Intel Xeon E-2186G vs AMD EPYC 7401

Comparative analysis of Intel Xeon E-2186G and AMD EPYC 7401 processors for all known characteristics in the following categories: Essentials, Performance, Memory, Graphics, Graphics interfaces, Graphics image quality, Graphics API support, Compatibility, Peripherals, Security & Reliability, Advanced Technologies, Virtualization. Benchmark processor performance analysis: PassMark - Single thread mark, PassMark - CPU mark, Geekbench 4 - Single Core, Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core.



Reasons to consider the Intel Xeon E-2186G

  • Around 57% higher clock speed: 4.70 GHz vs 3 GHz
  • Around 79% lower typical power consumption: 95 Watt vs 155/170 Watt
Maximum frequency 4.70 GHz vs 3 GHz
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 95 Watt vs 155/170 Watt

Reasons to consider the AMD EPYC 7401

  • Processor is unlocked, an unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
  • 18 more cores, run more applications at once: 24 vs 6
  • 36 more threads: 48 vs 12
Unlocked Unlocked vs Locked
Number of cores 24 vs 6
Number of threads 48 vs 12
Max number of CPUs in a configuration 2 vs 1

Compare benchmarks

CPU 1: Intel Xeon E-2186G
CPU 2: AMD EPYC 7401

Name Intel Xeon E-2186G AMD EPYC 7401
PassMark - Single thread mark 2818
PassMark - CPU mark 12908
Geekbench 4 - Single Core 3541
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core 24681

Compare specifications (specs)

Intel Xeon E-2186G AMD EPYC 7401


Architecture codename Coffee Lake Zen
Launch date Q3'18 June 2017
Place in performance rating 64 11
Processor Number E-2186G
Series Intel® Xeon® E Processor AMD EPYC 7000 Series
Status Launched
Vertical segment Server Server


64 bit support
Base frequency 3.80 GHz 2 GHz
Bus Speed 8 GT/s DMI3
Manufacturing process technology 14 nm 14 nm
Maximum frequency 4.70 GHz 3 GHz
Number of cores 6 24
Number of threads 12 48
Die size 192 mm
L1 cache 96 KB (per core)
L2 cache 512 KB (per core)
L3 cache 64 MB
Transistor count 4800 million


Max memory channels 2 8
Maximum memory bandwidth 41.6 GB/s 307/341 GB/s
Maximum memory size 128 GB
Supported memory types DDR4-2666 DDR4
Supported memory frequency 2400/2666 MHz


Device ID 0x3E96
Graphics base frequency 350 MHz
Graphics max dynamic frequency 1.20 GHz
Intel® Clear Video HD technology
Intel® Clear Video technology
Intel® InTru™ 3D technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video
Max video memory 128 GB
Processor graphics Intel® UHD Graphics P630

Graphics interfaces

Number of displays supported 3

Graphics image quality

4K resolution support
Max resolution over DisplayPort 4096x2304@60Hz
Max resolution over eDP 4096x2304@60Hz
Max resolution over HDMI 1.4 4096x2160@24Hz

Graphics API support

DirectX 12
OpenGL 4.5


Low Halogen Options Available
Max number of CPUs in a configuration 1 2
Package Size 37.5mm x 37.5mm
Sockets supported FCLGA1151 TR4
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 95 Watt 155/170 Watt
Socket Count 1P/2P


Max number of PCIe lanes 16
PCI Express revision 3.0 x128
PCIe configurations 1x16,2x8,1x8+2x4
Scalability 1S Only

Security & Reliability

Execute Disable Bit (EDB)
Intel® Memory Protection Extensions (Intel® MPX)
Intel® OS Guard
Intel® Secure Key technology
Intel® Software Guard Extensions (Intel® SGX)
Intel® Trusted Execution technology (TXT)
Secure Boot

Advanced Technologies

Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® technology
Idle States
Instruction set extensions Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
Intel 64
Intel® AES New Instructions
Intel® Hyper-Threading technology
Intel® Optane™ Memory Supported
Intel® TSX-NI
Intel® Turbo Boost technology
Intel® vPro™ Platform Eligibility
Thermal Monitoring


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