AMD Opteron 6281 vs Intel Xeon Silver 4108

Comparative analysis of AMD Opteron 6281 and Intel Xeon Silver 4108 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.

 

Differences

Reasons to consider the AMD Opteron 6281

  • 8 more cores, run more applications at once: 16 vs 8
  • Around 7% higher clock speed: 3.2 GHz vs 3.00 GHz
Number of cores 16 vs 8
Maximum frequency 3.2 GHz vs 3.00 GHz

Reasons to consider the Intel Xeon Silver 4108

  • A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor: 14 nm vs 32 nm
  • Around 53% lower typical power consumption: 85 Watt vs 130 Watt
  • Around 36% better performance in PassMark - Single thread mark: 1535 vs 1129
  • Around 28% better performance in PassMark - CPU mark: 9302 vs 7279
Specifications (specs)
Manufacturing process technology 14 nm vs 32 nm
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 85 Watt vs 130 Watt
Benchmarks
PassMark - Single thread mark 1535 vs 1129
PassMark - CPU mark 9302 vs 7279

Compare benchmarks

CPU 1: AMD Opteron 6281
CPU 2: Intel Xeon Silver 4108

PassMark - Single thread mark
CPU 1
CPU 2
1129
1535
PassMark - CPU mark
CPU 1
CPU 2
7279
9302
Name AMD Opteron 6281 Intel Xeon Silver 4108
PassMark - Single thread mark 1129 1535
PassMark - CPU mark 7279 9302
Geekbench 4 - Single Core 704
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core 4727

Compare specifications (specs)

AMD Opteron 6281 Intel Xeon Silver 4108

Essentials

Architecture codename Bulldozer Skylake
Family AMD Opteron
OPN Tray OS6281YJTGGGU
Place in performance rating 958 960
Series AMD Opteron 6200 Series Processor Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors
Value for money (0-100) 33.18
Vertical segment Server Server
Launch date Q3'17
Processor Number 4108
Status Launched

Performance

64 bit support
Base frequency 2.5 GHz 1.80 GHz
L1 cache 768 KB
L2 cache 16 MB
L3 cache 8 MB
Manufacturing process technology 32 nm 14 nm
Maximum frequency 3.2 GHz 3.00 GHz
Number of cores 16 8
Number of threads 16 16
Unlocked
Maximum core temperature 77°C
Number of Ultra Path Interconnect (UPI) Links 2

Memory

Max memory channels 2 6
Supported memory frequency 2000 MHz 2400 MHz
Supported memory types DDR3 DDR4-2400
Maximum memory size 768 GB

Compatibility

Max number of CPUs in a configuration 4
Sockets supported G34 FCLGA3647
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 130 Watt 85 Watt
Low Halogen Options Available
Package Size 76.0mm x 56.5mm

Advanced Technologies

Fused Multiply-Add (FMA)
Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX)
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 1
Speed Shift technology

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 48
PCI Express revision 3.0
Scalability 2S

Security & Reliability

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