AMD EPYC 3201 vs Intel Xeon E5-2658A v3

Comparative analysis of AMD EPYC 3201 and Intel Xeon E5-2658A v3 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.



Reasons to consider the AMD EPYC 3201

  • Around 106797% higher clock speed: 3100 MHz vs 2.90 GHz
  • Around 4% higher maximum core temperature: 95 °C vs 91
  • A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor: 14 nm vs 22 nm
  • 3.5x lower typical power consumption: 30 Watt vs 105 Watt
Maximum frequency 3100 MHz vs 2.90 GHz
Maximum core temperature 95 °C vs 91
Manufacturing process technology 14 nm vs 22 nm
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 30 Watt vs 105 Watt

Reasons to consider the Intel Xeon E5-2658A v3

  • 4 more cores, run more applications at once: 12 vs 8
  • 16 more threads: 24 vs 8
Number of cores 12 vs 8
Number of threads 24 vs 8

Compare benchmarks

CPU 1: AMD EPYC 3201
CPU 2: Intel Xeon E5-2658A v3

Name AMD EPYC 3201 Intel Xeon E5-2658A v3
PassMark - Single thread mark 2027
PassMark - CPU mark 12677
Geekbench 4 - Single Core 2959
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core 20447

Compare specifications (specs)

AMD EPYC 3201 Intel Xeon E5-2658A v3


Architecture codename Zen Haswell
Family EPYC Embedded
Launch date 21 February 2018 Q1'15
Place in performance rating 313 66
Series 3000 Intel® Xeon® Processor E5 v3 Family
Vertical segment Embedded Embedded
Processor Number E5-2658AV3
Status Launched


64 bit support
Base frequency 1500 MHz 2.20 GHz
L1 cache 768 KB
L2 cache 4 MB
L3 cache 16 MB
Manufacturing process technology 14 nm 22 nm
Maximum core temperature 95 °C 91
Maximum frequency 3100 MHz 2.90 GHz
Number of cores 8 12
Number of threads 8 24
Bus Speed 9.6 GT/s QPI
Number of QPI Links 2
VID voltage range 0.65V–1.30V


ECC memory support
Max memory channels 2 4
Maximum memory bandwidth 34.1 GB/s 68 GB/s
Supported memory types DDR4-2133 DDR4 1600/1866/2133
Maximum memory size 768 GB


Sockets supported BGA (SP4r2) FCLGA2011-3
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 30 Watt 105 Watt
Low Halogen Options Available
Max number of CPUs in a configuration 2
Package Size 52.5mm x 45mm


Integrated LAN
Max number of PCIe lanes 32 40
Max number of SATA 6 Gb/s Ports 8
Number of USB ports 4
PCI Express revision 3.0 3.0
PCIe configurations x16, x8, x4, x2 x4, x8, x16
USB revision 3.0
Scalability 2S

Security & Reliability

Secure Boot
Execute Disable Bit (EDB)
Intel® Identity Protection technology
Intel® OS Guard
Intel® Secure Key technology
Intel® Trusted Execution technology (TXT)

Advanced Technologies

Enhanced Virus Protection (EVP)
Fused Multiply-Add 3 (FMA3)
Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX)
Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions 2 (AVX2)
Intel® AES New Instructions
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® technology
Idle States
Instruction set extensions Intel® AVX2
Intel 64
Intel® Demand Based Switching
Intel® Flex Memory Access
Intel® Hyper-Threading technology
Intel® TSX-NI
Intel® Turbo Boost technology
Intel® vPro™ Platform Eligibility
Physical Address Extensions (PAE) 46-bit
Thermal Monitoring


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