Intel Xeon Gold 6338N: specs and benchmarks

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Summary

Intel started Xeon Gold 6338N sales 6 April 2021. This is an Ice Lake-SP architecture desktop processor primarily aimed at professional systems. It has 32 cores and 64 threads, and is based on 10 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 3500 MHz and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is FCLGA4189 processor with a TDP of 185 Watt and a maximum temperature of 83 °C. It supports DDR4-2667 memory.

It provides good benchmark performance at 27.58% of a leader's which is AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7995WX.

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General info

Xeon Gold 6338N processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

Place in performance ranking136
Place by popularitynot in top-100
Value for money5.51
Market segmentServer
Architecture codenameIce Lake-SP (2021)
Release date6 April 2021 (2 years old)
Current price$6213 of 17802 (Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7995WX)
Value for money

Performance per price, higher is better.

Technical specs

Basic microprocessor parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters can generally indicate CPU performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.

Physical cores32 (Dotriaconta-Core)
Threads64
Base clock speed2.2 GHzof 4.7 (Ryzen 9 7900X)
Boost clock speed3.5 GHzof 6 (Core i9-13900KS)
L1 cache64K (per core)of 7475.2 (Apple M2 Pro 10-Core)
L2 cache1 MB (per core)of 36 (Apple M2 Max)
L3 cache48 MB (shared)of 768 (EPYC 7773X)
Chip lithography10 nmof 3 (Apple M3 Max 16-Core)
Maximum core temperature83 °Cof 110 (Atom x7-E3950)
Maximum case temperature (TCase)83 °Cof 105 (Core i7-5950HQ)
64 bit support+
Windows 11 compatibility+
Unlocked multiplier-

Compatibility

Information on Xeon Gold 6338N compatibility with other computer components and devices: 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 configuration2of 8 (Xeon Platinum 8160M)
SocketFCLGA4189
Power consumption (TDP)185 Wattof 400 (Xeon Platinum 9282)

Technologies and extensions

Technological capabilities and additional instructions supported by Xeon Gold 6338N. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Instruction set extensionsIntel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX, Intel® AVX2, Intel® AVX-512
AES-NI+
AVX+
vPro+
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)+
Speed Shift+
Turbo Boost Technology2.0
Hyper-Threading Technology+
TSX+
StatusLaunched

Security technologies

Processor technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

TXT+
EDB+
SGXYes with Intel® SPS

Virtualization technologies

Supported virtual machine optimization technologies. Some are specific to Intel only, some to AMD.

VT-d+
VT-x+
EPT+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Xeon Gold 6338N's memory controller. Depending on the motherboard, higher memory frequency may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR4-2667of 5600 (Ryzen 9 7940H)
Maximum memory size6 TBof 786 (Xeon E5-2670 v3)
Max memory channels8of 12 (Xeon Platinum 9221)
ECC memory support+

Peripherals

Specifications and connection types of supported peripherals.

PCIe version4.0of 5 (Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7995WX)
PCI Express lanes64of 128 (EPYC 9654)

Benchmark performance

Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of Xeon Gold 6338N. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.


Combined synthetic benchmark 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.

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 6338N 42552

Gaming performance

Relative perfomance

Overall Xeon Gold 6338N performance compared to nearest competitors among server CPUs.


AMD EPYC 9124 102.61
Intel Xeon Gold 6338N 100

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