AMD Opteron 4386 vs Intel Xeon E5-2687W

Comparative analysis of AMD Opteron 4386 and Intel Xeon E5-2687W processors for all known characteristics in the following categories: Essentials, Performance, Memory, Compatibility, Advanced Technologies, Virtualization, Peripherals, Security & Reliability. 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 Opteron 4386

  • Around 5% higher maximum core temperature: 70.50°C vs 67°C
  • 4x more L2 cache, more data can be stored in the L2 cache for quick access later
  • Around 58% lower typical power consumption: 95 Watt vs 150 Watt
Maximum core temperature 70.50°C vs 67°C
L2 cache 8 MB vs 256 KB (per core)
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 95 Watt vs 150 Watt

Reasons to consider the Intel Xeon E5-2687W

  • 8 more threads: 16 vs 8
  • Around 33% more L1 cache; more data can be stored in the L1 cache for quick access later
  • 2.5x more L3 cache, more data can be stored in the L3 cache for quick access later
  • 3.4x better performance in PassMark - Single thread mark: 1670 vs 494
  • Around 39% better performance in PassMark - CPU mark: 7526 vs 5419
Specifications (specs)
Number of threads 16 vs 8
L1 cache 64 KB (per core) vs 384 KB
L3 cache 20480 KB (shared) vs 8 MB
Benchmarks
PassMark - Single thread mark 1670 vs 494
PassMark - CPU mark 7526 vs 5419

Compare benchmarks

CPU 1: AMD Opteron 4386
CPU 2: Intel Xeon E5-2687W

PassMark - Single thread mark
CPU 1
CPU 2
494
1670
PassMark - CPU mark
CPU 1
CPU 2
5419
7526
Name AMD Opteron 4386 Intel Xeon E5-2687W
PassMark - Single thread mark 494 1670
PassMark - CPU mark 5419 7526
Geekbench 4 - Single Core 699
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core 5632
3DMark Fire Strike - Physics Score 12747
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Face Detection (mPixels/s) 56.606
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Ocean Surface Simulation (Frames/s) 269.627
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - T-Rex (Frames/s) 2.336
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Video Composition (Frames/s) 12.708
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Bitcoin Mining (mHash/s) 78.498

Compare specifications (specs)

AMD Opteron 4386 Intel Xeon E5-2687W

Essentials

Architecture codename Seoul Sandy Bridge EP
Family AMD Opteron
Launch date n/d March 2012
OPN Tray OS4386WLU8KHK
Place in performance rating 1593 154
Series AMD Opteron 4300 Series Processor Intel® Xeon® Processor E5 Family
Vertical segment Server Server
Launch price (MSRP) $815
Price now $2,636.50
Processor Number E5-2687W
Status Discontinued
Value for money (0-100) 1.61

Performance

64 bit support
Base frequency 3.1 GHz 3.10 GHz
Die size 315 mm 435 mm
L1 cache 384 KB 64 KB (per core)
L2 cache 8 MB 256 KB (per core)
L3 cache 8 MB 20480 KB (shared)
Manufacturing process technology 32 nm 32 nm
Maximum core temperature 70.50°C 67°C
Maximum frequency 3.8 GHz 3.80 GHz
Number of cores 8 8
Number of threads 8 16
Transistor count 1200 million 2270 million
Unlocked
Bus Speed 8 GT/s QPI
Number of QPI Links 2
VID voltage range 0.60V - 1.35V

Memory

Supported memory frequency 2200 MHz
Supported memory types DDR3 DDR3 800/1066/1333/1600
ECC memory support
Max memory channels 4
Maximum memory bandwidth 51.2 GB/s
Maximum memory size 256 GB

Compatibility

Max number of CPUs in a configuration 2 2
Sockets supported C32 FCLGA2011
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 95 Watt 150 Watt
Low Halogen Options Available
Package Size 52.5mm x 45.0 mm

Advanced Technologies

Fused Multiply-Add (FMA)
Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX)
Intel® AES New Instructions
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® technology
Idle States
Instruction set extensions Intel® AVX
Intel 64
Intel® Demand Based Switching
Intel® Flex Memory Access
Intel® Hyper-Threading technology
Intel® Turbo Boost technology
Intel® vPro™ Platform Eligibility
Thermal Monitoring

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)

Peripherals

Max number of PCIe lanes 40
PCI Express revision 3.0
Scalability 2S Only

Security & Reliability

Execute Disable Bit (EDB)
Intel® Identity Protection technology
Intel® Trusted Execution technology (TXT)