Intel Xeon Gold 6242 processor review

Intel Xeon Gold 6242

Xeon Gold 6242 processor released by Intel; release date: 2 April 2019. At the time of release, the processor cost $2529. The processor is designed for server-computers and based on Cascade Lake microarchitecture.

CPU is unlocked for overclocking. Total number of cores - 16, threads - 32. Maximum CPU clock speed - 3.90 GHz. Manufacturing process technology - 14 nm. Cache size: L1 - 1 MB, L2 - 16 MB, L3 - 22 MB.

Supported memory types: DDR4-2933. Maximum memory size: 1 TB.

Supported socket types: FCLGA3647. Power consumption (TDP): 150 Watt.

Benchmarks

PassMark
Single thread mark
Top 1 CPU
This CPU
2973
2001
PassMark
CPU mark
Top 1 CPU
This CPU
31767
25313
Name Value
PassMark - Single thread mark 2001
PassMark - CPU mark 25313

Specifications (specs)

Essentials

Architecture codename Cascade Lake
Family Xeon Gold
Launch date 2 April 2019
Launch price (MSRP) $2529
Place in performance rating 17
Processor Number 6242
Series 6200
Vertical segment Server

Performance

64 bit support
Base frequency 2.80 GHz
L1 cache 1 MB
L2 cache 16 MB
L3 cache 22 MB
Manufacturing process technology 14 nm
Maximum case temperature (TCase) 85 °C
Maximum frequency 3.90 GHz
Number of cores 16
Number of QPI Links 3
Number of threads 32
Unlocked

Memory

ECC memory support
Max memory channels 6
Maximum memory bandwidth 131.13 GB/s
Maximum memory size 1 TB
Supported memory frequency 2933 MHz
Supported memory types DDR4-2933

Compatibility

Sockets supported FCLGA3647
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 150 Watt

Peripherals

Max number of PCIe lanes 48
PCI Express revision 3.0
PCIe configurations 1x16, x8, x4
Scalability 4S

Security & Reliability

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

Advanced Technologies

Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® technology
Intel 64
Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX)
Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions 2 (AVX2)
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
Speed Shift technology
Turbo Boost Max 3.0

Virtualization

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