AMD EPYC 7551 vs Intel Xeon E3-1240 v3

Comparative analysis of AMD EPYC 7551 and Intel Xeon E3-1240 v3 processors for all known characteristics in the following categories: Essentials, Performance, Memory, Compatibility, Peripherals, Virtualization, Graphics, 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 7551

  • CPU is newer: launch date 4 year(s) 0 month(s) later
  • Processor is unlocked, an unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
  • 28 more cores, run more applications at once: 32 vs 4
  • 56 more threads: 64 vs 8
  • A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor: 14 nm vs 22 nm
  • 12x 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
  • 8x more L3 cache, more data can be stored in the L3 cache for quick access later
  • Around 91% better performance in PassMark - CPU mark: 18483 vs 9671
  • Around 53% better performance in Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core: 20125 vs 13131
Specifications (specs)
Launch date June 2017 vs June 2013
Unlocked Unlocked vs Locked
Number of cores 32 vs 4
Number of threads 64 vs 8
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 8192 KB (shared)
Max number of CPUs in a configuration 2 vs 1
Benchmarks
PassMark - CPU mark 18483 vs 9671
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core 20125 vs 13131

Reasons to consider the Intel Xeon E3-1240 v3

  • Around 27% higher clock speed: 3.80 GHz vs 3 GHz
  • 2.3x lower typical power consumption: 80 Watt vs 180 Watt
  • Around 45% better performance in PassMark - Single thread mark: 2180 vs 1502
  • Around 38% better performance in Geekbench 4 - Single Core: 4084 vs 2956
Specifications (specs)
Maximum frequency 3.80 GHz vs 3 GHz
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 80 Watt vs 180 Watt
Benchmarks
PassMark - Single thread mark 2180 vs 1502
Geekbench 4 - Single Core 4084 vs 2956

Compare benchmarks

CPU 1: AMD EPYC 7551
CPU 2: Intel Xeon E3-1240 v3

PassMark - Single thread mark
CPU 1
CPU 2
1502
2180
PassMark - CPU mark
CPU 1
CPU 2
18483
9671
Geekbench 4 - Single Core
CPU 1
CPU 2
2956
4084
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core
CPU 1
CPU 2
20125
13131
Name AMD EPYC 7551 Intel Xeon E3-1240 v3
PassMark - Single thread mark 1502 2180
PassMark - CPU mark 18483 9671
Geekbench 4 - Single Core 2956 4084
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core 20125 13131

Compare specifications (specs)

AMD EPYC 7551 Intel Xeon E3-1240 v3

Essentials

Architecture codename Zen Haswell
Family AMD EPYC
Launch date June 2017 June 2013
Place in performance rating 201 204
Price now $3,813.99 $384.40
Series AMD EPYC 7000 Series Intel® Xeon® Processor E3 v3 Family
Value for money (0-100) 1.43 7.41
Vertical segment Server Server
Launch price (MSRP) $300
Processor Number E3-1240 v3
Status Discontinued

Performance

64 bit support
Base frequency 2 GHz 3.40 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 8192 KB (shared)
Manufacturing process technology 14 nm 22 nm
Maximum frequency 3 GHz 3.80 GHz
Number of cores 32 4
Number of threads 64 8
Transistor count 4800 million 1400 million
Unlocked
Bus Speed 5 GT/s DMI
Number of QPI Links 0

Memory

Max memory channels 8 2
Maximum memory bandwidth 341 GB/s 25.6 GB/s
Supported memory frequency 2666 MHz
Supported memory types DDR4 DDR3 and DDR3L 1333/1600 at 1.5V
ECC memory support
Maximum memory size 32 GB

Compatibility

Max number of CPUs in a configuration 2 1
Socket Count 1P/2P
Sockets supported TR4 FCLGA1150
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 180 Watt 80 Watt
Low Halogen Options Available
Package Size 37.5mm x 37.5mm
Thermal Solution PCG 2013D

Peripherals

PCI Express revision x128 3.0
Max number of PCIe lanes 16
PCIe configurations 1x16, 2x8, 1x8/2x4
Scalability 1S 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)

Graphics

Processor graphics None

Security & Reliability

Anti-Theft technology
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® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
Intel 64
Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX)
Intel® AES New Instructions
Intel® Fast Memory Access
Intel® Flex Memory Access
Intel® Hyper-Threading technology
Intel® Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel® TSX-NI
Intel® Turbo Boost technology
Intel® vPro™ Platform Eligibility
Thermal Monitoring