Intel Xeon Gold 6146 processor review

Xeon Gold 6146 processor released by Intel; release date: Q3'17. The processor is designed for server-computers and based on Skylake microarchitecture.

CPU is locked to prevent overclocking. Total number of cores - 12, threads - 24. Maximum CPU clock speed - 4.20 GHz. Maximum operating temperature - 76°C. Manufacturing process technology - 14 nm.

Supported memory types: DDR4-2666. Maximum memory size: 768 GB.

Supported socket types: FCLGA3647. Power consumption (TDP): 165 Watt.

Benchmarks

PassMark
Single thread mark
Top 1 CPU
This CPU
3044
2330
PassMark
CPU mark
Top 1 CPU
This CPU
47365
25142
Geekbench 4
Single Core
Top 1 CPU
This CPU
6265
4964
Geekbench 4
Multi-Core
Top 1 CPU
This CPU
49962
35971
Name Value
PassMark - Single thread mark 2330
PassMark - CPU mark 25142
Geekbench 4 - Single Core 4964
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core 35971

Specifications (specs)

Essentials

Architecture codename Skylake
Launch date Q3'17
Place in performance rating 13
Processor Number 6146
Series Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors
Status Launched
Vertical segment Server

Performance

Base frequency 3.20 GHz
Manufacturing process technology 14 nm
Maximum core temperature 76°C
Maximum frequency 4.20 GHz
Number of cores 12
Number of threads 24
Number of Ultra Path Interconnect (UPI) Links 3

Memory

Max memory channels 6
Maximum memory size 768 GB
Supported memory frequency 2666 MHz
Supported memory types DDR4-2666

Compatibility

Low Halogen Options Available
Package Size 76.0mm x 56.5mm
Sockets supported FCLGA3647
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 165 Watt

Peripherals

Max number of PCIe lanes 48
PCI Express revision 3.0
Scalability S4S

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® Optane™ Memory Supported
Intel® TSX-NI
Intel® Turbo Boost technology
Intel® Volume Management Device (VMD)
Intel® vPro™ Platform Eligibility
Number of AVX-512 FMA Units 2
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)