AMD Opteron 6281 vs Intel Xeon E5-2667 v2

Comparative analysis of AMD Opteron 6281 and Intel Xeon E5-2667 v2 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, 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 6281

  • 8 more cores, run more applications at once: 16 vs 8
  • Around 50% more L1 cache; more data can be stored in the L1 cache for quick access later
  • 8x more L2 cache, more data can be stored in the L2 cache for quick access later
Number of cores 16 vs 8
L1 cache 768 KB vs 64 KB (per core)
L2 cache 16 MB vs 256 KB (per core)
Max number of CPUs in a configuration 4 vs 2

Reasons to consider the Intel Xeon E5-2667 v2

  • Around 25% higher clock speed: 4.00 GHz vs 3.2 GHz
  • A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor: 22 nm vs 32 nm
  • 2.5x more L3 cache, more data can be stored in the L3 cache for quick access later
  • Around 80% better performance in PassMark - Single thread mark: 2029 vs 1129
  • Around 69% better performance in PassMark - CPU mark: 12281 vs 7279
Specifications (specs)
Maximum frequency 4.00 GHz vs 3.2 GHz
Manufacturing process technology 22 nm vs 32 nm
L3 cache 20480 KB (shared) vs 8 MB
Benchmarks
PassMark - Single thread mark 2029 vs 1129
PassMark - CPU mark 12281 vs 7279

Compare benchmarks

CPU 1: AMD Opteron 6281
CPU 2: Intel Xeon E5-2667 v2

PassMark - Single thread mark
CPU 1
CPU 2
1129
2029
PassMark - CPU mark
CPU 1
CPU 2
7279
12281
Name AMD Opteron 6281 Intel Xeon E5-2667 v2
PassMark - Single thread mark 1129 2029
PassMark - CPU mark 7279 12281
Geekbench 4 - Single Core 758
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core 6231
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Face Detection (mPixels/s) 8.414
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Ocean Surface Simulation (Frames/s) 122.873
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - T-Rex (Frames/s) 1.042
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Video Composition (Frames/s) 4.296
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Bitcoin Mining (mHash/s) 11.999

Compare specifications (specs)

AMD Opteron 6281 Intel Xeon E5-2667 v2

Essentials

Architecture codename Bulldozer Ivy Bridge EP
Family AMD Opteron
OPN Tray OS6281YJTGGGU
Place in performance rating 927 942
Series AMD Opteron 6200 Series Processor Intel® Xeon® Processor E5 v2 Family
Value for money (0-100) 33.18 6.24
Vertical segment Server Server
Launch date September 2013
Launch price (MSRP) $2,300
Price now $763.56
Processor Number E5-2667V2
Status Launched

Performance

64 bit support
Base frequency 2.5 GHz 3.30 GHz
L1 cache 768 KB 64 KB (per core)
L2 cache 16 MB 256 KB (per core)
L3 cache 8 MB 20480 KB (shared)
Manufacturing process technology 32 nm 22 nm
Maximum frequency 3.2 GHz 4.00 GHz
Number of cores 16 8
Number of threads 16 16
Unlocked
Bus Speed 8 GT/s QPI
Die size 160 mm
Maximum core temperature 74°C
Number of QPI Links 2
Transistor count 1400 million
VID voltage range 0.65–1.30V

Memory

Max memory channels 2 4
Supported memory frequency 2000 MHz
Supported memory types DDR3 DDR3 800/1066/1333/1600/1866
ECC memory support
Maximum memory bandwidth 59.7 GB/s
Maximum memory size 768 GB

Compatibility

Max number of CPUs in a configuration 4 2
Sockets supported G34 FCLGA2011
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 130 Watt 130 Watt
Low Halogen Options Available
Package Size 52.5mm x 45mm

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® TSX-NI
Intel® Turbo Boost technology
Intel® vPro™ Platform Eligibility
Physical Address Extensions (PAE) 46-bit
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
PCIe configurations x4, x8, x16
Scalability 2S Only

Security & Reliability

Execute Disable Bit (EDB)
Intel® Identity Protection technology
Intel® OS Guard
Intel® Secure Key technology
Intel® Trusted Execution technology (TXT)