Intel Xeon Gold 6254 processor review

Xeon Gold 6254 processor released by Intel; release date: 2 Apr 2019. At the time of release, the processor cost $3803. The processor is designed for server-computers and based on Cascade Lake microarchitecture.

CPU is locked to prevent overclocking. Total number of cores - 18, threads - 36. Maximum CPU clock speed - 4.00 GHz. Manufacturing process technology - 14 nm. Cache size: L1 - 1.125 MB, L2 - 18 MB, L3 - 24.75 MB.

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

Supported socket types: FCLGA3647. Power consumption (TDP): 200 Watt.

Benchmarks

PassMark
Single thread mark
Top 1 CPU
This CPU
3044
2277
PassMark
CPU mark
Top 1 CPU
This CPU
47365
30018
Name Value
PassMark - Single thread mark 2277
PassMark - CPU mark 30018

Specifications (specs)

Essentials

Architecture codename Cascade Lake
Launch date 2 Apr 2019
Launch price (MSRP) $3803
Place in performance rating 14
Vertical segment Server

Performance

Base frequency 3.10 GHz
Bus Speed 4 × 8 GT/s
L1 cache 1.125 MB
L2 cache 18 MB
L3 cache 24.75 MB
Manufacturing process technology 14 nm
Maximum case temperature (TCase) 82 °C
Maximum frequency 4.00 GHz
Number of cores 18
Number of threads 36
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

Sockets supported FCLGA3647
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 200 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® Optane™ Memory Supported
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
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)