Intel Xeon E5-2637 v3 vs AMD EPYC 7551

Comparative analysis of Intel Xeon E5-2637 v3 and AMD EPYC 7551 processors for all known characteristics in the following categories: Essentials, Performance, Memory, 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 E5-2637 v3

  • Around 23% higher clock speed: 3.70 GHz vs 3 GHz
  • Around 33% lower typical power consumption: 135 Watt vs 180 Watt
  • Around 42% better performance in PassMark - Single thread mark: 2134 vs 1502
Specifications (specs)
Maximum frequency 3.70 GHz vs 3 GHz
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 135 Watt vs 180 Watt
Benchmarks
PassMark - Single thread mark 2134 vs 1502

Reasons to consider the AMD EPYC 7551

  • 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
  • A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor: 14 nm vs 22 nm
  • Around 82% better performance in PassMark - CPU mark: 18483 vs 10135
  • 4.1x better performance in Geekbench 4 - Single Core: 2956 vs 716
  • 6.3x better performance in Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core: 20125 vs 3180
Specifications (specs)
Unlocked Unlocked vs Locked
Number of cores 32 vs 4
Number of threads 64 vs 8
Manufacturing process technology 14 nm vs 22 nm
Benchmarks
PassMark - CPU mark 18483 vs 10135
Geekbench 4 - Single Core 2956 vs 716
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core 20125 vs 3180

Compare benchmarks

CPU 1: Intel Xeon E5-2637 v3
CPU 2: AMD EPYC 7551

PassMark - Single thread mark
CPU 1
CPU 2
2134
1502
PassMark - CPU mark
CPU 1
CPU 2
10135
18483
Geekbench 4 - Single Core
CPU 1
CPU 2
716
2956
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core
CPU 1
CPU 2
3180
20125
Name Intel Xeon E5-2637 v3 AMD EPYC 7551
PassMark - Single thread mark 2134 1502
PassMark - CPU mark 10135 18483
Geekbench 4 - Single Core 716 2956
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core 3180 20125

Compare specifications (specs)

Intel Xeon E5-2637 v3 AMD EPYC 7551

Essentials

Architecture codename Haswell Zen
Launch date Q3'14 June 2017
Place in performance rating 551 137
Processor Number E5-2637V3
Series Intel® Xeon® Processor E5 v3 Family AMD EPYC 7000 Series
Status Launched
Vertical segment Server Server
Family AMD EPYC
Price now $3,813.99
Value for money (0-100) 1.43

Performance

64 bit support
Base frequency 3.50 GHz 2 GHz
Bus Speed 9.6 GT/s QPI
Manufacturing process technology 22 nm 14 nm
Maximum core temperature 76.6°C
Maximum frequency 3.70 GHz 3 GHz
Number of cores 4 32
Number of QPI Links 2
Number of threads 8 64
VID voltage range 0.65V–1.30V
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 4 8
Maximum memory bandwidth 68 GB/s 341 GB/s
Maximum memory size 768 GB
Supported memory types DDR4 1600/1866/2133 DDR4
Supported memory frequency 2666 MHz

Compatibility

Low Halogen Options Available
Max number of CPUs in a configuration 2 2
Package Size 52.5mm x 45mm
Sockets supported FCLGA2011-3 TR4
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 135 Watt 180 Watt
Socket Count 1P/2P

Peripherals

Max number of PCIe lanes 40
PCI Express revision 3.0 x128
PCIe configurations x4, x8, x16
Scalability 2S

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® AVX2
Intel 64
Intel® AES New Instructions
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

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™)