Intel Xeon Silver 4208 vs AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 1700X

Comparative analysis of Intel Xeon Silver 4208 and AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 1700X 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, CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Face Detection (mPixels/s), CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Ocean Surface Simulation (Frames/s), CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - T-Rex (Frames/s), CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Video Composition (Frames/s), CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Bitcoin Mining (mHash/s).

 

Differences

Reasons to consider the Intel Xeon Silver 4208

  • CPU is newer: launch date 1 year(s) 9 month(s) later
  • 2x more L2 cache, more data can be stored in the L2 cache for quick access later
  • Around 12% lower typical power consumption: 85 Watt vs 95 Watt
Launch date 2 April 2019 vs 29 June 2017
L2 cache 8 MB vs 4 MB
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 85 Watt vs 95 Watt

Reasons to consider the AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 1700X

  • Around 19% higher clock speed: 3.8 GHz vs 3.20 GHz
  • Around 50% more L1 cache; more data can be stored in the L1 cache for quick access later
  • Around 45% more L3 cache; more data can be stored in the L3 cache for quick access later
Maximum frequency 3.8 GHz vs 3.20 GHz
L1 cache 96 KB (per core) vs 512 KB
L3 cache 16 MB vs 11 MB

Compare benchmarks

CPU 1: Intel Xeon Silver 4208
CPU 2: AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 1700X

Name Intel Xeon Silver 4208 AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 1700X
PassMark - Single thread mark 0 0
PassMark - CPU mark 0 0
Geekbench 4 - Single Core 4071
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core 20991
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Face Detection (mPixels/s) 23.612
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Ocean Surface Simulation (Frames/s) 49.829
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - T-Rex (Frames/s) 1.083
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Video Composition (Frames/s) 3.446
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Bitcoin Mining (mHash/s) 12.987

Compare specifications (specs)

Intel Xeon Silver 4208 AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 1700X

Essentials

Architecture codename Cascade Lake Zen
Family Xeon Silver AMD Ryzen PRO Processors
Launch date 2 April 2019 29 June 2017
Launch price (MSRP) $417
Place in performance rating 2140 151
Processor Number 4208
Series 4200 AMD Ryzen 7 PRO Desktop Processors
Vertical segment Server Desktop
OPN Tray YD17XBBAM88AE
OS Support Windows 10 - 64-Bit Edition, RHEL x86 64-Bit, Ubuntu x86 64-Bit

Performance

64 bit support
Base frequency 2.10 GHz 3.4 GHz
L1 cache 512 KB 96 KB (per core)
L2 cache 8 MB 4 MB
L3 cache 11 MB 16 MB
Manufacturing process technology 14 nm 14 nm
Maximum case temperature (TCase) 78 °C
Maximum frequency 3.20 GHz 3.8 GHz
Number of cores 8 8
Number of threads 16 16
Number of Ultra Path Interconnect (UPI) Links 2
Unlocked
Die size 192 mm
Maximum core temperature 95°C
Transistor count 4800 million

Memory

ECC memory support
Max memory channels 6 2
Maximum memory bandwidth 107.3 GB/s
Maximum memory size 1 TB
Supported memory frequency 2400 MHz 2667 MHz
Supported memory types DDR4-2400 DDR4

Compatibility

Sockets supported FCLGA3647 AM4
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 85 Watt 95 Watt
Max number of CPUs in a configuration 1

Peripherals

Max number of PCIe lanes 48
PCI Express revision 3.0 3.0 x16
Scalability 2S

Security & Reliability

Execute Disable Bit (EDB)
Intel® Trusted Execution technology (TXT)
Mode-based Execute Control (MBE)
Secure Boot

Advanced Technologies

Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® technology
Intel 64
Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX)
Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions 2 (AVX2)
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
Speed Shift technology
Turbo Boost Max 3.0
AMD SenseMI
Extended Frequency Range (XFR)
TSM Encryption

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™)