Intel Xeon E5-2695 v4 vs AMD EPYC 7401

Comparative analysis of Intel Xeon E5-2695 v4 and AMD EPYC 7401 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

  • Around 10% higher clock speed: 3.30 GHz vs 3 GHz
  • Around 42% lower typical power consumption: 120 Watt vs 155/170 Watt
  • Around 20% better performance in Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core: 29615 vs 24681
Specifications (specs)
Maximum frequency 3.30 GHz vs 3 GHz
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 120 Watt vs 155/170 Watt
Benchmarks
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core 29615 vs 24681

Reasons to consider the AMD EPYC 7401

  • Processor is unlocked, an unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
  • 6 more cores, run more applications at once: 24 vs 18
  • 12 more threads: 48 vs 36
  • Around 7% better performance in Geekbench 4 - Single Core: 3541 vs 3294
Specifications (specs)
Unlocked Unlocked vs Locked
Number of cores 24 vs 18
Number of threads 48 vs 36
Benchmarks
Geekbench 4 - Single Core 3541 vs 3294

Compare benchmarks

CPU 1: Intel Xeon E5-2695 v4
CPU 2: AMD EPYC 7401

Geekbench 4 - Single Core
CPU 1
CPU 2
3294
3541
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core
CPU 1
CPU 2
29615
24681
Name Intel Xeon E5-2695 v4 AMD EPYC 7401
PassMark - Single thread mark 1871
PassMark - CPU mark 18723
Geekbench 4 - Single Core 3294 3541
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core 29615 24681
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 7401

Essentials

Architecture codename Broadwell Zen
Launch date Q1'16 June 2017
Place in performance rating 21 11
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 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 3 GHz
Number of cores 18 24
Number of QPI Links 2
Number of threads 36 48
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™)