With 22 cores and 44 threads per CPU, the Intel Xeon Gold 6152 is the highest core count Intel Xeon Gold 6100 series CPU available on the market at this time. There is a numerically higher Intel Xeon Gold 6154 SKU that features 18 cores and higher clock speeds but the Intel Xeon Gold 6152 is the 22 core model, similar to the previous generation Xeon E5-2699 V4. Continuing our series, this review is going to focus on the Intel Xeon Gold 6152’s performance, power consumption, and market positioning.
Key stats for the Intel Xeon Gold 6152: 22 cores / 44 threads, 2.1GHz base and 3.7GHz turbo with 30.25MB L3 cache. The CPU features a 140W TDP. This is a $3660 price point. Here is the ARK page with the feature set.
Here is what the lscpu output looks like for the chips:
This particular shot was taken in a dual socket system, however, we are going to focus on single CPU performance in this article.
Here is our basic test configuration for single-socket Xeon Scalable systems:
- Motherboard: Supermicro X11SPH-nCTF
- CPU: Intel Xeon Gold 6152
- RAM: 6x 16GB DDR4-2666 RDIMMs (Micron)
- SSD: Intel DC S3710 400GB
- SATADOM: Supermicro 32GB SATADOM
Realistically, we expect these to be deployed in dual socket scenarios. We wanted to quickly generate a large number of test results so we are going through a series of single socket results first. This is a decent system with 96GB of RAM but it can be expanded to 768GB as needs arise. The other important aspect is that we are keeping this test system stable and consistent for our benchmarking so we can have reliable power and performance numbers. Our readers often wonder, “which CPU should I get?” and that question often has three parts:
- What is the cost?
- What is the performance?
- What is the impact to the price/ performance ratio of my applications?
Our goal with this series is to help our readers understand a relative performance ranking between CPUs. That way if you see two options in your configurator or from a sales rep quote, you have some idea of what you are getting with each option.
Next, we are going to look at the Intel Xeon Gold 6152 benchmarks. After that, we are going to discuss power consumption as well as market positioning before concluding with our final thoughts.