Intel Xeon Bronze 3204 processor review

Xeon Bronze 3204 processor released by Intel; release date: 2 Apr 2019. At the time of release, the processor cost $224. The processor is designed for server-computers and based on Cascade Lake microarchitecture.

CPU is locked to prevent overclocking. Total number of cores - 6, threads - 6. Maximum CPU clock speed - 1.90 GHz. Maximum operating temperature - 77°C. Manufacturing process technology - 14 nm. Cache size: L1 - 384 KB, L2 - 6 MB, L3 - 8.25 MB.

Supported memory types: DDR4-2133. Maximum memory size: 1 TB.

Supported socket types: FCLGA3647. Power consumption (TDP): 85 Watt.

Benchmarks

PassMark
Single thread mark
Top 1 CPU
This CPU
3046
1191
PassMark
CPU mark
Top 1 CPU
This CPU
81037
5791
Name Value
PassMark - Single thread mark 1191
PassMark - CPU mark 5791

Specifications (specs)

Essentials

Architecture codename Cascade Lake
Launch date 2 Apr 2019
Launch price (MSRP) $224
Place in performance rating 705
Processor Number 3204
Series 2nd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable Processors
Status Launched
Vertical segment Server

Performance

Base frequency 1.90 GHz
L1 cache 384 KB
L2 cache 6 MB
L3 cache 8.25 MB
Manufacturing process technology 14 nm
Maximum core temperature 77°C
Maximum frequency 1.90 GHz
Number of cores 6
Number of threads 6
Number of Ultra Path Interconnect (UPI) Links 2

Memory

ECC memory support
Max memory channels 6
Maximum memory bandwidth 95.37 GB/s
Maximum memory size 1 TB
Supported memory frequency 2133 MHz
Supported memory types DDR4-2133

Compatibility

Package Size 76.0mm x 56.5mm
Sockets supported FCLGA3647
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 85 Watt

Peripherals

Max number of PCIe lanes 48
PCI Express revision 3.0
PCIe configurations x16, x8, x4
Scalability 2S

Security & Reliability

Execute Disable Bit (EDB)
Intel® Run Sure Technology
Intel® Trusted Execution technology (TXT)
Mode-based Execute Control (MBE)

Advanced Technologies

Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® technology
Instruction set extensions Intel SSE4.2, Intel AVX, Intel AVX2, Intel AVX-512
Intel 64
Intel® AES New Instructions
Intel® Hyper-Threading technology
Intel® TSX-NI
Intel® Turbo Boost technology
Intel® Volume Management Device (VMD)
Intel® vPro™ Platform Eligibility
Number of AVX-512 FMA Units 1
Speed Shift technology

Virtualization

Intel® Virtualization Technology (VT-x)
Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d)
Intel® VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)