Intel Xeon Gold 6154 vs AMD EPYC 7401

Comparative analysis of Intel Xeon Gold 6154 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.

 

Differences

Reasons to consider the Intel Xeon Gold 6154

  • CPU is newer: launch date 1 month(s) later
  • Around 23% higher clock speed: 3.70 GHz vs 3 GHz
  • Around 50% more L2 cache; more data can be stored in the L2 cache for quick access later
  • Around 25% better performance in Geekbench 4 - Single Core: 4419 vs 3541
  • Around 49% better performance in Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core: 36691 vs 24681
Specifications (specs)
Launch date July 2017 vs June 2017
Maximum frequency 3.70 GHz vs 3 GHz
L2 cache 1024 KB (per core) vs 512 KB (per core)
Max number of CPUs in a configuration 4 vs 2
Benchmarks
Geekbench 4 - Single Core 4419 vs 3541
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core 36691 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
  • 2x more L1 cache, more data can be stored in the L1 cache for quick access later
  • 2.6x more L3 cache, more data can be stored in the L3 cache for quick access later
  • Around 18% lower typical power consumption: 155/170 Watt vs 200 Watt
Unlocked Unlocked vs Locked
Number of cores 24 vs 18
Number of threads 48 vs 36
L1 cache 96 KB (per core) vs 64 KB (per core)
L3 cache 64 MB vs 25344 KB (shared)
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 155/170 Watt vs 200 Watt

Compare benchmarks

CPU 1: Intel Xeon Gold 6154
CPU 2: AMD EPYC 7401

Geekbench 4 - Single Core
CPU 1
CPU 2
4419
3541
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core
CPU 1
CPU 2
36691
24681
Name Intel Xeon Gold 6154 AMD EPYC 7401
PassMark - Single thread mark 2122
PassMark - CPU mark 27722
Geekbench 4 - Single Core 4419 3541
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core 36691 24681

Compare specifications (specs)

Intel Xeon Gold 6154 AMD EPYC 7401

Essentials

Architecture codename Skylake Zen
Launch date July 2017 June 2017
Place in performance rating 7 19
Price now $3,809
Processor Number 6154
Series Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors AMD EPYC 7000 Series
Status Launched
Value for money (0-100) 2.14
Vertical segment Server Server
Family AMD EPYC

Performance

64 bit support
Base frequency 3.00 GHz 2 GHz
L1 cache 64 KB (per core) 96 KB (per core)
L2 cache 1024 KB (per core) 512 KB (per core)
L3 cache 25344 KB (shared) 64 MB
Manufacturing process technology 14 nm 14 nm
Maximum core temperature 82°C
Maximum frequency 3.70 GHz 3 GHz
Number of cores 18 24
Number of threads 36 48
Number of Ultra Path Interconnect (UPI) Links 3
Transistor count 8000 million 4800 million
Die size 192 mm
Unlocked

Memory

Max memory channels 6 8
Maximum memory size 768 GB
Supported memory frequency 2666 MHz 2400/2666 MHz
Supported memory types DDR4-2666 DDR4
Maximum memory bandwidth 307/341 GB/s

Compatibility

Low Halogen Options Available
Max number of CPUs in a configuration 4 2
Package Size 76.0mm x 56.5mm
Sockets supported FCLGA3647 TR4
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 200 Watt 155/170 Watt
Socket Count 1P/2P

Peripherals

Max number of PCIe lanes 48
PCI Express revision 3.0 x128
Scalability S4S

Security & Reliability

Execute Disable Bit (EDB)
Intel® Run Sure Technology
Intel® Trusted Execution technology (TXT)
Mode-based Execute Control (MBE)

Advanced Technologies

Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® technology
Instruction set extensions Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX, Intel® AVX2, Intel® AVX-512
Intel 64
Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX)
Intel® AES New Instructions
Intel® Hyper-Threading technology
Intel® Optane™ Memory Supported
Intel® TSX-NI
Intel® Turbo Boost technology
Intel® Volume Management Device (VMD)
Intel® vPro™ Platform Eligibility
Number of AVX-512 FMA Units 2
Speed Shift technology

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™)