AMD Opteron 6281 vs Intel Xeon E5-2697 v2

Comparative analysis of AMD Opteron 6281 and Intel Xeon E5-2697 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

  • 4 more cores, run more applications at once: 16 vs 12
  • 5.3x more L2 cache, more data can be stored in the L2 cache for quick access later
Number of cores 16 vs 12
L2 cache 16 MB vs 3 MB
Max number of CPUs in a configuration 4 vs 2

Reasons to consider the Intel Xeon E5-2697 v2

  • 8 more threads: 24 vs 16
  • Around 9% higher clock speed: 3.50 GHz vs 3.2 GHz
  • A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor: 22 nm vs 32 nm
  • 3.8x more L3 cache, more data can be stored in the L3 cache for quick access later
  • Around 51% better performance in PassMark - Single thread mark: 1707 vs 1129
  • Around 97% better performance in PassMark - CPU mark: 14306 vs 7279
Specifications (specs)
Number of threads 24 vs 16
Maximum frequency 3.50 GHz vs 3.2 GHz
Manufacturing process technology 22 nm vs 32 nm
L3 cache 30 MB vs 8 MB
Benchmarks
PassMark - Single thread mark 1707 vs 1129
PassMark - CPU mark 14306 vs 7279

Compare benchmarks

CPU 1: AMD Opteron 6281
CPU 2: Intel Xeon E5-2697 v2

PassMark - Single thread mark
CPU 1
CPU 2
1129
1707
PassMark - CPU mark
CPU 1
CPU 2
7279
14306
Name AMD Opteron 6281 Intel Xeon E5-2697 v2
PassMark - Single thread mark 1129 1707
PassMark - CPU mark 7279 14306
Geekbench 4 - Single Core 654
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core 6947
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Face Detection (mPixels/s) 11.06
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Ocean Surface Simulation (Frames/s) 75.574
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - T-Rex (Frames/s) 1.187
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Video Composition (Frames/s) 5.429
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Bitcoin Mining (mHash/s) 14.769

Compare specifications (specs)

AMD Opteron 6281 Intel Xeon E5-2697 v2

Essentials

Architecture codename Bulldozer Ivy Bridge EP
Family AMD Opteron
OPN Tray OS6281YJTGGGU
Place in performance rating 958 953
Series AMD Opteron 6200 Series Processor Intel® Xeon® Processor E5 v2 Family
Value for money (0-100) 33.18 2.30
Vertical segment Server Server
Launch date 10 September 2013
Launch price (MSRP) $1,723
Price now $2,235.02
Processor Number E5-2697V2
Status Launched

Performance

64 bit support
Base frequency 2.5 GHz 2.70 GHz
L1 cache 768 KB 768 KB
L2 cache 16 MB 3 MB
L3 cache 8 MB 30 MB
Manufacturing process technology 32 nm 22 nm
Maximum frequency 3.2 GHz 3.50 GHz
Number of cores 16 12
Number of threads 16 24
Unlocked
Bus Speed 8 GT/s QPI
Die size 160 mm
Front-side bus (FSB) 8GT / s
Maximum core temperature 86°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 51mm

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)