Intel Xeon Gold 6342 processor review

Xeon Gold 6342 processor released by Intel; release date: 6 Apr 2021. At the time of release, the processor cost $2529. The processor is designed for server-computers and based on Ice Lake microarchitecture.

CPU is locked to prevent overclocking. Total number of cores - 24, threads - 48. Maximum CPU clock speed - 3.50 GHz. Maximum operating temperature - 81°C. Manufacturing process technology - 10 nm. Cache size: L1 - 1.5 MB, L2 - 24 MB, L3 - 36 MB.

Supported memory types: DDR4-3200. Maximum memory size: 6 TB.

Supported socket types: FCLGA4189. Power consumption (TDP): 230 Watt.

Benchmarks

PassMark
Single thread mark
Top 1 CPU
This CPU
3775
2453
PassMark
CPU mark
Top 1 CPU
This CPU
87767
48330
Name Value
PassMark - Single thread mark 2453
PassMark - CPU mark 48330

Specifications (specs)

Essentials

Architecture codename Ice Lake
Launch date 6 Apr 2021
Launch price (MSRP) $2529
Place in performance rating 52
Processor Number 6342
Series 3rd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable Processors
Status Launched
Vertical segment Server

Performance

Base frequency 2.80 GHz
L1 cache 1.5 MB
L2 cache 24 MB
L3 cache 36 MB
Manufacturing process technology 10 nm
Maximum core temperature 81°C
Maximum frequency 3.50 GHz
Number of cores 24
Number of threads 48
Number of Ultra Path Interconnect (UPI) Links 3

Memory

Max memory channels 8
Maximum memory size 6 TB
Supported memory frequency 3200 MHz
Supported memory types DDR4-3200

Compatibility

Package Size 77.5mm x 56.5mm
Sockets supported FCLGA4189
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 230 Watt

Peripherals

Max number of PCIe lanes 64
PCI Express revision 4.0
Scalability 2S

Security & Reliability

Execute Disable Bit (EDB)
Intel® Run Sure Technology
Intel® Software Guard Extensions (Intel® SGX)
Intel® Trusted Execution technology (TXT)
Mode-based Execute Control (MBE)

Advanced Technologies

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)