AMD EPYC 7351 vs Intel Xeon E5-2687W

Comparative analysis of AMD EPYC 7351 and Intel Xeon E5-2687W 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, 3DMark Fire Strike - Physics Score, CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Face Detection (mPixels/s), CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Ocean Surface Simulation (Frames/s), CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - T-Rex (Frames/s), CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Video Composition (Frames/s), CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Bitcoin Mining (mHash/s).

 

Differences

Reasons to consider the AMD EPYC 7351

  • CPU is newer: launch date 5 year(s) 3 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 32 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 3% better performance in PassMark - Single thread mark: 1728 vs 1670
  • 2.8x better performance in PassMark - CPU mark: 21261 vs 7526
  • 5.1x better performance in Geekbench 4 - Single Core: 3547 vs 699
  • 4.2x better performance in Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core: 23587 vs 5632
Specifications (specs)
Launch date June 2017 vs March 2012
Unlocked Unlocked vs Locked
Number of cores 16 vs 8
Number of threads 32 vs 16
Manufacturing process technology 14 nm vs 32 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
PassMark - Single thread mark 1728 vs 1670
PassMark - CPU mark 21261 vs 7526
Geekbench 4 - Single Core 3547 vs 699
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core 23587 vs 5632

Reasons to consider the Intel Xeon E5-2687W

  • Around 31% higher clock speed: 3.80 GHz vs 2.9 GHz
  • Around 13% lower typical power consumption: 150 Watt vs 155/170 Watt
Maximum frequency 3.80 GHz vs 2.9 GHz
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 150 Watt vs 155/170 Watt

Compare benchmarks

CPU 1: AMD EPYC 7351
CPU 2: Intel Xeon E5-2687W

PassMark - Single thread mark
CPU 1
CPU 2
1728
1670
PassMark - CPU mark
CPU 1
CPU 2
21261
7526
Geekbench 4 - Single Core
CPU 1
CPU 2
3547
699
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core
CPU 1
CPU 2
23587
5632
Name AMD EPYC 7351 Intel Xeon E5-2687W
PassMark - Single thread mark 1728 1670
PassMark - CPU mark 21261 7526
Geekbench 4 - Single Core 3547 699
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core 23587 5632
3DMark Fire Strike - Physics Score 12747
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Face Detection (mPixels/s) 56.606
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Ocean Surface Simulation (Frames/s) 269.627
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - T-Rex (Frames/s) 2.336
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Video Composition (Frames/s) 12.708
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Bitcoin Mining (mHash/s) 78.498

Compare specifications (specs)

AMD EPYC 7351 Intel Xeon E5-2687W

Essentials

Architecture codename Zen Sandy Bridge EP
Family AMD EPYC
Launch date June 2017 March 2012
Place in performance rating 72 156
Series AMD EPYC 7000 Series Intel® Xeon® Processor E5 Family
Vertical segment Server Server
Launch price (MSRP) $815
Price now $2,636.50
Processor Number E5-2687W
Status Discontinued
Value for money (0-100) 1.61

Performance

64 bit support
Base frequency 2.4 GHz 3.10 GHz
Die size 192 mm 435 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 32 nm
Maximum frequency 2.9 GHz 3.80 GHz
Number of cores 16 8
Number of threads 32 16
Transistor count 4800 million 2270 million
Unlocked
Bus Speed 8 GT/s QPI
Maximum core temperature 67°C
Number of QPI Links 2
VID voltage range 0.60V - 1.35V

Memory

Max memory channels 8 4
Maximum memory bandwidth 307/341 GB/s 51.2 GB/s
Supported memory frequency 2400/2666 MHz
Supported memory types DDR4 DDR3 800/1066/1333/1600
ECC memory support
Maximum memory size 256 GB

Compatibility

Max number of CPUs in a configuration 2 2
Socket Count 1P/2P
Sockets supported TR4 FCLGA2011
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 155/170 Watt 150 Watt
Low Halogen Options Available
Package Size 52.5mm x 45.0 mm

Peripherals

PCI Express revision x128 3.0
Max number of PCIe lanes 40
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® 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® Turbo Boost technology
Intel® vPro™ Platform Eligibility
Thermal Monitoring