Intel Xeon Gold 6146 vs Intel Xeon E5-2450 v2

Comparative analysis of Intel Xeon Gold 6146 and Intel Xeon E5-2450 v2 processors for all known characteristics in the following categories: Essentials, Performance, Memory, Compatibility, Peripherals, Security & Reliability, Advanced Technologies, Virtualization. Benchmark processor performance analysis: PassMark - Single thread mark, PassMark - CPU mark, Geekbench 4 - Single Core, Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core.

 

Differences

Reasons to consider the Intel Xeon Gold 6146

  • 4 more cores, run more applications at once: 12 vs 8
  • 8 more threads: 24 vs 16
  • Around 27% higher clock speed: 4.20 GHz vs 3.30 GHz
  • A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor: 14 nm vs 22 nm
  • 2x more maximum memory size: 768 GB vs 384 GB
  • Around 74% better performance in Geekbench 4 - Single Core: 4964 vs 2856
  • 2x better performance in Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core: 35971 vs 17874
Specifications (specs)
Number of cores 12 vs 8
Number of threads 24 vs 16
Maximum frequency 4.20 GHz vs 3.30 GHz
Manufacturing process technology 14 nm vs 22 nm
Maximum memory size 768 GB vs 384 GB
Benchmarks
Geekbench 4 - Single Core 4964 vs 2856
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core 35971 vs 17874

Reasons to consider the Intel Xeon E5-2450 v2

  • Around 5% higher maximum core temperature: 80°C vs 76°C
  • Around 74% lower typical power consumption: 95 Watt vs 165 Watt
Maximum core temperature 80°C vs 76°C
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 95 Watt vs 165 Watt

Compare benchmarks

CPU 1: Intel Xeon Gold 6146
CPU 2: Intel Xeon E5-2450 v2

Geekbench 4 - Single Core
CPU 1
CPU 2
4964
2856
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core
CPU 1
CPU 2
35971
17874
Name Intel Xeon Gold 6146 Intel Xeon E5-2450 v2
PassMark - Single thread mark 2508
PassMark - CPU mark 24126
Geekbench 4 - Single Core 4964 2856
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core 35971 17874

Compare specifications (specs)

Intel Xeon Gold 6146 Intel Xeon E5-2450 v2

Essentials

Architecture codename Skylake Ivy Bridge EN
Launch date Q3'17 September 2013
Place in performance rating 6 93
Processor Number 6146 E5-2450V2
Series Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors Intel® Xeon® Processor E5 v2 Family
Status Launched Launched
Vertical segment Server Server

Performance

Base frequency 3.20 GHz 2.50 GHz
Manufacturing process technology 14 nm 22 nm
Maximum core temperature 76°C 80°C
Maximum frequency 4.20 GHz 3.30 GHz
Number of cores 12 8
Number of threads 24 16
Number of Ultra Path Interconnect (UPI) Links 3
64 bit support
Bus Speed 8 GT/s QPI
Die size 160 mm
L1 cache 64 KB (per core)
L2 cache 256 KB (per core)
L3 cache 20480 KB (shared)
Number of QPI Links 1
Transistor count 1400 million
VID voltage range 0.65-1.30V

Memory

Max memory channels 6 3
Maximum memory size 768 GB 384 GB
Supported memory frequency 2666 MHz
Supported memory types DDR4-2666 DDR3 800/1066/1333/1600
ECC memory support
Maximum memory bandwidth 38.4 GB/s

Compatibility

Low Halogen Options Available
Package Size 76.0mm x 56.5mm 45mm x 42.5mm
Sockets supported FCLGA3647 FCLGA1356
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 165 Watt 95 Watt
Max number of CPUs in a configuration 2

Peripherals

Max number of PCIe lanes 48 24
PCI Express revision 3.0 3.0
Scalability S4S 2S Only
PCIe configurations x4, x8, x16

Security & Reliability

Execute Disable Bit (EDB)
Intel® Run Sure Technology
Intel® Trusted Execution technology (TXT)
Mode-based Execute Control (MBE)
Intel® Identity Protection technology
Intel® OS Guard
Intel® Secure Key technology

Advanced Technologies

Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® technology
Instruction set extensions Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX, Intel® AVX2, Intel® AVX-512 Intel® AVX
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
Idle States
Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX)
Intel® Demand Based Switching
Intel® Flex Memory Access
Physical Address Extensions (PAE) 46-bit
Thermal Monitoring

Virtualization

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