AMD EPYC 7281 vs Intel Xeon E-2246G

Price now 1299$
Games supported 100%
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Intel Xeon E-2246G
Intel Xeon E-2246G
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Price now 931$
Games supported 100%

General info

Comparing EPYC 7281 and Xeon E-2246G processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and price.

Place in performance rating281530
Value for money5.574.88
Market segmentServerServer
SeriesAMD EPYCIntel Xeon E
Architecture codenameNaples (2017−2018)Coffee Lake (2017−2019)
Release date20 June 2017 (5 years ago)27 May 2019 (3 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$650$311
Current price$1299 (2x MSRP)$931 (3x MSRP)
Value for money

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Technical specs

EPYC 7281 and Xeon E-2246G basic parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of CPU speed, though for more precise assessment you have to consider their test results.

Physical cores16 (Hexadeca-Core)6 (Hexa-Core)
Base clock speed2.1 GHz3.6 GHz
Boost clock speed2.7 GHz4.8 GHz
Bus supportno data4 × 8 GT/s
L1 cache96K (per core)384 KB
L2 cache512K (per core)1.5 MB
L3 cache32 MB (shared)12 MB
Chip lithography14 nm14 nm
Die size192 mm2149.6 mm2
Maximum core temperatureno data100 °C
Number of transistors4,800 millionno data
64 bit support++
Windows 11 compatibility-+
Unlocked multiplier+-


Information on EPYC 7281 and Xeon E-2246G compatibility with other computer components: motherboard (look for socket type), power supply unit (look for power consumption) etc. Useful when planning a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. Note that power consumption of some processors can well exceed their nominal TDP, even without overclocking. Some can even double their declared thermals given that the motherboard allows to tune the CPU power parameters.

Number of CPUs in a configuration2 (Multiprocessor)1
Thermal design power (TDP)170 Watt80 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by EPYC 7281 and Xeon E-2246G. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Instruction set extensionsno dataIntel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
vProno data+
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)no data+
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)no data+
Turbo Boost Technologyno data2.0
Hyper-Threading Technologyno data+
TSXno data+
TSXno data+
Idle Statesno data+
Thermal Monitoringno data+

Security technologies

EPYC 7281 and Xeon E-2246G technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

TXTno data+
EDBno data+
Secure Keyno data+
MPXno data+
SGXno dataYes with Intel® ME
OS Guardno data+

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by EPYC 7281 and Xeon E-2246G are enumerated here.

AMD-V+no data
VT-dno data+
VT-xno data+
EPTno data+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel quantity of RAM supported by EPYC 7281 and Xeon E-2246G. Depending on the motherboards, higher memory frequencies may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR4 Eight-channelDDR4-2666
Maximum memory size2 TiB128 GB
Max memory channels82
Maximum memory bandwidth170.671 GB/s42.671 GB/s
ECC memory support++

Graphics specifications

General parameters of integrated GPUs, if any.

Integrated graphics cardno dataIntel UHD Graphics P630
Max video memoryno data128 GB
Quick Sync Videono data+
Clear Videono data+
Clear Video HDno data+
Graphics max frequencyno data1.2 GHz
InTru 3Dno data+

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of EPYC 7281 and Xeon E-2246G integrated GPUs.

Number of displays supportedno data3

Graphics image quality

Maximum display resolutions supported by EPYC 7281 and Xeon E-2246G integrated GPUs, including resolutions over different interfaces.

4K resolution supportno data+
Max resolution over HDMI 1.4no data4096x2160@24Hz
Max resolution over eDPno data4096x2304@60Hz
Max resolution over DisplayPortno data4096x2304@60Hz
Max resolution over VGAno dataN/A

Graphics API support

APIs supported by EPYC 7281 and Xeon E-2246G integrated GPUs, sometimes API versions are included.

DirectXno data12
OpenGLno data4.5


Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by EPYC 7281 and Xeon E-2246G.

PCIe version3.03.0
PCI Express lanes12816

Benchmark performance

Various benchmark results of the processors in comparison. Overall score is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.

Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

EPYC 7281 21.80
Xeon E-2246G 13.94
  • Passmark

Passmark CPU Mark is a widespread benchmark, consisting of 8 different types of workload, including integer and floating point math, extended instructions, compression, encryption and physics calculation. There is also one separate single-threaded scenario measuring single-core performance.

Benchmark coverage: 69%

EPYC 7281 21981
Xeon E-2246G 14050

Gaming performance

Advantages and disadvantages

Performance rating 21.80 13.94
Recency 20 June 2017 27 May 2019
Cost $650 $311
Boost clock speed 2700 3600
Base clock speed 2100 0
Thermal design power (TDP) 170 Watt 80 Watt

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends


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