Intel Xeon E5-2450 v2 vs AMD Opteron 4334

Comparative analysis of Intel Xeon E5-2450 v2 and AMD Opteron 4334 processors for all known characteristics in the following categories: Essentials, Performance, Memory, Compatibility, Peripherals, Security & Reliability, Advanced Technologies, Virtualization. Benchmark processor performance analysis: Geekbench 4 - Single Core, Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core, PassMark - Single thread mark, PassMark - CPU mark.



Reasons to consider the Intel Xeon E5-2450 v2

  • 2 more cores, run more applications at once: 8 vs 6
  • 10 more threads: 16 vs 6
  • Around 18% higher maximum core temperature: 80°C vs 67.70°C
  • A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor: 22 nm vs 32 nm
  • Around 78% more L1 cache; more data can be stored in the L1 cache for quick access later
  • 2.5x more L3 cache, more data can be stored in the L3 cache for quick access later
Number of cores 8 vs 6
Number of threads 16 vs 6
Maximum core temperature 80°C vs 67.70°C
Manufacturing process technology 22 nm vs 32 nm
L1 cache 64 KB (per core) vs 288 KB
L3 cache 20480 KB (shared) vs 8 MB

Reasons to consider the AMD Opteron 4334

  • Around 6% higher clock speed: 3.5 GHz vs 3.30 GHz
  • 3x more L2 cache, more data can be stored in the L2 cache for quick access later
Maximum frequency 3.5 GHz vs 3.30 GHz
L2 cache 6 MB vs 256 KB (per core)

Compare benchmarks

CPU 1: Intel Xeon E5-2450 v2
CPU 2: AMD Opteron 4334

Name Intel Xeon E5-2450 v2 AMD Opteron 4334
Geekbench 4 - Single Core 2856
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core 17874
PassMark - Single thread mark 1208
PassMark - CPU mark 6099

Compare specifications (specs)

Intel Xeon E5-2450 v2 AMD Opteron 4334


Architecture codename Ivy Bridge EN Seoul
Launch date September 2013 n/d
Place in performance rating 100 747
Processor Number E5-2450V2
Series Intel® Xeon® Processor E5 v2 Family AMD Opteron 4300 Series Processor
Status Launched
Vertical segment Server Server
Family AMD Opteron


64 bit support
Base frequency 2.50 GHz 3.1 GHz
Bus Speed 8 GT/s QPI
Die size 160 mm 315 mm
L1 cache 64 KB (per core) 288 KB
L2 cache 256 KB (per core) 6 MB
L3 cache 20480 KB (shared) 8 MB
Manufacturing process technology 22 nm 32 nm
Maximum core temperature 80°C 67.70°C
Maximum frequency 3.30 GHz 3.5 GHz
Number of cores 8 6
Number of QPI Links 1
Number of threads 16 6
Transistor count 1400 million 1200 million
VID voltage range 0.65-1.30V


ECC memory support
Max memory channels 3
Maximum memory bandwidth 38.4 GB/s
Maximum memory size 384 GB
Supported memory types DDR3 800/1066/1333/1600 DDR3
Supported memory frequency 2000 MHz


Low Halogen Options Available
Max number of CPUs in a configuration 2 2
Package Size 45mm x 42.5mm
Sockets supported FCLGA1356 C32
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 95 Watt 95 Watt


Max number of PCIe lanes 24
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)

Advanced Technologies

Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® technology
Idle States
Instruction set extensions Intel® AVX
Intel 64
Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX)
Intel® AES New Instructions
Intel® Demand Based Switching
Intel® Flex Memory Access
Intel® Hyper-Threading technology
Intel® TSX-NI
Intel® Turbo Boost technology
Physical Address Extensions (PAE) 46-bit
Thermal Monitoring
Fused Multiply-Add (FMA)


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™)