Intel Xeon E5-2680 v4 vs AMD Opteron 4386

Comparative analysis of Intel Xeon E5-2680 v4 and AMD Opteron 4386 processors for all known characteristics in the following categories: Essentials, Performance, Memory, Graphics, 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 E5-2680 v4

  • 6 more cores, run more applications at once: 14 vs 8
  • 20 more threads: 28 vs 8
  • Around 22% higher maximum core temperature: 86°C vs 70.50°C
  • A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor: 14 nm vs 32 nm
  • Around 17% more L1 cache; more data can be stored in the L1 cache for quick access later
  • 4.4x more L3 cache, more data can be stored in the L3 cache for quick access later
  • 3.9x better performance in PassMark - Single thread mark: 1931 vs 494
  • 2.8x better performance in PassMark - CPU mark: 15301 vs 5419
Specifications (specs)
Number of cores 14 vs 8
Number of threads 28 vs 8
Maximum core temperature 86°C vs 70.50°C
Manufacturing process technology 14 nm vs 32 nm
L1 cache 448 KB vs 384 KB
L3 cache 35 MB vs 8 MB
Benchmarks
PassMark - Single thread mark 1931 vs 494
PassMark - CPU mark 15301 vs 5419

Reasons to consider the AMD Opteron 4386

  • Around 15% higher clock speed: 3.8 GHz vs 3.30 GHz
  • 2.3x more L2 cache, more data can be stored in the L2 cache for quick access later
  • Around 26% lower typical power consumption: 95 Watt vs 120 Watt
Maximum frequency 3.8 GHz vs 3.30 GHz
L2 cache 8 MB vs 3.5 MB
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 95 Watt vs 120 Watt

Compare benchmarks

CPU 1: Intel Xeon E5-2680 v4
CPU 2: AMD Opteron 4386

PassMark - Single thread mark
CPU 1
CPU 2
1931
494
PassMark - CPU mark
CPU 1
CPU 2
15301
5419
Name Intel Xeon E5-2680 v4 AMD Opteron 4386
PassMark - Single thread mark 1931 494
PassMark - CPU mark 15301 5419
Geekbench 4 - Single Core 3508
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core 30097

Compare specifications (specs)

Intel Xeon E5-2680 v4 AMD Opteron 4386

Essentials

Architecture codename Broadwell Seoul
Launch date 10 March 2016 n/d
Launch price (MSRP) $1,745
Place in performance rating 43 1593
Price now $1,762.90
Processor Number E5-2680V4
Series Intel® Xeon® Processor E5 v4 Family AMD Opteron 4300 Series Processor
Status Launched
Value for money (0-100) 3.32
Vertical segment Server Server
Family AMD Opteron
OPN Tray OS4386WLU8KHK

Performance

64 bit support
Base frequency 2.40 GHz 3.1 GHz
Bus Speed 9.6 GT/s QPI
Die size 306 mm 315 mm
Front-side bus (FSB) 9.6 GT / s / QPI
L1 cache 448 KB 384 KB
L2 cache 3.5 MB 8 MB
L3 cache 35 MB 8 MB
Manufacturing process technology 14 nm 32 nm
Maximum core temperature 86°C 70.50°C
Maximum frequency 3.30 GHz 3.8 GHz
Number of cores 14 8
Number of QPI Links 2
Number of threads 28 8
Transistor count 4700 Million 1200 million
VID voltage range 0
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Memory

ECC memory support
Max memory channels 4
Maximum memory bandwidth 76.8 GB/s
Maximum memory size 1.5 TB
Supported memory types DDR4 1600/1866/2133/2400 DDR3
Supported memory frequency 2200 MHz

Graphics

Processor graphics None

Compatibility

Low Halogen Options Available
Max number of CPUs in a configuration 2 2
Package Size 45mm x 52.5mm
Sockets supported FCLGA2011-3 C32
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 120 Watt 95 Watt

Peripherals

Max number of PCIe lanes 40
PCI Express revision 3.0
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
Fused Multiply-Add (FMA)
Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX)

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™)