AMD EPYC 7351 vs Intel Xeon 5120

Comparative analysis of AMD EPYC 7351 and Intel Xeon 5120 processors for all known characteristics in the following categories: Essentials, Performance, Memory, Compatibility, Peripherals, Virtualization, Security & Reliability, Advanced Technologies. 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 7351

  • CPU is newer: launch date 11 year(s) 0 month(s) later
  • Processor is unlocked, an unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
  • 14 more cores, run more applications at once: 16 vs 2
  • Around 56% higher clock speed: 2.9 GHz vs 1.86 GHz
  • A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor: 14 nm vs 65 nm
  • 2x more L2 cache, more data can be stored in the L2 cache for quick access later
  • 2.3x better performance in PassMark - Single thread mark: 1728 vs 752
  • 27.2x better performance in PassMark - CPU mark: 21261 vs 783
Specifications (specs)
Launch date June 2017 vs June 2006
Unlocked Unlocked vs Locked
Number of cores 16 vs 2
Maximum frequency 2.9 GHz vs 1.86 GHz
Manufacturing process technology 14 nm vs 65 nm
L2 cache 512 KB (per core) vs 4096 KB
Max number of CPUs in a configuration 2 vs 1
Benchmarks
PassMark - Single thread mark 1728 vs 752
PassMark - CPU mark 21261 vs 783

Reasons to consider the Intel Xeon 5120

  • 2.6x lower typical power consumption: 65 Watt vs 155/170 Watt
  • Around 3% better performance in Geekbench 4 - Single Core: 3655 vs 3547
  • Around 9% better performance in Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core: 25615 vs 23587
Specifications (specs)
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 65 Watt vs 155/170 Watt
Benchmarks
Geekbench 4 - Single Core 3655 vs 3547
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core 25615 vs 23587

Compare benchmarks

CPU 1: AMD EPYC 7351
CPU 2: Intel Xeon 5120

PassMark - Single thread mark
CPU 1
CPU 2
1728
752
PassMark - CPU mark
CPU 1
CPU 2
21261
783
Geekbench 4 - Single Core
CPU 1
CPU 2
3547
3655
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core
CPU 1
CPU 2
23587
25615
Name AMD EPYC 7351 Intel Xeon 5120
PassMark - Single thread mark 1728 752
PassMark - CPU mark 21261 783
Geekbench 4 - Single Core 3547 3655
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core 23587 25615

Compare specifications (specs)

AMD EPYC 7351 Intel Xeon 5120

Essentials

Architecture codename Zen Woodcrest
Family AMD EPYC
Launch date June 2017 June 2006
Place in performance rating 72 199
Series AMD EPYC 7000 Series Legacy Intel® Xeon® Processors
Vertical segment Server Server
Launch price (MSRP) $45
Price now $1,628.48
Processor Number 5120
Status Discontinued
Value for money (0-100) 0.23

Performance

64 bit support
Base frequency 2.4 GHz 1.86 GHz
Die size 192 mm 143 mm2
L1 cache 96 KB (per core)
L2 cache 512 KB (per core) 4096 KB
L3 cache 64 MB
Manufacturing process technology 14 nm 65 nm
Maximum frequency 2.9 GHz 1.86 GHz
Number of cores 16 2
Number of threads 32
Transistor count 4800 million 291 million
Unlocked
Bus Speed 1066 MHz FSB
Maximum core temperature 65°C
VID voltage range B2=1.0V-1.5V, G0=.85V-1.5V

Memory

Max memory channels 8
Maximum memory bandwidth 307/341 GB/s
Supported memory frequency 2400/2666 MHz
Supported memory types DDR4 DDR2

Compatibility

Max number of CPUs in a configuration 2 1
Socket Count 1P/2P
Sockets supported TR4 LGA771
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 155/170 Watt 65 Watt
Low Halogen Options Available
Package Size 37.5mm x 37.5mm
Scenario Design Power (SDP) 0 W

Peripherals

PCI Express revision x128

Virtualization

AMD Virtualization (AMD-V™)
Intel® Virtualization Technology (VT-x)
Intel® VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)

Security & Reliability

Execute Disable Bit (EDB)
Intel® Trusted Execution technology (TXT)

Advanced Technologies

Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® technology
FSB parity
Idle States
Intel 64
Intel® Demand Based Switching
Intel® Hyper-Threading technology
Intel® Turbo Boost technology
Thermal Monitoring