Intel Xeon E5-2696 v4 vs AMD Opteron 4334

Comparative analysis of Intel Xeon E5-2696 v4 and AMD Opteron 4334 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), PassMark - Single thread mark, PassMark - CPU mark.

 

Differences

Reasons to consider the Intel Xeon E5-2696 v4

  • 16 more cores, run more applications at once: 22 vs 6
  • 38 more threads: 44 vs 6
  • Around 6% higher clock speed: 3.7 GHz vs 3.5 GHz
  • A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor: 14 nm vs 32 nm
  • 4.9x more L1 cache, more data can be stored in the L1 cache for quick access later
  • 6.9x more L3 cache, more data can be stored in the L3 cache for quick access later
Number of cores 22 vs 6
Number of threads 44 vs 6
Maximum frequency 3.7 GHz vs 3.5 GHz
Manufacturing process technology 14 nm vs 32 nm
L1 cache 1408 KB vs 288 KB
L3 cache 55 MB vs 8 MB

Reasons to consider the AMD Opteron 4334

  • Around 9% more L2 cache; more data can be stored in the L2 cache for quick access later
  • Around 58% lower typical power consumption: 95 Watt vs 150 Watt
L2 cache 6 MB vs 5.5 MB
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 95 Watt vs 150 Watt

Compare benchmarks

CPU 1: Intel Xeon E5-2696 v4
CPU 2: AMD Opteron 4334

Name Intel Xeon E5-2696 v4 AMD Opteron 4334
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Face Detection (mPixels/s) 45.233
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Ocean Surface Simulation (Frames/s) 238.37
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - T-Rex (Frames/s) 2.53
PassMark - Single thread mark 1208
PassMark - CPU mark 6099

Compare specifications (specs)

Intel Xeon E5-2696 v4 AMD Opteron 4334

Essentials

Architecture codename Broadwell EP Seoul
Family Xeon E5 AMD Opteron
Launch date 20 June 2016 n/d
Place in performance rating 19 688
Processor Number E5-2696 v4
Series E5-2000 AMD Opteron 4300 Series Processor
Vertical segment Server Server
OPN Tray OS4334WLU6KHK

Performance

64 bit support
Base frequency 2.2 GHz 3.1 GHz
Bus Speed 9.6 GT/s QPI 4800 MHz
L1 cache 1408 KB 288 KB
L2 cache 5.5 MB 6 MB
L3 cache 55 MB 8 MB
Manufacturing process technology 14 nm 32 nm
Maximum frequency 3.7 GHz 3.5 GHz
Number of cores 22 6
Number of threads 44 6
Operating Temperature Range -25 °C - 125 °C
Transistor count 7.2 billion 1200 million
Unlocked
Die size 315 mm
Maximum core temperature 67.70°C

Memory

ECC memory support
Max memory channels 4
Maximum memory bandwidth 71.53 GB/s
Maximum memory size 1536 GB
Supported memory types DDR4-2400 DDR3
Supported memory frequency 2000 MHz

Compatibility

Max number of CPUs in a configuration 2 2
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 150 Watt 95 Watt
Sockets supported C32

Peripherals

Max number of PCIe lanes 40
Number of USB ports 3.0
PCIe configurations 1x4, 1x16

Security & Reliability

Intel® Trusted Execution technology (TXT)

Advanced Technologies

Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® technology
Fused Multiply-Add 3 (FMA3)
Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX)
Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions 2 (AVX2)
Intel® AES New Instructions
Intel® Hyper-Threading technology
Intel® TSX-NI
Intel® Turbo Boost technology
Intel® vPro™ Platform Eligibility
Fused Multiply-Add (FMA)

Virtualization

Intel® VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)
AMD Virtualization (AMD-V™)