AMD EPYC 7551P vs Intel Xeon X5680

Comparative analysis of AMD EPYC 7551P and Intel Xeon X5680 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 7551P

  • CPU is newer: launch date 7 year(s) 4 month(s) later
  • Processor is unlocked, an unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
  • 26 more cores, run more applications at once: 32 vs 6
  • 52 more threads: 64 vs 12
  • 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
  • 10.7x more L2 cache, more data can be stored in the L2 cache for quick access later
  • 5.3x 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: 1533 vs 1494
  • 3.5x better performance in PassMark - CPU mark: 23581 vs 6708
  • Around 1% better performance in Geekbench 4 - Single Core: 609 vs 605
  • Around 93% better performance in Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core: 6648 vs 3440
Specifications (specs)
Launch date June 2017 vs February 2010
Unlocked Unlocked vs Locked
Number of cores 32 vs 6
Number of threads 64 vs 12
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 12288 KB (shared)
Benchmarks
PassMark - Single thread mark 1533 vs 1494
PassMark - CPU mark 23581 vs 6708
Geekbench 4 - Single Core 609 vs 605
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core 6648 vs 3440

Reasons to consider the Intel Xeon X5680

  • Around 20% higher clock speed: 3.60 GHz vs 3 GHz
  • Around 38% lower typical power consumption: 130 Watt vs 180 Watt
Maximum frequency 3.60 GHz vs 3 GHz
Max number of CPUs in a configuration 2 vs 1
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 130 Watt vs 180 Watt

Compare benchmarks

CPU 1: AMD EPYC 7551P
CPU 2: Intel Xeon X5680

PassMark - Single thread mark
CPU 1
CPU 2
1533
1494
PassMark - CPU mark
CPU 1
CPU 2
23581
6708
Geekbench 4 - Single Core
CPU 1
CPU 2
609
605
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core
CPU 1
CPU 2
6648
3440
Name AMD EPYC 7551P Intel Xeon X5680
PassMark - Single thread mark 1533 1494
PassMark - CPU mark 23581 6708
Geekbench 4 - Single Core 609 605
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core 6648 3440
3DMark Fire Strike - Physics Score 0
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Face Detection (mPixels/s) 3.082
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Ocean Surface Simulation (Frames/s) 57.041
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - T-Rex (Frames/s) 0.691
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Video Composition (Frames/s) 4.943
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Bitcoin Mining (mHash/s) 15.112

Compare specifications (specs)

AMD EPYC 7551P Intel Xeon X5680

Essentials

Architecture codename Zen Westmere EP
Family AMD EPYC
Launch date June 2017 February 2010
Place in performance rating 512 1440
Series AMD EPYC 7000 Series Legacy Intel® Xeon® Processors
Vertical segment Server Server
Launch price (MSRP) $172
Price now $161.63
Processor Number X5680
Status Discontinued
Value for money (0-100) 15.60

Performance

64 bit support
Base frequency 2 GHz 3.33 GHz
Die size 192 mm 239 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 12288 KB (shared)
Manufacturing process technology 14 nm 32 nm
Maximum frequency 3 GHz 3.60 GHz
Number of cores 32 6
Number of threads 64 12
Transistor count 4800 million 1170 million
Unlocked
Bus Speed 6.4 GT/s QPI
Maximum core temperature 78.5°C
Number of QPI Links 2
VID voltage range 0.750V-1.350V

Memory

Max memory channels 8 3
Maximum memory bandwidth 341 GB/s 32 GB/s
Supported memory frequency 2666 MHz
Supported memory types DDR4 DDR3 800/1066/1333
ECC memory support
Maximum memory size 288 GB

Compatibility

Max number of CPUs in a configuration 1 2
Socket Count 1P
Sockets supported TR4 FCLGA1366
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 180 Watt 130 Watt
Low Halogen Options Available
Package Size 42.5mm x 45mm

Peripherals

PCI Express revision x128

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® Trusted Execution technology (TXT)

Advanced Technologies

Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® technology
Idle States
Instruction set extensions Intel® SSE4.2
Intel 64
Intel® AES New Instructions
Intel® Demand Based Switching
Intel® Hyper-Threading technology
Intel® Turbo Boost technology
Physical Address Extensions (PAE) 40-bit
Thermal Monitoring