Intel Xeon E5-2695 v4 vs AMD EPYC 7351

Comparative analysis of Intel Xeon E5-2695 v4 and AMD EPYC 7351 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, CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Face Detection (mPixels/s), CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Ocean Surface Simulation (Frames/s), CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - T-Rex (Frames/s), CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Video Composition (Frames/s), CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Bitcoin Mining (mHash/s).

 

Differences

Reasons to consider the Intel Xeon E5-2695 v4

  • 2 more cores, run more applications at once: 18 vs 16
  • 4 more threads: 36 vs 32
  • Around 14% higher clock speed: 3.30 GHz vs 2.9 GHz
  • Around 42% lower typical power consumption: 120 Watt vs 155/170 Watt
  • Around 8% better performance in PassMark - Single thread mark: 1871 vs 1728
  • Around 26% better performance in Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core: 29615 vs 23587
Specifications (specs)
Number of cores 18 vs 16
Number of threads 36 vs 32
Maximum frequency 3.30 GHz vs 2.9 GHz
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 120 Watt vs 155/170 Watt
Benchmarks
PassMark - Single thread mark 1871 vs 1728
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core 29615 vs 23587

Reasons to consider the AMD EPYC 7351

  • Processor is unlocked, an unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
  • Around 14% better performance in PassMark - CPU mark: 21261 vs 18723
  • Around 8% better performance in Geekbench 4 - Single Core: 3547 vs 3294
Specifications (specs)
Unlocked Unlocked vs Locked
Benchmarks
PassMark - CPU mark 21261 vs 18723
Geekbench 4 - Single Core 3547 vs 3294

Compare benchmarks

CPU 1: Intel Xeon E5-2695 v4
CPU 2: AMD EPYC 7351

PassMark - Single thread mark
CPU 1
CPU 2
1871
1728
PassMark - CPU mark
CPU 1
CPU 2
18723
21261
Geekbench 4 - Single Core
CPU 1
CPU 2
3294
3547
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core
CPU 1
CPU 2
29615
23587
Name Intel Xeon E5-2695 v4 AMD EPYC 7351
PassMark - Single thread mark 1871 1728
PassMark - CPU mark 18723 21261
Geekbench 4 - Single Core 3294 3547
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core 29615 23587
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Face Detection (mPixels/s) 52.064
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Ocean Surface Simulation (Frames/s) 403.17
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - T-Rex (Frames/s) 2.65
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Video Composition (Frames/s) 16.165
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Bitcoin Mining (mHash/s) 162.162

Compare specifications (specs)

Intel Xeon E5-2695 v4 AMD EPYC 7351

Essentials

Architecture codename Broadwell Zen
Launch date Q1'16 June 2017
Place in performance rating 21 72
Processor Number E5-2695V4
Series Intel® Xeon® Processor E5 v4 Family AMD EPYC 7000 Series
Status Launched
Vertical segment Server Server
Family AMD EPYC

Performance

64 bit support
Base frequency 2.10 GHz 2.4 GHz
Bus Speed 9.6 GT/s QPI
Manufacturing process technology 14 nm 14 nm
Maximum core temperature 84°C
Maximum frequency 3.30 GHz 2.9 GHz
Number of cores 18 16
Number of QPI Links 2
Number of threads 36 32
VID voltage range 0
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 76.8 GB/s 307/341 GB/s
Maximum memory size 1.5 TB
Supported memory types DDR4 1600/1866/2133/2400 DDR4
Supported memory frequency 2400/2666 MHz

Compatibility

Low Halogen Options Available
Max number of CPUs in a configuration 2 2
Package Size 45mm x 52.5mm
Sockets supported FCLGA2011-3 TR4
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 120 Watt 155/170 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™)