Intel Xeon W-3265 vs AMD EPYC 7742

Comparative analysis of Intel Xeon W-3265 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 W-3265

  • Around 29% higher clock speed: 4.40 GHz vs 3.4 GHz
  • Around 10% lower typical power consumption: 205 Watt vs 225 Watt
  • Around 8% better performance in PassMark - Single thread mark: 2474 vs 2296
Specifications (specs)
Maximum frequency 4.40 GHz vs 3.4 GHz
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 205 Watt vs 225 Watt
Benchmarks
PassMark - Single thread mark 2474 vs 2296

Reasons to consider the AMD EPYC 7742

  • CPU is newer: launch date 2 month(s) later
  • 40 more cores, run more applications at once: 64 vs 24
  • 80 more threads: 128 vs 48
  • 2.7x more L1 cache, more data can be stored in the L1 cache for quick access later
  • Around 33% more L2 cache; more data can be stored in the L2 cache for quick access later
  • 7.8x 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 49% better performance in PassMark - CPU mark: 47365 vs 31691
Specifications (specs)
Launch date 7 Aug 2019 vs 3 Jun 2019
Number of cores 64 vs 24
Number of threads 128 vs 48
L1 cache 4 MB vs 1.5 MB
L2 cache 32 MB vs 24 MB
L3 cache 256 MB vs 33 MB
Maximum memory size 4 TB vs 1 TB
Benchmarks
PassMark - CPU mark 47365 vs 31691

Compare benchmarks

CPU 1: Intel Xeon W-3265
CPU 2: AMD EPYC 7742

PassMark - Single thread mark
CPU 1
CPU 2
2474
2296
PassMark - CPU mark
CPU 1
CPU 2
31691
47365
Name Intel Xeon W-3265 AMD EPYC 7742
PassMark - Single thread mark 2474 2296
PassMark - CPU mark 31691 47365

Compare specifications (specs)

Intel Xeon W-3265 AMD EPYC 7742

Essentials

Architecture codename Cascade Lake Zen 2
Launch date 3 Jun 2019 7 Aug 2019
Launch price (MSRP) $3349
Place in performance rating 9 1
Processor Number W-3265
Vertical segment Server Server

Performance

Base frequency 2.70 GHz 2.25 GHz
L1 cache 1.5 MB 4 MB
L2 cache 24 MB 32 MB
L3 cache 33 MB 256 MB
Maximum case temperature (TCase) 78 °C
Maximum frequency 4.40 GHz 3.4 GHz
Number of cores 24 64
Number of threads 48 128
Number of Ultra Path Interconnect (UPI) Links 0
Manufacturing process technology 7 nm, 14 nm
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Memory

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

Compatibility

Sockets supported FCLGA3647 SP3
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 205 Watt 225 Watt
Max number of CPUs in a configuration 2

Peripherals

Max number of PCIe lanes 64 128
PCI Express revision 3.0 4.0
Scalability 1S Only
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 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
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™)