Intel Xeon E5-2696 v2 vs AMD Opteron 4332 HE

Comparative analysis of Intel Xeon E5-2696 v2 and AMD Opteron 4332 HE processors for all known characteristics in the following categories: Essentials, Performance, Memory, Compatibility, Peripherals, Security & Reliability, Advanced Technologies, Virtualization. Benchmark processor performance analysis: 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), PassMark - Single thread mark, PassMark - CPU mark.

 

Differences

Reasons to consider the Intel Xeon E5-2696 v2

  • 6 more cores, run more applications at once: 12 vs 6
  • 18 more threads: 24 vs 6
  • Around 89089% higher clock speed: 3300 MHz vs 3.7 GHz
  • A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor: 22 nm vs 32 nm
  • 2.7x more L1 cache, more data can be stored in the L1 cache for quick access later
  • 3.8x more L3 cache, more data can be stored in the L3 cache for quick access later
Number of cores 12 vs 6
Number of threads 24 vs 6
Maximum frequency 3300 MHz vs 3.7 GHz
Manufacturing process technology 22 nm vs 32 nm
L1 cache 768 KB vs 288 KB
L3 cache 30 MB vs 8 MB

Reasons to consider the AMD Opteron 4332 HE

  • 2x more L2 cache, more data can be stored in the L2 cache for quick access later
L2 cache 6 MB vs 3 MB

Compare benchmarks

CPU 1: Intel Xeon E5-2696 v2
CPU 2: AMD Opteron 4332 HE

Name Intel Xeon E5-2696 v2 AMD Opteron 4332 HE
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Face Detection (mPixels/s) 56.68
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Ocean Surface Simulation (Frames/s) 312.635
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - T-Rex (Frames/s) 3.097
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Video Composition (Frames/s) 16.335
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Bitcoin Mining (mHash/s) 84.763
PassMark - Single thread mark 1285
PassMark - CPU mark 5614

Compare specifications (specs)

Intel Xeon E5-2696 v2 AMD Opteron 4332 HE

Essentials

Architecture codename Ivy Bridge-EP Seoul
Family Intel Xeon E5-2600 v2 AMD Opteron
Place in performance rating 23 638
Processor Number E5-2696 v2
Vertical segment Server Server
Launch date n/d
OPN Tray OS4332OFU6KHK
Series AMD Opteron 4300 Series Processor

Performance

64 bit support
Base frequency 2500 MHz 3 GHz
Bus Speed 5 GT/s DMI
L1 cache 768 KB 288 KB
L2 cache 3 MB 6 MB
L3 cache 30 MB 8 MB
Manufacturing process technology 22 nm 32 nm
Maximum frequency 3300 MHz 3.7 GHz
Number of cores 12 6
Number of threads 24 6
Die size 315 mm
Maximum core temperature 68°C
Transistor count 1200 million
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Memory

ECC memory support
Max memory channels 4
Maximum memory size 768 GB (per socket)
Supported memory types DDR3 DDR3
Supported memory frequency 2000 MHz

Compatibility

Max number of CPUs in a configuration 2 2
Sockets supported LGA2011 C32
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 65 Watt

Peripherals

PCI Express revision 3.0

Security & Reliability

Execute Disable Bit (EDB)
Intel® Trusted Execution technology (TXT)

Advanced Technologies

Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® technology
Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX)
Intel® AES New Instructions
Intel® Hyper-Threading technology
Intel® TSX-NI
Fused Multiply-Add (FMA)

Virtualization

Intel® Virtualization Technology (VT-x)
Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d)
AMD Virtualization (AMD-V™)