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Intel Xeon Gold 6242R vs AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X gaming benchmark

Intel Xeon Gold 6242R vs AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X

Processor comparisons   17-03-2021
   If there are difficulties with the choice of a CPU, you will solve them by reading the full tests Intel Xeon Gold 6242R vs AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X and decide which is better for games or simple use for rendering, streaming, machine learning, programming, video editing. Here you can find all information from several benchmarks or real video editing and streaming tests. A step-by-step analysis of all the specifications, so that it can be easier to read, is made by the table.
   From the video comparison, you can get the results of joint testing in special test applications like Blender, Prime95, SuperPi, Handbrake, World of Tanks enCore Benchmark, AIDA64, Blender, PCMark 10, MATLAB, DaVinci Resolve Studio, Gears 5, 3DMark, Furmark, RealBench, PassMark, VeraCrypt, Geekbench 5.2, Cinebench 23 (20, 15), WPrime, Dolphin Emulator, UserBenchmark, 7zip.
   And how good the CPUs are in games:
  • Borderlands 3
  • Valorant
  • Death Stranding
  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • Overwatch
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Fortnite
  • Valheim
  • Rainbow Six Siege
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone
  • Watch Dogs Legion
  • Fallout 76
  • Last Man Standing
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • Apex Legends
  • World of Warcraft: Shadowlands
  • DOOM: Eternal
  • Assassin's Creed Valhalla
  • Halo Infinite

   After looking at the data these benchmarks and videos, you already be able to know which processor is better to buy for gaming AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X or Intel Xeon Gold 6242R.

 
Intel Xeon Gold 6242R
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X

Summary benchmark results

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

Processor Benchmark
Xeon Gold 6242R69% Ryzen Threadripper 3970X86%
This shows the performance of the processors in single-threaded and multi-threaded mode. In this comparison, Ryzen Threadripper 3970X is 19% 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.
Xeon Gold 6242R75% Ryzen Threadripper 3970X73%
The maximum result in this parameter is 100 percent, which is the performance of the most powerful processor at the moment. And of course, this is a server processor, on which no one will run games. Because this processor costs several tens of thousands of dollars. Therefore, if you think that the selected CPU has a low game result, 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: Resident Evil 7 Biohazard, Half-Life: Alyx, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS GO), NBA 2K20, Ghostrunner, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Forza Horizon 4, Microsoft Flight Simulator, Hitman 3, Metro Exodus, League of Legends (LOL), Monster Hunter World, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG), Horizon Zero Dawn, DOTA 2A, Battlefield V, Control.

Gaming benchmark

Fortnite133.1130.2
Valorant151.2147.9
Cyberpunk 207784.782.8
Apex Legends142.1139.1
Call of Duty Warzone113.4110.9
Overwatch122.5119.8
Red Dead Redemption 2104.3102.1
DOOM Eternal75.674.0
Warzone117.9115.4
Assassin's Creed127.0124.3
Valheim125.5122.8
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: 4K, 2K or FullHD. So the game benchmark data is approximate. But all video cards met the average system requirements of games. You will get more accurate information about how powerful the processor will be in games, if you compare it in one assembly with the video card that is installed in your computer.


Power consumption
Xeon Gold 6242R17% Ryzen Threadripper 3970X15%
To make a finishing 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 Ryzen Threadripper 3970X as it consumes less power: 205W vs. 280W. Power consumption is especially important for laptops. Also, when choosing a processor cooling system, it will be useful to know its TDP. You need to buy a cooler that has the TDP data specified in the specification was 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 machine learning, streaming, video rendering or video editing, programming, then first of all you need to pay attention to the performance in multi-threaded mode. In this mode, to reach maximum performance, the CPU uses all threads and cores that it has. You will learn this data from the benchmark tables below. Before you take into account the data from these tests, be sure to make sure that the program that you are going to use on your computer can work in multi-threaded mode. Since there are still many programs that can use only one core to run, and all the advantages of multi-core mode turns out to be unnecessary.
Cinebench 23, 20 an 15
The results of this benchmark show Single-threaded and Multi-threaded CPU performance
Intel Xeon Gold 6242R AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X
Cinbench 15 Single-core216209
Cinbench 15 Multi-core59467398
Cinbench 20 Single-core497509
Cinbench 20 Multi-core1438217444
Cinbench 23 Single-core12691270
Cinbench 23 Multi-core3675447102

Passmark
This popular benchmark displays Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
Intel Xeon Gold 6242R AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X
Single-Core24192686
Multi-Core3488264446

GeekBench 5.2
This benchmark shows Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
Intel Xeon Gold 6242R AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X
Single-Core10731312
Multi-Core2916127290

Comparison of specifications

In the specification comparison table, the most useful will be the release date of the processor and the possibility of overclocking it. The newer the processor, the longer it will last you. And the easier it will be to upgrade the system in the future. The same can be said about overclocking. If the processor can be overclocked, thereby increasing its performance, then it will continue to maintain maximum FPS in the newest games. Accordingly, you do not need to buy a new CPU to enjoy the games any longer. The savings are obvious!

Intel Xeon Gold 6242R AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X
Announcement dateOctober 01, 2020November 25, 2019
TypeServerDesktop
SocketFCLGA3647sTRX4
Core nameCascade LakeCastle Peak
Architecturex86Zen 2
Generation23
Turbo Frequency4.1 MHz4.5 MHz
Frequency3.1 MHz3.7 MHz
Cores2032
Threads4064
Bus rate
Bit6464
Lithography14 nm7 nm
Transistors count7510 millions22600 millions
Power consumption (TDP)205 W280 W
Memory typeDDR4-2933DDR4
Max. Memory1 Gb
Memory Frequency3200
Memory bandwidth
L1 cache2MB
L2 cache16MB
L3 cache35.75 MB128MB
OverclockingYesYes
Supports ECCYesNo
Part number100-000000011
100-100000011WOF
In this comparison block, you should pay attention to the differences in clock speed and the number of cores. Here Ryzen Threadripper 3970X is 16% better than Xeon Gold 6242R in terms of CPU frequency. Another difference is that Ryzen Threadripper 3970X has 12 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 Intel Xeon Gold 6242R is better: 18
The number of parameters for which AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X is better: 18
   Although it should be understood that the summary data in the table above do not mean that taking them into account you should fully trust a simple comparison of these figures. Better to watch the video tests and read the opinion of of people who bought Intel Xeon Gold 6242R and AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X before making a choice which CPU to buy for gaming and which not.
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• Vs Ryzen Threadripper 3960X
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• Call of Duty: Warzone gaming benchmark
• Overwatch gaming benchmark
• Red Dead Redemption 2 gaming benchmark
• DOOM Eternal gaming benchmark
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