Intel Xeon Platinum 8170 vs AMD EPYC 7401

Comparative analysis of Intel Xeon Platinum 8170 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: Geekbench 4 - Single Core, Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core.

 

Differences

Reasons to consider the Intel Xeon Platinum 8170

  • 2 more cores, run more applications at once: 26 vs 24
  • 4 more threads: 52 vs 48
  • Around 23% higher clock speed: 3.70 GHz vs 3 GHz
  • Around 3% lower typical power consumption: 165 Watt vs 155/170 Watt
  • Around 19% better performance in Geekbench 4 - Single Core: 4221 vs 3541
  • Around 37% better performance in Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core: 33793 vs 24681
Specifications (specs)
Number of cores 26 vs 24
Number of threads 52 vs 48
Maximum frequency 3.70 GHz vs 3 GHz
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 165 Watt vs 155/170 Watt
Benchmarks
Geekbench 4 - Single Core 4221 vs 3541
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core 33793 vs 24681

Reasons to consider the AMD EPYC 7401

  • Processor is unlocked, an unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Unlocked Unlocked vs Locked

Compare benchmarks

CPU 1: Intel Xeon Platinum 8170
CPU 2: AMD EPYC 7401

Geekbench 4 - Single Core
CPU 1
CPU 2
4221
3541
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core
CPU 1
CPU 2
33793
24681
Name Intel Xeon Platinum 8170 AMD EPYC 7401
Geekbench 4 - Single Core 4221 3541
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core 33793 24681

Compare specifications (specs)

Intel Xeon Platinum 8170 AMD EPYC 7401

Essentials

Architecture codename Skylake Zen
Launch date Q3'17 June 2017
Place in performance rating 2 22
Processor Number 8170
Series Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors AMD EPYC 7000 Series
Status Launched
Vertical segment Server Server
Family AMD EPYC

Performance

Base frequency 2.10 GHz 2 GHz
Manufacturing process technology 14 nm 14 nm
Maximum core temperature 89°C
Maximum frequency 3.70 GHz 3 GHz
Number of cores 26 24
Number of threads 52 48
Number of Ultra Path Interconnect (UPI) Links 3
64 bit support
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 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
Package Size 76.0mm x 56.5mm
Sockets supported FCLGA3647 TR4
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 165 Watt 155/170 Watt
Max number of CPUs in a configuration 2
Socket Count 1P/2P

Peripherals

Max number of PCIe lanes 48
PCI Express revision 3.0 x128
Scalability S8S

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

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™)