AMD EPYC 7502 vs Intel Xeon E3-1285 v6

Comparative analysis of AMD EPYC 7502 and Intel Xeon E3-1285 v6 processors for all known characteristics in the following categories: Essentials, Performance, Memory, Compatibility, Peripherals, Advanced Technologies, Virtualization, Graphics, Graphics interfaces, Graphics image quality, Graphics API support, 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 7502

  • CPU is newer: launch date 2 year(s) 0 month(s) later
  • 28 more cores, run more applications at once: 32 vs 4
  • 56 more threads: 64 vs 8
  • 8x more L1 cache, more data can be stored in the L1 cache for quick access later
  • 16x more L2 cache, more data can be stored in the L2 cache for quick access later
  • 16x more L3 cache, more data can be stored in the L3 cache for quick access later
  • 64x more maximum memory size: 4 TB vs 64 GB
  • 5.8x better performance in PassMark - CPU mark: 53591 vs 9276
Specifications (specs)
Launch date 7 Aug 2019 vs August 2017
Number of cores 32 vs 4
Number of threads 64 vs 8
L1 cache 2 MB vs 64 KB (per core)
L2 cache 16 MB vs 256 KB (per core)
L3 cache 128 MB vs 8192 KB (shared)
Maximum memory size 4 TB vs 64 GB
Benchmarks
PassMark - CPU mark 53591 vs 9276

Reasons to consider the Intel Xeon E3-1285 v6

  • Around 34% higher clock speed: 4.50 GHz vs 3.35 GHz
  • 2.3x lower typical power consumption: 79 Watt vs 180 Watt
  • Around 27% better performance in PassMark - Single thread mark: 2692 vs 2116
Specifications (specs)
Maximum frequency 4.50 GHz vs 3.35 GHz
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 79 Watt vs 180 Watt
Benchmarks
PassMark - Single thread mark 2692 vs 2116

Compare benchmarks

CPU 1: AMD EPYC 7502
CPU 2: Intel Xeon E3-1285 v6

PassMark - Single thread mark
CPU 1
CPU 2
2116
2692
PassMark - CPU mark
CPU 1
CPU 2
53591
9276
Name AMD EPYC 7502 Intel Xeon E3-1285 v6
PassMark - Single thread mark 2116 2692
PassMark - CPU mark 53591 9276
Geekbench 4 - Single Core 5311
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core 18224

Compare specifications (specs)

AMD EPYC 7502 Intel Xeon E3-1285 v6

Essentials

Architecture codename Zen 2 Kaby Lake
Family EPYC
Launch date 7 Aug 2019 August 2017
Launch price (MSRP) $2600
OPN PIB 100-100000054WOF
OPN Tray 100-000000054
Place in performance rating 35 40
Processor Number 7502 E3-1285V6
Series 7002 Intel® Xeon® Processor E3 v6 Family
Vertical segment Server Server
Price now $450
Status Launched
Value for money (0-100) 7.82

Performance

Base frequency 2.5 GHz 4.10 GHz
L1 cache 2 MB 64 KB (per core)
L2 cache 16 MB 256 KB (per core)
L3 cache 128 MB 8192 KB (shared)
Maximum frequency 3.35 GHz 4.50 GHz
Number of cores 32 4
Number of threads 64 8
Unlocked
64 bit support
Bus Speed 8 GT/s DMI3
Die size 160 mm
Manufacturing process technology 14 nm
Transistor count 1400 million
VID voltage range 0.55V-1.52V

Memory

ECC memory support
Max memory channels 8 2
Maximum memory bandwidth 204.8 GB/s 37.5 GB/s
Maximum memory size 4 TB 64 GB
Supported memory types DDR4-3200 DDR4-2400, DDR3L-1866

Compatibility

Socket Count 1P/2P
Sockets supported SP3 FCLGA1151
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 180 Watt 79 Watt
Low Halogen Options Available
Max number of CPUs in a configuration 1
Package Size 37.5mm x 37.5mm

Peripherals

Max number of PCIe lanes 128 16
PCI Express revision 4.0 3.0
PCIe configurations x16, x8 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
Scalability 1S Only

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® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
Intel 64
Intel® Hyper-Threading technology
Intel® Optane™ Memory Supported
Intel® TSX-NI
Intel® Turbo Boost technology
Intel® vPro™ Platform Eligibility
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

Device ID 0x191D
Graphics base frequency 350 MHz
Graphics max dynamic frequency 1.15 GHz
Intel® Clear Video HD technology
Intel® Clear Video technology
Intel® InTru™ 3D technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video
Max video memory 64 GB
Processor graphics Intel® HD Graphics P630

Graphics interfaces

DisplayPort
DVI
eDP
HDMI
Number of displays supported 3

Graphics image quality

4K resolution support
Max resolution over DisplayPort 4096x2304@60Hz
Max resolution over eDP 4096x2304@60Hz
Max resolution over HDMI 1.4 4096x2160@24Hz

Graphics API support

DirectX 12
OpenGL 4.4

Security & Reliability

Execute Disable Bit (EDB)
Intel® Memory Protection Extensions (Intel® MPX)
Intel® OS Guard
Intel® Secure Key technology
Intel® Software Guard Extensions (Intel® SGX)
Intel® Trusted Execution technology (TXT)
Secure Boot