AMD EPYC 7742 vs Intel Xeon E5-2696 v4

Comparative analysis of AMD EPYC 7742 and Intel Xeon E5-2696 v4 processors for all known characteristics in the following categories: Essentials, Performance, Memory, Compatibility, Peripherals, Advanced Technologies, Virtualization, Security & Reliability. Benchmark processor performance analysis: PassMark - Single thread mark, PassMark - CPU mark, 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).

 

Differences

Reasons to consider the AMD EPYC 7742

  • CPU is newer: launch date 3 year(s) 1 month(s) later
  • 42 more cores, run more applications at once: 64 vs 22
  • 84 more threads: 128 vs 44
  • A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor: 7 nm, 14 nm vs 14 nm
  • 2.9x more L1 cache, more data can be stored in the L1 cache for quick access later
  • 5.8x more L2 cache, more data can be stored in the L2 cache for quick access later
  • 4.7x more L3 cache, more data can be stored in the L3 cache for quick access later
  • 2.7x more maximum memory size: 4 TB vs 1536 GB
Launch date 7 Aug 2019 vs 20 June 2016
Number of cores 64 vs 22
Number of threads 128 vs 44
Manufacturing process technology 7 nm, 14 nm vs 14 nm
L1 cache 4 MB vs 1408 KB
L2 cache 32 MB vs 5.5 MB
L3 cache 256 MB vs 55 MB
Maximum memory size 4 TB vs 1536 GB

Reasons to consider the Intel Xeon E5-2696 v4

  • Around 9% higher clock speed: 3.7 GHz vs 3.4 GHz
  • Around 50% lower typical power consumption: 150 Watt vs 225 Watt
Maximum frequency 3.7 GHz vs 3.4 GHz
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 150 Watt vs 225 Watt

Compare benchmarks

CPU 1: AMD EPYC 7742
CPU 2: Intel Xeon E5-2696 v4

Name AMD EPYC 7742 Intel Xeon E5-2696 v4
PassMark - Single thread mark 2296
PassMark - CPU mark 47365
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Face Detection (mPixels/s) 45.233
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Ocean Surface Simulation (Frames/s) 238.37
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - T-Rex (Frames/s) 2.53

Compare specifications (specs)

AMD EPYC 7742 Intel Xeon E5-2696 v4

Essentials

Architecture codename Zen 2 Broadwell EP
Launch date 7 Aug 2019 20 June 2016
Place in performance rating 1 16
Vertical segment Server Server
Family Xeon E5
Processor Number E5-2696 v4
Series E5-2000

Performance

Base frequency 2.25 GHz 2.2 GHz
L1 cache 4 MB 1408 KB
L2 cache 32 MB 5.5 MB
L3 cache 256 MB 55 MB
Manufacturing process technology 7 nm, 14 nm 14 nm
Maximum frequency 3.4 GHz 3.7 GHz
Number of cores 64 22
Number of threads 128 44
Unlocked
64 bit support
Bus Speed 9.6 GT/s QPI 4800 MHz
Operating Temperature Range -25 °C - 125 °C
Transistor count 7.2 billion

Memory

ECC memory support
Max memory channels 8 4
Maximum memory bandwidth 190.7 GB/s 71.53 GB/s
Maximum memory size 4 TB 1536 GB
Supported memory types DDR4-3200 DDR4-2400

Compatibility

Max number of CPUs in a configuration 2 2
Sockets supported SP3
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 225 Watt 150 Watt

Peripherals

Max number of PCIe lanes 128 40
PCI Express revision 4.0
PCIe configurations x16, x8 1x4, 1x16
Number of USB ports 3.0

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
Intel® Hyper-Threading technology
Intel® TSX-NI
Intel® Turbo Boost technology
Intel® vPro™ Platform Eligibility

Virtualization

AMD Virtualization (AMD-V™)
Intel® VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)

Security & Reliability

Intel® Trusted Execution technology (TXT)