AMD EPYC 7742 vs Intel Xeon Platinum 8170

Comparative analysis of AMD EPYC 7742 and Intel Xeon Platinum 8170 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.



Reasons to consider the AMD EPYC 7742

  • 38 more cores, run more applications at once: 64 vs 26
  • 76 more threads: 128 vs 52
  • A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor: 7 nm, 14 nm vs 14 nm
  • 5.3x more maximum memory size: 4 TB vs 768 GB
Number of cores 64 vs 26
Number of threads 128 vs 52
Manufacturing process technology 7 nm, 14 nm vs 14 nm
Maximum memory size 4 TB vs 768 GB

Reasons to consider the Intel Xeon Platinum 8170

  • Around 9% higher clock speed: 3.70 GHz vs 3.4 GHz
  • Around 36% lower typical power consumption: 165 Watt vs 225 Watt
Maximum frequency 3.70 GHz vs 3.4 GHz
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 165 Watt vs 225 Watt

Compare benchmarks

CPU 1: AMD EPYC 7742
CPU 2: Intel Xeon Platinum 8170

Name AMD EPYC 7742 Intel Xeon Platinum 8170
PassMark - Single thread mark 2376
PassMark - CPU mark 67185
Geekbench 4 - Single Core 4221
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core 33793

Compare specifications (specs)

AMD EPYC 7742 Intel Xeon Platinum 8170


Architecture codename Zen 2 Skylake
Launch date 7 Aug 2019 Q3'17
Place in performance rating 5 2
Vertical segment Server Server
Processor Number 8170
Series Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors
Status Launched


Base frequency 2.25 GHz 2.10 GHz
L1 cache 4 MB
L2 cache 32 MB
L3 cache 256 MB
Manufacturing process technology 7 nm, 14 nm 14 nm
Maximum frequency 3.4 GHz 3.70 GHz
Number of cores 64 26
Number of threads 128 52
Maximum core temperature 89°C
Number of Ultra Path Interconnect (UPI) Links 3


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


Max number of CPUs in a configuration 2
Sockets supported SP3 FCLGA3647
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 225 Watt 165 Watt
Low Halogen Options Available
Package Size 76.0mm x 56.5mm


Max number of PCIe lanes 128 48
PCI Express revision 4.0 3.0
PCIe configurations x16, x8
Scalability S8S

Advanced Technologies

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


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)