AMD EPYC 7351 vs Intel Xeon E5-2450 v2

Comparative analysis of AMD EPYC 7351 and Intel Xeon E5-2450 v2 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 3 year(s) 9 month(s) later
  • Processor is unlocked, an unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
  • 8 more cores, run more applications at once: 16 vs 8
  • 16 more threads: 32 vs 16
  • A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor: 14 nm vs 22 nm
  • 3x more L1 cache, more data can be stored in the L1 cache for quick access later
  • 4x more L2 cache, more data can be stored in the L2 cache for quick access later
  • 3.2x more L3 cache, more data can be stored in the L3 cache for quick access later
  • Around 24% better performance in Geekbench 4 - Single Core: 3547 vs 2856
  • Around 32% better performance in Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core: 23587 vs 17874
Specifications (specs)
Launch date June 2017 vs September 2013
Unlocked Unlocked vs Locked
Number of cores 16 vs 8
Number of threads 32 vs 16
Manufacturing process technology 14 nm vs 22 nm
L1 cache 96 KB (per core) vs 64 KB (per core)
L2 cache 512 KB (per core) vs 256 KB (per core)
L3 cache 64 MB vs 20480 KB (shared)
Benchmarks
Geekbench 4 - Single Core 3547 vs 2856
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core 23587 vs 17874

Reasons to consider the Intel Xeon E5-2450 v2

  • Around 14% higher clock speed: 3.30 GHz vs 2.9 GHz
  • Around 79% lower typical power consumption: 95 Watt vs 155/170 Watt
Maximum frequency 3.30 GHz vs 2.9 GHz
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 95 Watt vs 155/170 Watt

Compare benchmarks

CPU 1: AMD EPYC 7351
CPU 2: Intel Xeon E5-2450 v2

Geekbench 4 - Single Core
CPU 1
CPU 2
3547
2856
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core
CPU 1
CPU 2
23587
17874
Name AMD EPYC 7351 Intel Xeon E5-2450 v2
PassMark - Single thread mark 1728
PassMark - CPU mark 21261
Geekbench 4 - Single Core 3547 2856
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core 23587 17874

Compare specifications (specs)

AMD EPYC 7351 Intel Xeon E5-2450 v2

Essentials

Architecture codename Zen Ivy Bridge EN
Family AMD EPYC
Launch date June 2017 September 2013
Place in performance rating 72 93
Series AMD EPYC 7000 Series Intel® Xeon® Processor E5 v2 Family
Vertical segment Server Server
Processor Number E5-2450V2
Status Launched

Performance

64 bit support
Base frequency 2.4 GHz 2.50 GHz
Die size 192 mm 160 mm
L1 cache 96 KB (per core) 64 KB (per core)
L2 cache 512 KB (per core) 256 KB (per core)
L3 cache 64 MB 20480 KB (shared)
Manufacturing process technology 14 nm 22 nm
Maximum frequency 2.9 GHz 3.30 GHz
Number of cores 16 8
Number of threads 32 16
Transistor count 4800 million 1400 million
Unlocked
Bus Speed 8 GT/s QPI
Maximum core temperature 80°C
Number of QPI Links 1
VID voltage range 0.65-1.30V

Memory

Max memory channels 8 3
Maximum memory bandwidth 307/341 GB/s 38.4 GB/s
Supported memory frequency 2400/2666 MHz
Supported memory types DDR4 DDR3 800/1066/1333/1600
ECC memory support
Maximum memory size 384 GB

Compatibility

Max number of CPUs in a configuration 2 2
Socket Count 1P/2P
Sockets supported TR4 FCLGA1356
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 155/170 Watt 95 Watt
Low Halogen Options Available
Package Size 45mm x 42.5mm

Peripherals

PCI Express revision x128 3.0
Max number of PCIe lanes 24
PCIe configurations x4, x8, x16
Scalability 2S Only

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)

Security & Reliability

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

Advanced Technologies

Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® technology
Idle States
Instruction set extensions Intel® AVX
Intel 64
Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX)
Intel® AES New Instructions
Intel® Demand Based Switching
Intel® Flex Memory Access
Intel® Hyper-Threading technology
Intel® TSX-NI
Intel® Turbo Boost technology
Physical Address Extensions (PAE) 46-bit
Thermal Monitoring