Intel Xeon Gold 6346: specs and benchmarks

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Year of release 2021
Performance 34.56

Summary

Intel started Intel Xeon Gold 6346 sales 6 April 2021. This is Ice Lake-SP architecture desktop processor primarily aimed at professional systems. It has 16 cores and 32 threads, and is based on 10 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 3600 MHz and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is Intel Socket 4189 processor with a TDP of 205 Watt and a maximum temperature of 78 °C. It supports DDR4-3200 memory.

It provides good benchmark performance at

34.56%

of a leader's which is AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5995WX.

General info

Of Xeon Gold 6346 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

Place in performance rating63
Value for money15.56
Market segmentServer
Architecture codenameIce Lake-SP (2021)
Release date6 April 2021 (1 year ago)
Price now$2279 of 14999 (Xeon Platinum 9282)
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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 cores16 (Hexadeca-Core)
Threads32
Base clock speed3.1 GHzof 4.7 (FX-9590)
Boost clock speed3.6 GHzof 5.5 (Core i9-12900KS)
L1 cache64K (per core)of 1536 (EPYC Embedded 3401)
L2 cache1 MB (per core)of 12 (Core 2 Quad Q9550)
L3 cache36 MB (shared)of 32 (Ryzen Threadripper 1998)
Chip lithography10 nmof 5 (Apple M1)
Maximum core temperature78 °Cof 110 (Atom x7-E3950)
Maximum case temperature (TCase)78 °Cof 105 (Core i7-5950HQ)
64 bit support+
Windows 11 compatibility+
Unlocked multiplier-

Compatibility

Information on Xeon Gold 6346 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 (Opteron 842)
Socket4189
Thermal design power (TDP)205 Wattof 400 (Xeon Platinum 9282)

Technologies and extensions

Technological capabilities and additional instructions supported by Xeon Gold 6346. 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+
Speed Shift+
Turbo Boost Technology2.0
Hyper-Threading Technology+
TSX+

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 6346's memory controller. Depending on the motherboard, higher memory frequency may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR4-3200of 4800 (Ryzen 9 6980HX)
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 3 (Core i7-7700K)
PCI Express lanes64of 128 (EPYC 7551P)

Benchmark performance

Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of Xeon Gold 6346. Overall benchmark performance 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 6346 34.56
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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.

Xeon Gold 6346 37606

Relative perfomance

Overall Xeon Gold 6346 performance compared to nearest competitors among server CPUs.


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