Intel Xeon Gold 6252 processor review

Xeon Gold 6252 processor released by Intel; release date: 2 Apr 2019. At the time of release, the processor cost $3655 - $3662. The processor is designed for server-computers and based on Cascade Lake microarchitecture.

CPU is locked to prevent overclocking. Total number of cores - 24, threads - 48. Maximum CPU clock speed - 3.70 GHz. Maximum operating temperature - 86°C. Manufacturing process technology - 14 nm. Cache size: L1 - 1.5 MB, L2 - 24 MB, L3 - 35.75 MB.

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

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


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Specifications (specs)


Architecture codename Cascade Lake
Launch date 2 Apr 2019
Launch price (MSRP) $3655 - $3662
Place in performance rating 189
Processor Number 6252
Series 2nd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable Processors
Status Launched
Vertical segment Server


Base frequency 2.10 GHz
L1 cache 1.5 MB
L2 cache 24 MB
L3 cache 35.75 MB
Manufacturing process technology 14 nm
Maximum core temperature 86°C
Maximum frequency 3.70 GHz
Number of cores 24
Number of threads 48
Number of Ultra Path Interconnect (UPI) Links 3


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


Package Size 76.0mm x 56.5mm
Sockets supported FCLGA3647
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 150 Watt


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® Turbo Boost technology
Intel® Volume Management Device (VMD)
Number of AVX-512 FMA Units 2
Speed Shift technology


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