AMD EPYC 7262 vs Intel Xeon E5-2680 v4

Comparative analysis of AMD EPYC 7262 and Intel Xeon E5-2680 v4 processors for all known characteristics in the following categories: Essentials, Performance, Memory, Compatibility, Peripherals, Advanced Technologies, Virtualization, Graphics, Security & Reliability. Benchmark processor performance analysis: PassMark - Single thread mark, PassMark - CPU mark, Geekbench 4 - Single Core, Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core.

 

Differences

Reasons to consider the AMD EPYC 7262

  • CPU is newer: launch date 3 year(s) 4 month(s) later
  • Around 3% higher clock speed: 3.4 GHz vs 3.30 GHz
  • A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor: 7 nm, 14 nm vs 14 nm
  • Around 14% more L1 cache; more data can be stored in the L1 cache for quick access later
  • Around 14% more L2 cache; more data can be stored in the L2 cache for quick access later
  • 3.7x more L3 cache, more data can be stored in the L3 cache for quick access later
  • 2.7x more maximum memory size: 4 TB vs 1.5 TB
  • Around 1% better performance in PassMark - Single thread mark: 2007 vs 1985
  • Around 66% better performance in PassMark - CPU mark: 28706 vs 17253
Specifications (specs)
Launch date 7 Aug 2019 vs 10 March 2016
Maximum frequency 3.4 GHz vs 3.30 GHz
Manufacturing process technology 7 nm, 14 nm vs 14 nm
L1 cache 512 KB vs 448 KB
L2 cache 4 MB vs 3.5 MB
L3 cache 128 MB vs 35 MB
Maximum memory size 4 TB vs 1.5 TB
Benchmarks
PassMark - Single thread mark 2007 vs 1985
PassMark - CPU mark 28706 vs 17253

Reasons to consider the Intel Xeon E5-2680 v4

  • 6 more cores, run more applications at once: 14 vs 8
  • 12 more threads: 28 vs 16
  • Around 29% lower typical power consumption: 120 Watt vs 155 Watt
Number of cores 14 vs 8
Number of threads 28 vs 16
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 120 Watt vs 155 Watt

Compare benchmarks

CPU 1: AMD EPYC 7262
CPU 2: Intel Xeon E5-2680 v4

PassMark - Single thread mark
CPU 1
CPU 2
2007
1985
PassMark - CPU mark
CPU 1
CPU 2
28706
17253
Name AMD EPYC 7262 Intel Xeon E5-2680 v4
PassMark - Single thread mark 2007 1985
PassMark - CPU mark 28706 17253
Geekbench 4 - Single Core 3508
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core 30097

Compare specifications (specs)

AMD EPYC 7262 Intel Xeon E5-2680 v4

Essentials

Architecture codename Zen 2 Broadwell
Launch date 7 Aug 2019 10 March 2016
Launch price (MSRP) $575 $1,745
OPN PIB 100-100000041WOF
OPN Tray 100-000000041
Place in performance rating 123 43
Vertical segment Server Server
Price now $1,762.90
Processor Number E5-2680V4
Series Intel® Xeon® Processor E5 v4 Family
Status Launched
Value for money (0-100) 3.32

Performance

Base frequency 3.2 GHz 2.40 GHz
L1 cache 512 KB 448 KB
L2 cache 4 MB 3.5 MB
L3 cache 128 MB 35 MB
Manufacturing process technology 7 nm, 14 nm 14 nm
Maximum frequency 3.4 GHz 3.30 GHz
Number of cores 8 14
Number of threads 16 28
Unlocked
64 bit support
Bus Speed 9.6 GT/s QPI
Die size 306 mm
Front-side bus (FSB) 9.6 GT / s / QPI
Maximum core temperature 86°C
Number of QPI Links 2
Transistor count 4700 Million
VID voltage range 0

Memory

ECC memory support
Max memory channels 8 4
Maximum memory bandwidth 190.7 GB/s 76.8 GB/s
Maximum memory size 4 TB 1.5 TB
Supported memory types DDR4-3200 DDR4 1600/1866/2133/2400

Compatibility

Max number of CPUs in a configuration 2 2
Sockets supported SP3 FCLGA2011-3
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 155 Watt 120 Watt
Low Halogen Options Available
Package Size 45mm x 52.5mm

Peripherals

Max number of PCIe lanes 128 40
PCI Express revision 4.0 3.0
PCIe configurations x16, x8 x4, x8, x16
Scalability 2S

Advanced Technologies

AMD SenseMI
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

Virtualization

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)

Graphics

Processor graphics None

Security & Reliability

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