AMD EPYC 7451 vs Intel Xeon Silver 4214

AMD EPYC 7451
Intel Xeon Silver 4214

General info

Comparing EPYC 7451 and Xeon Silver 4214 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Type
Server
 
Server
Series
AMD EPYC
 
Intel Xeon Silver
Architecture codename
Naples
 
Cascade Lake
Release date
29 June 2017
 
2 April 2019
Launch price (MSRP)
$2,400
 
$694

Technical specs

EPYC 7451 and Xeon Silver 4214 quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of EPYC 7451 and Xeon Silver 4214 performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
24
 
12
Number of threads
48
 
24
Base frequency
2.3 GHz
 
2.3 GHz
Maximum frequency
3.2 GHz
 
3.2 GHz
L1 cache
96K (per core)
 
768 KB
L2 cache
512K (per core)
 
12 MB
L3 cache
64 MB (shared)
 
16.5 MB
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
14 nm
Die size
192 mm2
 
no data
Maximum core temperature
no data
 
77 °C
Transistor count
4,800 million
 
no data
64 bit support
+
 
+
Unlocked
+
 
-

Compatibility

Information on EPYC 7451 and Xeon Silver 4214 compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
Max number of CPUs in a configuration
2 (Multiprocessor)
 
2 (Multiprocessor)
Socket
TR4
 
FCLGA3647
Power consumption (TDP)
180 Watt
 
85 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by EPYC 7451 and Xeon Silver 4214. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Instruction set extensions
no data
 
Intel® AVX-512
AES-NI
+
 
+
AVX
+
 
+
vPro
no data
 
+
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
no data
 
+
Speed Shift
no data
 
+
Turbo Boost
no data
 
2.0
Hyper-Threading
no data
 
+
TSX
-
 
+
Turbo Boost Max 3.0
no data
 
-

Security technologies

EPYC 7451 and Xeon Silver 4214 technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
no data
 
+
EDB
no data
 
+

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by EPYC 7451 and Xeon Silver 4214 are enumerated here.
AMD-V
+
 
-
VT-d
no data
 
+
VT-x
no data
 
+
EPT
no data
 
+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by EPYC 7451 and Xeon Silver 4214.
Supported memory types
DDR4 Eight-channel
 
DDR4-2400
Maximum memory size
2 TiB
 
1 TB
Max memory channels
8
 
6
Maximum memory bandwidth
158.95 GB/s
 
107.3 GB/s
ECC memory support
+
 
+

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by EPYC 7451 and Xeon Silver 4214.
PCIe revision
3.0
 
3.0
Max number of PCIe lanes
128
 
48

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of EPYC 7451 and Xeon Silver 4214. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

EPYC 7451 20.57
Xeon Silver 4214 22.80 +10.8%

Passmark

EPYC 7451 16718
Xeon Silver 4214 18535 +10.9%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good EPYC 7451 and Xeon Silver 4214 are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Advantages of AMD EPYC 7451

Virtualization (Hardware acceleration of virtual machines)
Unlocked

Advantages of Intel Xeon Silver 4214

10.8% faster in synthetic tests
Much newer (2 April 2019 vs 29 June 2017)
Cheaper ($694 vs $2400)
Less power hungry (85 vs 180 watts)
TXT (Trusted Execution Technology - protects the system against viruses and rootkits residing in BIOS or in a boot sector)
vPro (a marketing umbrella term for several Intel technologies: AMT, TXT, EDB, VT, Anti-Theft and some others)
TransactionalSynchronizationExtensionVersion

So, EPYC 7451 or Xeon Silver 4214?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends Intel Xeon Silver 4214.
Should you still have questions on choice between EPYC 7451 and Xeon Silver 4214, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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