Intel Xeon Gold 6226 vs AMD Opteron 4386

Comparative analysis of Intel Xeon Gold 6226 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.

 

Differences

Reasons to consider the Intel Xeon Gold 6226

  • 4 more cores, run more applications at once: 12 vs 8
  • 16 more threads: 24 vs 8
  • Around 22% higher maximum core temperature: 86°C vs 70.50°C
  • A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor: 14 nm vs 32 nm
  • 2x more L1 cache, more data can be stored in the L1 cache for quick access later
  • Around 50% more L2 cache; more data can be stored in the L2 cache for quick access later
  • 2.4x more L3 cache, more data can be stored in the L3 cache for quick access later
  • 3.3x better performance in PassMark - CPU mark: 17850 vs 5419
Specifications (specs)
Number of cores 12 vs 8
Number of threads 24 vs 8
Maximum core temperature 86°C vs 70.50°C
Manufacturing process technology 14 nm vs 32 nm
L1 cache 768 KB vs 384 KB
L2 cache 12 MB vs 8 MB
L3 cache 19.25 MB vs 8 MB
Benchmarks
PassMark - CPU mark 17850 vs 5419

Reasons to consider the AMD Opteron 4386

  • Around 3% higher clock speed: 3.8 GHz vs 3.70 GHz
  • Around 32% lower typical power consumption: 95 Watt vs 125 Watt
Maximum frequency 3.8 GHz vs 3.70 GHz
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 95 Watt vs 125 Watt

Compare benchmarks

CPU 1: Intel Xeon Gold 6226
CPU 2: AMD Opteron 4386

PassMark - CPU mark
CPU 1
CPU 2
17850
5419
Name Intel Xeon Gold 6226 AMD Opteron 4386
PassMark - Single thread mark 0 494
PassMark - CPU mark 17850 5419

Compare specifications (specs)

Intel Xeon Gold 6226 AMD Opteron 4386

Essentials

Architecture codename Cascade Lake Seoul
Launch date 2 Apr 2019 n/d
Launch price (MSRP) $1776
Place in performance rating 1642 1645
Processor Number 6226
Series 2nd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable Processors AMD Opteron 4300 Series Processor
Status Launched
Vertical segment Server Server
Family AMD Opteron
OPN Tray OS4386WLU8KHK

Performance

Base frequency 2.70 GHz 3.1 GHz
L1 cache 768 KB 384 KB
L2 cache 12 MB 8 MB
L3 cache 19.25 MB 8 MB
Manufacturing process technology 14 nm 32 nm
Maximum core temperature 86°C 70.50°C
Maximum frequency 3.70 GHz 3.8 GHz
Number of cores 12 8
Number of threads 24 8
Number of Ultra Path Interconnect (UPI) Links 3
64 bit support
Die size 315 mm
Transistor count 1200 million
Unlocked

Memory

ECC memory support
Max memory channels 6
Maximum memory bandwidth 131.13 GB/s
Maximum memory size 1 TB
Supported memory frequency 2933 MHz 2200 MHz
Supported memory types DDR4-2933 DDR3

Compatibility

Package Size 76.0mm x 56.5mm
Sockets supported FCLGA3647 C32
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 125 Watt 95 Watt
Max number of CPUs in a configuration 2

Peripherals

Max number of PCIe lanes 48
PCI Express revision 3.0
PCIe configurations 1x16, x8, x4
Scalability 4S

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

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™)