Intel Xeon Gold 6242 vs Intel Xeon W-2155

Comparative analysis of Intel Xeon Gold 6242 and Intel Xeon W-2155 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 6242

  • 6 more cores, run more applications at once: 16 vs 10
  • 12 more threads: 32 vs 20
  • 2x more maximum memory size: 1 TB vs 512 GB
  • Around 16% better performance in PassMark - CPU mark: 25313 vs 21872
Specifications (specs)
Number of cores 16 vs 10
Number of threads 32 vs 20
Maximum memory size 1 TB vs 512 GB
Benchmarks
PassMark - CPU mark 25313 vs 21872

Reasons to consider the Intel Xeon W-2155

  • Around 15% higher clock speed: 4.50 GHz vs 3.90 GHz
  • Around 7% lower typical power consumption: 140 Watt vs 150 Watt
  • Around 23% better performance in PassMark - Single thread mark: 2471 vs 2001
Specifications (specs)
Maximum frequency 4.50 GHz vs 3.90 GHz
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 140 Watt vs 150 Watt
Benchmarks
PassMark - Single thread mark 2471 vs 2001

Compare benchmarks

CPU 1: Intel Xeon Gold 6242
CPU 2: Intel Xeon W-2155

PassMark - Single thread mark
CPU 1
CPU 2
2001
2471
PassMark - CPU mark
CPU 1
CPU 2
25313
21872
Name Intel Xeon Gold 6242 Intel Xeon W-2155
PassMark - Single thread mark 2001 2471
PassMark - CPU mark 25313 21872
Geekbench 4 - Single Core 5115
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core 32662

Compare specifications (specs)

Intel Xeon Gold 6242 Intel Xeon W-2155

Essentials

Architecture codename Cascade Lake Skylake
Family Xeon Gold
Launch date 2 April 2019 Q3'17
Launch price (MSRP) $2529
Place in performance rating 19 13
Processor Number 6242 W-2155
Series 6200 Intel® Xeon® W Processor
Vertical segment Server Server
Status Launched

Performance

64 bit support
Base frequency 2.80 GHz 3.30 GHz
L1 cache 1 MB
L2 cache 16 MB
L3 cache 22 MB
Manufacturing process technology 14 nm 14 nm
Maximum case temperature (TCase) 85 °C
Maximum frequency 3.90 GHz 4.50 GHz
Number of cores 16 10
Number of QPI Links 3 0
Number of threads 32 20
Unlocked
Bus Speed 0 GT/s QPI
Maximum core temperature 68
Number of Ultra Path Interconnect (UPI) Links 0

Memory

ECC memory support
Max memory channels 6 4
Maximum memory bandwidth 131.13 GB/s 85.3 GB/s
Maximum memory size 1 TB 512 GB
Supported memory frequency 2933 MHz
Supported memory types DDR4-2933 DDR4 1600/1866/2133/2400/2666

Compatibility

Sockets supported FCLGA3647 FCLGA2066
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 150 Watt 140 Watt
Low Halogen Options Available
Max number of CPUs in a configuration 1
Package Size 45mm x 52.5mm

Peripherals

Max number of PCIe lanes 48 48
PCI Express revision 3.0 3.0
PCIe configurations 1x16, x8, x4 x4, x8, x16
Scalability 4S 1S Only

Security & Reliability

Execute Disable Bit (EDB)
Intel® Trusted Execution technology (TXT)
Mode-based Execute Control (MBE)
Intel® Identity Protection technology
Intel® Memory Protection Extensions (Intel® MPX)
Intel® OS Guard
Intel® Secure Key technology
Intel® Software Guard Extensions (Intel® SGX)
Secure Boot

Advanced Technologies

Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® technology
Intel 64
Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX)
Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions 2 (AVX2)
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
Speed Shift technology
Turbo Boost Max 3.0
Idle States
Instruction set extensions Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX, Intel® AVX2, Intel® AVX-512
Intel® Demand Based Switching
Intel® Flex Memory Access
Number of AVX-512 FMA Units 2
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)