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AMD EPYC 7742 vs Intel Xeon Gold 6242R gaming benchmark

AMD EPYC 7742 vs Intel Xeon Gold 6242R

Processor comparisons   23-03-2021
   Let's say you can't decide which CPU to buy, you can make a choice by looking at the AMD EPYC 7742 vs Intel Xeon Gold 6242R tests and see which is better for games or normal use for machine learning, video editing, programming, rendering, streaming. Here you can find all information from real streaming and video editing tests or many benchmarks. A careful analysis of all the specifications, to make it easier to understand, is summarized in the table.
   From the video comparison, you can get the results of parallel examination in software tests such as Furmark, 3DMark, DaVinci Resolve Studio, Blender, World of Tanks enCore Benchmark, PassMark, Geekbench 5.2, Prime95, PCMark 10, WPrime, VeraCrypt, SuperPi, Blender, Gears 5, 7zip, RealBench, MATLAB, AIDA64, Dolphin Emulator, Handbrake, UserBenchmark, Cinebench 23 (20, 15).
   And how good the processors are in games:
  • Borderlands 3
  • World of Warcraft: Shadowlands
  • Valorant
  • Fallout 76
  • Rainbow Six Siege
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone
  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • DOOM: Eternal
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • Apex Legends
  • Last Man Standing
  • Assassin's Creed Valhalla
  • Fortnite
  • Watch Dogs Legion
  • Halo Infinite
  • Death Stranding
  • Overwatch
  • Valheim
  • Red Dead Redemption 2

   After looking at the data of joint benchmarks and videos, you already be able to know which CPU is better to buy for gaming Intel Xeon Gold 6242R or AMD EPYC 7742.

 
AMD EPYC 7742
Intel Xeon Gold 6242R

Summary benchmark results

As a percentage of the maximum value based on a sample from the entire base of all processors

Processor Benchmark
EPYC 774287% Xeon Gold 6242R69%
This shows the performance of the processors in single-threaded and multi-threaded mode. In this comparison, EPYC 7742 is 20% better than Xeon Gold 6242R. The data source is several popular tests. More detailed information of the benchmarks is below.

Gaming performance
Summary result of all game benchmarks.
EPYC 774292% Xeon Gold 6242R75%
The maximum result in this parameter is 100 percent, which is the performance of the most powerful processor currently available. And of course, this is a server processor, on which no one will run games. Because the cost of this processor reaches several tens of thousands of dollars. And if it seems to you that the selected CPU has a small game result, just look at the FPS that it produces in real games in the final table below.
List of less popular games in which processors were compared: Metro Exodus, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Ghostrunner, Hitman 3, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS GO), Control, NBA 2K20, Monster Hunter World, Forza Horizon 4, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG), Battlefield V, Microsoft Flight Simulator, Horizon Zero Dawn, Resident Evil 7 Biohazard, League of Legends (LOL), Half-Life: Alyx, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, DOTA 2A.

Gaming benchmark

Fortnite163.1133.1
Valorant185.4151.2
Cyberpunk 2077103.884.7
Apex Legends174.3142.1
Call of Duty Warzone139.0113.4
Overwatch150.2122.5
Red Dead Redemption 2127.9104.3
DOOM Eternal92.775.6
Warzone144.6117.9
Assassin's Creed155.7127.0
Valheim153.9125.5
The numbers in this table indicate the maximum FPS that was received on the device with the corresponding processor. Depending on the configuration of the computer (RAM size and Video Card) and graphics quality settings (Ultra, Medium, Normal), the results may differ quite significantly. We recommend that you better study the results of the Cinebench, GeekBench and Passmark becnmarks.
The computers participating in the comparing not only were the equipped with different video cards and different amounts of RAM. But users also tested them at different screen resolutions: 2K, 4K or FullHD. So the game benchmark data is approximate. But all video cards met the average system requirements of games. To be sure exactly how much performance the processor will be in games, if you get acquainted with the benchmarks that are made with the same video card that is installed in your computer.


