Intel Xeon Gold 6246 processor review

Xeon Gold 6246 processor released by Intel; release date: 2 April 2019. At the time of release, the processor cost $3286. The processor is designed for server-computers and based on Cascade Lake 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. Cache size: L1 - 768 KB, L2 - 12 MB, L3 - 24.75 MB.

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

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

Benchmarks

PassMark
Single thread mark
Top 1 CPU
This CPU
3046
2649
PassMark
CPU mark
Top 1 CPU
This CPU
80555
27205
Name Value
PassMark - Single thread mark 2649
PassMark - CPU mark 27205

Specifications (specs)

Essentials

Architecture codename Cascade Lake
Launch date 2 April 2019
Launch price (MSRP) $3286
Place in performance rating 27
Processor Number 6246
Series 2nd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable Processors
Status Launched
Vertical segment Server

Performance

Base frequency 3.30 GHz
L1 cache 768 KB
L2 cache 12 MB
L3 cache 24.75 MB
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

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

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 4S

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 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)