AMD EPYC 7F32 vs Intel Xeon Gold 5220

Comparative analysis of AMD EPYC 7F32 and Intel Xeon Gold 5220 processors for all known characteristics in the following categories: Essentials, Performance, Memory, Compatibility, Peripherals, Security & Reliability, Advanced Technologies, Virtualization. Benchmark processor performance analysis: PassMark - Single thread mark, PassMark - CPU mark.

 

Differences

Reasons to consider the AMD EPYC 7F32

  • CPU is newer: launch date 1 year(s) 0 month(s) later
  • 5.2x more L3 cache, more data can be stored in the L3 cache for quick access later
  • 4x more maximum memory size: 4 TB vs 1 TB
  • Around 2% better performance in PassMark - Single thread mark: 2447 vs 2396
Specifications (specs)
Launch date 14 Apr 2020 vs 2 Apr 2019
L3 cache 128 MB vs 24.75 MB
Maximum memory size 4 TB vs 1 TB
Benchmarks
PassMark - Single thread mark 2447 vs 2396

Reasons to consider the Intel Xeon Gold 5220

  • 10 more cores, run more applications at once: 18 vs 8
  • 20 more threads: 36 vs 16
  • 2.3x more L1 cache, more data can be stored in the L1 cache for quick access later
  • 4.5x more L2 cache, more data can be stored in the L2 cache for quick access later
  • Around 44% lower typical power consumption: 125 Watt vs 180 Watt
  • Around 15% better performance in PassMark - CPU mark: 25740 vs 22303
Specifications (specs)
Number of cores 18 vs 8
Number of threads 36 vs 16
L1 cache 1.125 MB vs 512 KB
L2 cache 18 MB vs 4 MB
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 125 Watt vs 180 Watt
Benchmarks
PassMark - CPU mark 25740 vs 22303

Compare benchmarks

CPU 1: AMD EPYC 7F32
CPU 2: Intel Xeon Gold 5220

PassMark - Single thread mark
CPU 1
CPU 2
2447
2396
PassMark - CPU mark
CPU 1
CPU 2
22303
25740
Name AMD EPYC 7F32 Intel Xeon Gold 5220
PassMark - Single thread mark 2447 2396
PassMark - CPU mark 22303 25740

Compare specifications (specs)

AMD EPYC 7F32 Intel Xeon Gold 5220

Essentials

Architecture codename Zen 2 Cascade Lake
Launch date 14 Apr 2020 2 Apr 2019
Launch price (MSRP) $2100 $1555 - $1561
OPN PIB 100-000000139WOF
OPN Tray 100-000000139
Place in performance rating 218 193
Vertical segment Server Server
Processor Number 5220
Series 2nd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable Processors
Status Launched

Performance

Base frequency 3.7 GHz 2.20 GHz
L1 cache 512 KB 1.125 MB
L2 cache 4 MB 18 MB
L3 cache 128 MB 24.75 MB
Maximum frequency 3.9 GHz 3.90 GHz
Number of cores 8 18
Number of threads 16 36
Unlocked
Manufacturing process technology 14 nm
Maximum core temperature 87°C
Number of Ultra Path Interconnect (UPI) Links 2

Memory

ECC memory support
Max memory channels 8 6
Maximum memory bandwidth 190.7 GB/s
Maximum memory size 4 TB 1 TB
Supported memory types DDR4-3200 DDR4-2667
Supported memory frequency 2667 MHz

Compatibility

Max number of CPUs in a configuration 2
Socket Count 1P/2P
Sockets supported SP3 FCLGA3647
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 180 Watt 125 Watt
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 4S

Security & Reliability

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

Advanced Technologies

Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® technology
Instruction set extensions Intel SSE4.2, Intel AVX, Intel AVX2, Intel AVX-512
Intel 64
Intel® AES New Instructions
Intel® Hyper-Threading technology
Intel® Turbo Boost technology
Intel® Volume Management Device (VMD)
Intel® vPro™ Platform Eligibility
Number of AVX-512 FMA Units 1
Speed Shift technology

Virtualization

Intel® Virtualization Technology (VT-x)
Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d)
Intel® VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)