AMD EPYC 7272 vs Intel Xeon Gold 6138

Comparative analysis of AMD EPYC 7272 and Intel Xeon Gold 6138 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.

 

Differences

Reasons to consider the AMD EPYC 7272

  • 5.3x more maximum memory size: 4 TB vs 768 GB
  • Around 4% lower typical power consumption: 120 Watt vs 125 Watt
  • Around 10% better performance in PassMark - CPU mark: 26454 vs 24115
Specifications (specs)
Maximum memory size 4 TB vs 768 GB
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 120 Watt vs 125 Watt
Benchmarks
PassMark - CPU mark 26454 vs 24115

Reasons to consider the Intel Xeon Gold 6138

  • 8 more cores, run more applications at once: 20 vs 12
  • 16 more threads: 40 vs 24
  • Around 16% higher clock speed: 3.70 GHz vs 3.2 GHz
  • Around 10% better performance in PassMark - Single thread mark: 2224 vs 2019
Specifications (specs)
Number of cores 20 vs 12
Number of threads 40 vs 24
Maximum frequency 3.70 GHz vs 3.2 GHz
Benchmarks
PassMark - Single thread mark 2224 vs 2019

Compare benchmarks

CPU 1: AMD EPYC 7272
CPU 2: Intel Xeon Gold 6138

PassMark - Single thread mark
CPU 1
CPU 2
2019
2224
PassMark - CPU mark
CPU 1
CPU 2
26454
24115
Name AMD EPYC 7272 Intel Xeon Gold 6138
PassMark - Single thread mark 2019 2224
PassMark - CPU mark 26454 24115

Compare specifications (specs)

AMD EPYC 7272 Intel Xeon Gold 6138

Essentials

Architecture codename Zen 2 Skylake
Family AMD EPYC
Launch date 7 Aug 2019 Q3'17
Launch price (MSRP) $625
OPN PIB 100-100000079WOF
OPN Tray 100-000000079
Place in performance rating 188 153
Series AMD EPYC 7002 Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors
Vertical segment Server Server
Processor Number 6138
Status Launched

Performance

Base frequency 2.9 GHz 2.00 GHz
L1 cache 768 KB
L2 cache 6 MB
L3 cache 64 MB
Maximum frequency 3.2 GHz 3.70 GHz
Number of cores 12 20
Number of threads 24 40
Unlocked
Manufacturing process technology 14 nm
Maximum core temperature 86°C
Number of Ultra Path Interconnect (UPI) Links 3

Memory

ECC memory support
Max memory channels 8 6
Maximum memory bandwidth 190.7 GB/s
Maximum memory size 4 TB 768 GB
Supported memory types DDR4-3200 DDR4-2666
Supported memory frequency 2666 MHz

Compatibility

Socket Count 1P/2P
Sockets supported SP3, LGA-4094 FCLGA3647
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 120 Watt 125 Watt
Low Halogen Options Available
Package Size 76.0mm x 56.5mm

Peripherals

Max number of PCIe lanes 128 48
PCI Express revision 4.0 3.0
PCIe configurations x16, x8
Scalability S4S

Security & Reliability

Execute Disable Bit (EDB)
Intel® Run Sure Technology
Intel® Trusted Execution technology (TXT)
Mode-based Execute Control (MBE)

Advanced Technologies

Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® technology
Instruction set extensions Intel® AVX-512
Intel 64
Intel® AES New Instructions
Intel® Hyper-Threading technology
Intel® Optane™ Memory Supported
Intel® TSX-NI
Intel® Turbo Boost technology
Intel® Volume Management Device (VMD)
Intel® vPro™ Platform Eligibility
Number of AVX-512 FMA Units 2
Speed Shift technology

Virtualization

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