Intel Xeon E5-2697A v4 vs AMD EPYC 7351

Comparative analysis of Intel Xeon E5-2697A 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.

 

Differences

Reasons to consider the Intel Xeon E5-2697A v4

  • Around 24% higher clock speed: 3.60 GHz vs 2.9 GHz
  • Around 17% lower typical power consumption: 145 Watt vs 155/170 Watt
  • Around 20% better performance in PassMark - Single thread mark: 2184 vs 1821
  • Around 23% better performance in Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core: 28945 vs 23587
Specifications (specs)
Maximum frequency 3.60 GHz vs 2.9 GHz
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 145 Watt vs 155/170 Watt
Benchmarks
PassMark - Single thread mark 2184 vs 1821
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core 28945 vs 23587

Reasons to consider the AMD EPYC 7351

  • Processor is unlocked, an unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
  • Around 24% better performance in PassMark - CPU mark: 23566 vs 18996
  • Around 4% better performance in Geekbench 4 - Single Core: 3547 vs 3406
Specifications (specs)
Unlocked Unlocked vs Locked
Benchmarks
PassMark - CPU mark 23566 vs 18996
Geekbench 4 - Single Core 3547 vs 3406

Compare benchmarks

CPU 1: Intel Xeon E5-2697A v4
CPU 2: AMD EPYC 7351

PassMark - Single thread mark
CPU 1
CPU 2
2184
1821
PassMark - CPU mark
CPU 1
CPU 2
18996
23566
Geekbench 4 - Single Core
CPU 1
CPU 2
3406
3547
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core
CPU 1
CPU 2
28945
23587
Name Intel Xeon E5-2697A v4 AMD EPYC 7351
PassMark - Single thread mark 2184 1821
PassMark - CPU mark 18996 23566
Geekbench 4 - Single Core 3406 3547
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core 28945 23587

Compare specifications (specs)

Intel Xeon E5-2697A v4 AMD EPYC 7351

Essentials

Architecture codename Broadwell Zen
Launch date Q1'16 June 2017
Place in performance rating 53 83
Processor Number E5-2697AV4
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 2.60 GHz 2.4 GHz
Bus Speed 9.6 GT/s QPI
Manufacturing process technology 14 nm 14 nm
Maximum core temperature 78°C
Maximum frequency 3.60 GHz 2.9 GHz
Number of cores 16 16
Number of QPI Links 2
Number of threads 32 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) 145 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™)