Intel Xeon E3-1240 v5 vs AMD EPYC 7551P

Comparative analysis of Intel Xeon E3-1240 v5 and AMD EPYC 7551P processors for all known characteristics in the following categories: Essentials, Performance, Memory, Graphics, Graphics interfaces, Graphics image quality, 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.

 

Differences

Reasons to consider the Intel Xeon E3-1240 v5

  • Around 30% higher clock speed: 3.90 GHz vs 3 GHz
  • 2.3x lower typical power consumption: 80 Watt vs 180 Watt
  • Around 53% better performance in PassMark - Single thread mark: 2352 vs 1533
  • Around 67% better performance in Geekbench 4 - Single Core: 1019 vs 609
Specifications (specs)
Maximum frequency 3.90 GHz vs 3 GHz
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 80 Watt vs 180 Watt
Benchmarks
PassMark - Single thread mark 2352 vs 1533
Geekbench 4 - Single Core 1019 vs 609

Reasons to consider the AMD EPYC 7551P

  • Processor is unlocked, an unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
  • 28 more cores, run more applications at once: 32 vs 4
  • 56 more threads: 64 vs 8
  • 2.9x better performance in PassMark - CPU mark: 23581 vs 8166
  • Around 66% better performance in Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core: 6648 vs 4008
Specifications (specs)
Unlocked Unlocked vs Locked
Number of cores 32 vs 4
Number of threads 64 vs 8
Benchmarks
PassMark - CPU mark 23581 vs 8166
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core 6648 vs 4008

Compare benchmarks

CPU 1: Intel Xeon E3-1240 v5
CPU 2: AMD EPYC 7551P

PassMark - Single thread mark
CPU 1
CPU 2
2352
1533
PassMark - CPU mark
CPU 1
CPU 2
8166
23581
Geekbench 4 - Single Core
CPU 1
CPU 2
1019
609
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core
CPU 1
CPU 2
4008
6648
Name Intel Xeon E3-1240 v5 AMD EPYC 7551P
PassMark - Single thread mark 2352 1533
PassMark - CPU mark 8166 23581
Geekbench 4 - Single Core 1019 609
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core 4008 6648

Compare specifications (specs)

Intel Xeon E3-1240 v5 AMD EPYC 7551P

Essentials

Architecture codename Skylake Zen
Launch date Q4'15 June 2017
Place in performance rating 435 511
Processor Number E3-1240V5
Series Intel® Xeon® Processor E3 v5 Family AMD EPYC 7000 Series
Status Launched
Vertical segment Server Server
Family AMD EPYC

Performance

64 bit support
Base frequency 3.50 GHz 2 GHz
Bus Speed 8 GT/s DMI3
Manufacturing process technology 14 nm 14 nm
Maximum frequency 3.90 GHz 3 GHz
Number of cores 4 32
Number of threads 8 64
VID voltage range 0.55V-1.52V
Die size 192 mm
L1 cache 96 KB (per core)
L2 cache 512 KB (per core)
L3 cache 64 MB
Transistor count 4800 million
Unlocked

Memory

Max memory channels 2 8
Maximum memory bandwidth 34.1 GB/s 341 GB/s
Maximum memory size 64 GB
Supported memory types DDR4-1866/2133, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.35V DDR4
Supported memory frequency 2666 MHz

Graphics

Intel® Clear Video HD technology
Intel® Clear Video technology
Intel® InTru™ 3D technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video

Graphics interfaces

Number of displays supported 0

Graphics image quality

4K resolution support

Compatibility

Low Halogen Options Available
Max number of CPUs in a configuration 1 1
Package Size 37.5mm x 37.5mm
Sockets supported FCLGA1151 TR4
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 80 Watt 180 Watt
Socket Count 1P

Peripherals

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® TSX-NI
Intel® Turbo Boost technology
Intel® vPro™ Platform Eligibility
Thermal Monitoring

Virtualization

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™)