AMD EPYC 7742 vs Intel Xeon Gold 6154

Comparative analysis of AMD EPYC 7742 and Intel Xeon Gold 6154 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, Geekbench 4 - Single Core, Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core.

 

Differences

Reasons to consider the AMD EPYC 7742

  • CPU is newer: launch date 2 year(s) 1 month(s) later
  • 46 more cores, run more applications at once: 64 vs 18
  • 92 more threads: 128 vs 36
  • A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor: 7 nm, 14 nm vs 14 nm
  • 3.6x more L1 cache, more data can be stored in the L1 cache for quick access later
  • Around 78% more L2 cache; more data can be stored in the L2 cache for quick access later
  • 10.3x more L3 cache, more data can be stored in the L3 cache for quick access later
  • 5.3x more maximum memory size: 4 TB vs 768 GB
  • 2.4x better performance in PassMark - CPU mark: 66679 vs 27568
Specifications (specs)
Launch date 7 Aug 2019 vs July 2017
Number of cores 64 vs 18
Number of threads 128 vs 36
Manufacturing process technology 7 nm, 14 nm vs 14 nm
L1 cache 4 MB vs 64 KB (per core)
L2 cache 32 MB vs 1024 KB (per core)
L3 cache 256 MB vs 25344 KB (shared)
Maximum memory size 4 TB vs 768 GB
Benchmarks
PassMark - CPU mark 66679 vs 27568

Reasons to consider the Intel Xeon Gold 6154

  • Around 9% higher clock speed: 3.70 GHz vs 3.4 GHz
  • Around 13% lower typical power consumption: 200 Watt vs 225 Watt
  • Around 6% better performance in PassMark - Single thread mark: 2247 vs 2127
Specifications (specs)
Maximum frequency 3.70 GHz vs 3.4 GHz
Max number of CPUs in a configuration 4 vs 2
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 200 Watt vs 225 Watt
Benchmarks
PassMark - Single thread mark 2247 vs 2127

Compare benchmarks

CPU 1: AMD EPYC 7742
CPU 2: Intel Xeon Gold 6154

PassMark - Single thread mark
CPU 1
CPU 2
2127
2247
PassMark - CPU mark
CPU 1
CPU 2
66679
27568
Name AMD EPYC 7742 Intel Xeon Gold 6154
PassMark - Single thread mark 2127 2247
PassMark - CPU mark 66679 27568
Geekbench 4 - Single Core 4419
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core 36691

Compare specifications (specs)

AMD EPYC 7742 Intel Xeon Gold 6154

Essentials

Architecture codename Zen 2 Skylake
Launch date 7 Aug 2019 July 2017
Place in performance rating 5 7
Vertical segment Server Server
Price now $3,809
Processor Number 6154
Series Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors
Status Launched
Value for money (0-100) 2.14

Performance

Base frequency 2.25 GHz 3.00 GHz
L1 cache 4 MB 64 KB (per core)
L2 cache 32 MB 1024 KB (per core)
L3 cache 256 MB 25344 KB (shared)
Manufacturing process technology 7 nm, 14 nm 14 nm
Maximum frequency 3.4 GHz 3.70 GHz
Number of cores 64 18
Number of threads 128 36
Unlocked
64 bit support
Maximum core temperature 82°C
Number of Ultra Path Interconnect (UPI) Links 3
Transistor count 8000 million

Memory

ECC memory support
Max memory channels 8 6
Maximum memory bandwidth 190.7 GB/s
Maximum memory size 4 TB 768 GB
Supported memory types DDR4-3200 DDR4-2666
Supported memory frequency 2666 MHz

Compatibility

Max number of CPUs in a configuration 2 4
Sockets supported SP3 FCLGA3647
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 225 Watt 200 Watt
Low Halogen Options Available
Package Size 76.0mm x 56.5mm

Peripherals

Max number of PCIe lanes 128 48
PCI Express revision 4.0 3.0
PCIe configurations x16, x8
Scalability S4S

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
Instruction set extensions Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX, Intel® AVX2, Intel® AVX-512
Intel 64
Intel® Hyper-Threading technology
Intel® Optane™ Memory Supported
Intel® TSX-NI
Intel® Turbo Boost technology
Intel® Volume Management Device (VMD)
Intel® vPro™ Platform Eligibility
Number of AVX-512 FMA Units 2
Speed Shift technology

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® Run Sure Technology
Intel® Trusted Execution technology (TXT)
Mode-based Execute Control (MBE)