Intel Xeon E5-2699 v4 vs AMD Opteron 4386

Comparative analysis of Intel Xeon E5-2699 v4 and AMD Opteron 4386 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.



Reasons to consider the Intel Xeon E5-2699 v4

  • 14 more cores, run more applications at once: 22 vs 8
  • 36 more threads: 44 vs 8
  • Around 12% higher maximum core temperature: 79°C vs 70.50°C
  • A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor: 14 nm vs 32 nm
  • 4.1x better performance in PassMark - Single thread mark: 2042 vs 494
  • 3.5x better performance in PassMark - CPU mark: 18931 vs 5419
Specifications (specs)
Number of cores 22 vs 8
Number of threads 44 vs 8
Maximum core temperature 79°C vs 70.50°C
Manufacturing process technology 14 nm vs 32 nm
PassMark - Single thread mark 2042 vs 494
PassMark - CPU mark 18931 vs 5419

Reasons to consider the AMD Opteron 4386

  • Around 6% higher clock speed: 3.8 GHz vs 3.60 GHz
  • Around 53% lower typical power consumption: 95 Watt vs 145 Watt
Maximum frequency 3.8 GHz vs 3.60 GHz
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 95 Watt vs 145 Watt

Compare benchmarks

CPU 1: Intel Xeon E5-2699 v4
CPU 2: AMD Opteron 4386

PassMark - Single thread mark
PassMark - CPU mark
Name Intel Xeon E5-2699 v4 AMD Opteron 4386
PassMark - Single thread mark 2042 494
PassMark - CPU mark 18931 5419
Geekbench 4 - Single Core 3462
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core 30449

Compare specifications (specs)

Intel Xeon E5-2699 v4 AMD Opteron 4386


Architecture codename Broadwell Seoul
Launch date Q1'16 n/d
Place in performance rating 33 1592
Processor Number E5-2699V4
Series Intel® Xeon® Processor E5 v4 Family AMD Opteron 4300 Series Processor
Status Launched
Vertical segment Server Server
Family AMD Opteron


64 bit support
Base frequency 2.20 GHz 3.1 GHz
Bus Speed 9.6 GT/s QPI
Manufacturing process technology 14 nm 32 nm
Maximum core temperature 79°C 70.50°C
Maximum frequency 3.60 GHz 3.8 GHz
Number of cores 22 8
Number of QPI Links 2
Number of threads 44 8
VID voltage range 0
Die size 315 mm
L1 cache 384 KB
L2 cache 8 MB
L3 cache 8 MB
Transistor count 1200 million


Max memory channels 4
Maximum memory bandwidth 76.8 GB/s
Maximum memory size 1.5 TB
Supported memory types DDR4 1600/1866/2133/2400 DDR3
Supported memory frequency 2200 MHz


Low Halogen Options Available
Max number of CPUs in a configuration 2 2
Package Size 45mm x 52.5mm
Sockets supported FCLGA2011-3 C32
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 145 Watt 95 Watt


Max number of PCIe lanes 40
PCI Express revision 3.0
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
Fused Multiply-Add (FMA)
Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX)


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™)