AMD EPYC 7551 vs AMD Opteron 4386

Comparative analysis of AMD EPYC 7551 and AMD Opteron 4386 processors for all known characteristics in the following categories: Essentials, Performance, Memory, Compatibility, Peripherals, Virtualization, 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 7551

  • Processor is unlocked, an unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
  • 24 more cores, run more applications at once: 32 vs 8
  • 56 more threads: 64 vs 8
  • A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor: 14 nm vs 32 nm
  • 8x more L1 cache, more data can be stored in the L1 cache for quick access later
  • 2x more L2 cache, more data can be stored in the L2 cache for quick access later
  • 8x more L3 cache, more data can be stored in the L3 cache for quick access later
  • 3.4x better performance in PassMark - Single thread mark: 1660 vs 494
  • 3.6x better performance in PassMark - CPU mark: 19606 vs 5419
Specifications (specs)
Unlocked Unlocked vs Locked
Number of cores 32 vs 8
Number of threads 64 vs 8
Manufacturing process technology 14 nm vs 32 nm
L1 cache 96 KB (per core) vs 384 KB
L2 cache 512 KB (per core) vs 8 MB
L3 cache 64 MB vs 8 MB
Benchmarks
PassMark - Single thread mark 1660 vs 494
PassMark - CPU mark 19606 vs 5419

Reasons to consider the AMD Opteron 4386

  • Around 27% higher clock speed: 3.8 GHz vs 3 GHz
  • Around 89% lower typical power consumption: 95 Watt vs 180 Watt
Maximum frequency 3.8 GHz vs 3 GHz
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 95 Watt vs 180 Watt

Compare benchmarks

CPU 1: AMD EPYC 7551
CPU 2: AMD Opteron 4386

PassMark - Single thread mark
CPU 1
CPU 2
1660
494
PassMark - CPU mark
CPU 1
CPU 2
19606
5419
Name AMD EPYC 7551 AMD Opteron 4386
PassMark - Single thread mark 1660 494
PassMark - CPU mark 19606 5419
Geekbench 4 - Single Core 2956
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core 20125

Compare specifications (specs)

AMD EPYC 7551 AMD Opteron 4386

Essentials

Architecture codename Zen Seoul
Family AMD EPYC AMD Opteron
Launch date June 2017 n/d
Place in performance rating 133 1592
Price now $3,813.99
Series AMD EPYC 7000 Series AMD Opteron 4300 Series Processor
Value for money (0-100) 1.43
Vertical segment Server Server
OPN Tray OS4386WLU8KHK

Performance

64 bit support
Base frequency 2 GHz 3.1 GHz
Die size 192 mm 315 mm
L1 cache 96 KB (per core) 384 KB
L2 cache 512 KB (per core) 8 MB
L3 cache 64 MB 8 MB
Manufacturing process technology 14 nm 32 nm
Maximum frequency 3 GHz 3.8 GHz
Number of cores 32 8
Number of threads 64 8
Transistor count 4800 million 1200 million
Unlocked
Maximum core temperature 70.50°C

Memory

Max memory channels 8
Maximum memory bandwidth 341 GB/s
Supported memory frequency 2666 MHz 2200 MHz
Supported memory types DDR4 DDR3

Compatibility

Max number of CPUs in a configuration 2 2
Socket Count 1P/2P
Sockets supported TR4 C32
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 180 Watt 95 Watt

Peripherals

PCI Express revision x128

Virtualization

AMD Virtualization (AMD-V™)

Advanced Technologies

Fused Multiply-Add (FMA)
Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX)
Intel® AES New Instructions