Intel Xeon Gold 6246R processor review

Xeon Gold 6246R processor released by Intel; release date: 24 Feb 2020. 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 - 16, threads - 32. Maximum CPU clock speed - 4.10 GHz. Maximum operating temperature - 75°C. Manufacturing process technology - 14 nm. Cache size: L1 - 1 MB, L2 - 16 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
2389
PassMark
CPU mark
Top 1 CPU
This CPU
88609
30485
Name Value
PassMark - Single thread mark 2389
PassMark - CPU mark 30485

Specifications (specs)

Essentials

Architecture codename Cascade Lake
Launch date 24 Feb 2020
Launch price (MSRP) $3286
Place in performance rating 92
Processor Number 6246R
Series 2nd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable Processors
Status Launched
Vertical segment Server

Performance

Base frequency 3.40 GHz
L1 cache 1 MB
L2 cache 16 MB
L3 cache 35.75 MB
Manufacturing process technology 14 nm
Maximum core temperature 75°C
Maximum frequency 4.10 GHz
Number of cores 16
Number of threads 32
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)