Intel Xeon Gold 6242R processor review

Xeon Gold 6242R processor released by Intel; release date: 24 Feb 2020. At the time of release, the processor cost $2529. The processor is designed for server-computers and based on Cascade Lake microarchitecture.

CPU is locked to prevent overclocking. Total number of cores - 20, threads - 40. Maximum CPU clock speed - 4.10 GHz. Maximum operating temperature - 76°C. Manufacturing process technology - 14 nm. Cache size: L1 - 1.25 MB, L2 - 20 MB, L3 - 35.75 MB.

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

Supported socket types: FCLGA3647. Power consumption (TDP): 205 Watt.

Benchmarks

PassMark
Single thread mark
Top 1 CPU
This CPU
3563
2444
PassMark
CPU mark
Top 1 CPU
This CPU
88609
34987
Name Value
PassMark - Single thread mark 2444
PassMark - CPU mark 34987

Specifications (specs)

Essentials

Architecture codename Cascade Lake
Launch date 24 Feb 2020
Launch price (MSRP) $2529
Place in performance rating 65
Processor Number 6242R
Series 2nd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable Processors
Status Launched
Vertical segment Server

Performance

Base frequency 3.10 GHz
L1 cache 1.25 MB
L2 cache 20 MB
L3 cache 35.75 MB
Manufacturing process technology 14 nm
Maximum core temperature 76°C
Maximum frequency 4.10 GHz
Number of cores 20
Number of threads 40
Number of Ultra Path Interconnect (UPI) Links 2

Memory

Max memory channels 6
Maximum memory size 1 TB
Supported memory frequency 2933 MHz
Supported memory types DDR4-2933

Compatibility

Package Size 76.0mm x 56.5mm
Sockets supported FCLGA3647
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 205 Watt

Peripherals

Max number of PCIe lanes 48
PCI Express revision 3.0
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® Turbo Boost technology
Intel® Volume Management Device (VMD)
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)