Power consumption
EPYC 774216% Xeon Gold 6242R17%
To make a final resolution on which processor is better, you should also consider the generation of its core. It is clear that the newer the generation, the better the performance of the processor in games and benchmarks, as well as its energy efficiency. In this case the Xeon Gold 6242R is more energy efficient than the EPYC 7742 since it has less power consumption: 225W vs. 205W. Power consumption is especially important for laptops. And TDP should be taken into account when choosing a processor cooling system. It is necessary to calculate so that the TDP data specified in the cooler specification is greater than the TDP of the compared processor.


Software benchmarks

For example you want to use the processor not only for gaming, but also for video editing or video rendering, programming, machine learning, streaming, then first of all you need to pay attention to the performance in multi-threaded mode. In this mode, the CPU includes all threads and cores that it has to the maximum to reach maximum efficiency. You will find out this data from the benchmark tables below. Before you take into account the data from these tests, be sure to check whether the software you are going to use on your computer supports multi-threaded mode. Because there are still many programs that use only one core to work, and all the advantages of multi-core mode are unused.
Cinebench 23, 20 an 15
The results of this benchmark show Single-threaded and Multi-threaded CPU performance
AMD EPYC 7742 Intel Xeon Gold 6242R
Cinbench 15 Single-core202216
Cinbench 15 Multi-core83345946
Cinbench 20 Single-core398497
Cinbench 20 Multi-core2064414382
Cinbench 23 Single-core9331269
Cinbench 23 Multi-core4593836754

Passmark
This popular benchmark displays Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
AMD EPYC 7742 Intel Xeon Gold 6242R
Single-Core23522419
Multi-Core6738634882

GeekBench 5.2
This benchmark shows Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
AMD EPYC 7742 Intel Xeon Gold 6242R
Single-Core10911073
Multi-Core4862429161

Comparison of specifications

In the specification comparison table, the processor release date and overclocking capability will be the most helpful. The newer the processor, the longer it will last you. And the easier it will be to upgrade the system later. The same benefits from the presence of overclocking. If the processor can be overclocked, thereby increasing its performance, then it will still be able to produce maximum FPS in the newest games. Accordingly, you do not need to buy a new CPU to enjoy the games any longer. The economy are obvious!

AMD EPYC 7742 Intel Xeon Gold 6242R
Announcement dateApril 01, 2019October 01, 2020
TypeServerServer
SocketSP3FCLGA3647
Core nameRomeCascade Lake
ArchitectureZen 2x86
Generation22
Turbo Frequency3.4 MHz4.1 MHz
Frequency2.25 MHz3.1 MHz
Cores6420
Threads12840
Bus rate
Bit6464
Lithography14 nm
Transistors count86000 millions7510 millions
Power consumption (TDP)225 W205 W
Memory typeDDR4DDR4-2933
Max. Memory1 Gb
Memory Frequency
Memory bandwidth
L1 cache
L2 cache
L3 cache256MB35.75 MB
OverclockingNoYes
Supports ECCNoYes
Part number100-000000053
100-100000053WOF
In this comparison block, you should pay attention to the differences in clock speed and the number of cores. Here Xeon Gold 6242R is 27% better than EPYC 7742 in terms of CPU frequency. Another difference is that EPYC 7742 has 44 more core than Xeon Gold 6242R. Also keep in mind that high CPU frequency affects battery life through power consumption (relevant for laptops).

Result:
The number of parameters for which AMD EPYC 7742 is better: 21
The number of parameters for which Intel Xeon Gold 6242R is better: 12
   However, it should be understood that the summary data in the article above do not mean that taking them into account you should totally trust a simple comparison of these figures. Be sure to watch benchmarks video and read the reviews of of people who bought AMD EPYC 7742 and Intel Xeon Gold 6242R before deciding which processor to buy for gaming and which not.
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