Intel Xeon Gold 6254 vs AMD EPYC 7742

Comparative analysis of Intel Xeon Gold 6254 and AMD EPYC 7742 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 6254

  • Around 18% higher clock speed: 4.00 GHz vs 3.4 GHz
  • Around 13% lower typical power consumption: 200 Watt vs 225 Watt
Maximum frequency 4.00 GHz vs 3.4 GHz
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 200 Watt vs 225 Watt

Reasons to consider the AMD EPYC 7742

  • CPU is newer: launch date 4 month(s) later
  • 46 more cores, run more applications at once: 64 vs 18
  • 92 more threads: 128 vs 36
  • A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor: 7 nm, 14 nm vs 14 nm
  • 3.6x more L1 cache, more data can be stored in the L1 cache for quick access later
  • Around 78% more L2 cache; more data can be stored in the L2 cache for quick access later
  • 10.3x more L3 cache, more data can be stored in the L3 cache for quick access later
  • 4x more maximum memory size: 4 TB vs 1 TB
  • Around 1% better performance in PassMark - Single thread mark: 2296 vs 2277
  • Around 58% better performance in PassMark - CPU mark: 47365 vs 30018
Specifications (specs)
Launch date 7 Aug 2019 vs 2 Apr 2019
Number of cores 64 vs 18
Number of threads 128 vs 36
Manufacturing process technology 7 nm, 14 nm vs 14 nm
L1 cache 4 MB vs 1.125 MB
L2 cache 32 MB vs 18 MB
L3 cache 256 MB vs 24.75 MB
Maximum memory size 4 TB vs 1 TB
Benchmarks
PassMark - Single thread mark 2296 vs 2277
PassMark - CPU mark 47365 vs 30018

Compare benchmarks

CPU 1: Intel Xeon Gold 6254
CPU 2: AMD EPYC 7742

PassMark - Single thread mark
CPU 1
CPU 2
2277
2296
PassMark - CPU mark
CPU 1
CPU 2
30018
47365
Name Intel Xeon Gold 6254 AMD EPYC 7742
PassMark - Single thread mark 2277 2296
PassMark - CPU mark 30018 47365

Compare specifications (specs)

Intel Xeon Gold 6254 AMD EPYC 7742

Essentials

Architecture codename Cascade Lake Zen 2
Launch date 2 Apr 2019 7 Aug 2019
Launch price (MSRP) $3803
Place in performance rating 18 2
Vertical segment Server Server

Performance

Base frequency 3.10 GHz 2.25 GHz
Bus Speed 4 × 8 GT/s
L1 cache 1.125 MB 4 MB
L2 cache 18 MB 32 MB
L3 cache 24.75 MB 256 MB
Manufacturing process technology 14 nm 7 nm, 14 nm
Maximum case temperature (TCase) 82 °C
Maximum frequency 4.00 GHz 3.4 GHz
Number of cores 18 64
Number of threads 36 128
Number of Ultra Path Interconnect (UPI) Links 3
Unlocked

Memory

ECC memory support
Max memory channels 6 8
Maximum memory bandwidth 131.13 GB/s 190.7 GB/s
Maximum memory size 1 TB 4 TB
Supported memory frequency 2933 MHz
Supported memory types DDR4-2933 DDR4-3200

Compatibility

Sockets supported FCLGA3647 SP3
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 200 Watt 225 Watt
Max number of CPUs in a configuration 2

Peripherals

Max number of PCIe lanes 48 128
PCI Express revision 3.0 4.0
Scalability 4S
PCIe configurations x16, x8

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® 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
Turbo Boost Max 3.0
AMD SenseMI
Fused Multiply-Add 3 (FMA3)
Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX)
Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions 2 (AVX2)

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™)