Intel Xeon E5-2696 V3 vs AMD EPYC 7H12

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AMD EPYC 7H12
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General info

Comparing EPYC 7H12 and Xeon E5-2696 V3 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and price.

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Place by popularity56no data
Value for money12.04no data
Market segmentServerServer
SeriesAMD EPYCno data
Architecture codenameZen 2 (2019−2020)Haswell-EP (2014)
Release date18 September 2019
(3 years old)
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Current price$4100 $250
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Technical specs

EPYC 7H12 and Xeon E5-2696 V3 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 cores64 (Tetrahexaconta-Core)18 (Octadeca-Core)
Threads12836
Base clock speed2.6 GHz2.3 GHz
Boost clock speed3.3 GHz3.8 GHz
L1 cache96K (per core)64K (per core)
L2 cache512K (per core)256K (per core)
L3 cache256 MB (shared)45 MB (shared)
Chip lithography7 nm, 14 nm22 nm
Die size192 mm2356 mm2
Maximum case temperature (TCase)no data77 °C
Number of transistors4,800 million2,600 million
64 bit support++
Windows 11 compatibility+no data
Unlocked multiplier+-

Compatibility

Information on EPYC 7H12 and Xeon E5-2696 V3 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)2
SocketTR42011-3
Thermal design power (TDP)280 Watt145 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by EPYC 7H12 and Xeon E5-2696 V3. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

AES-NI++
AVX++
vProno data+
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)no data+
TSXno data+

Security technologies

EPYC 7H12 and Xeon E5-2696 V3 technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

TXTno data+

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by EPYC 7H12 and Xeon E5-2696 V3 are enumerated here.

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

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel quantity of RAM supported by EPYC 7H12 and Xeon E5-2696 V3. Depending on the motherboards, higher memory frequencies may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR4 Eight-channelDDR3, DDR42133 MHz Quad-channel
Maximum memory size4 TiBno data
Max memory channels8no data
Maximum memory bandwidth204.763 GB/sno data
ECC memory support+no data

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by EPYC 7H12 and Xeon E5-2696 V3.

PCIe versionno data3.0

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 7H12 81.23
+330%
Xeon E5-2696 V3 18.87
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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: 67%

EPYC 7H12 100817
+330%
Xeon E5-2696 V3 23426

EPYC 7H12 outperforms Xeon E5-2696 V3 by 330% in Passmark.

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of EPYC 7H12 and Xeon E5-2696 V3. Usually measured in megahashes per second.

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256) no data 150 Mh/s

Gaming performance

Advantages and disadvantages


Performance rating 81.23 18.87
Boost clock speed 3300 3800
Base clock speed 2600 2300
Chip lithography 7 nm 22 nm
Thermal design power (TDP) 280 Watt 145 Watt

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

AMD EPYC 7H12
EPYC 7H12


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