xeon Silver 4314
Xeon Silver 4314

The differences in performance seem too small.

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