Intel Xeon E5-2679 v4 vs AMD EPYC 7351

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Intel Xeon E5-2679 v4
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Games supported 100%

General info

Comparing Xeon E5-2679 v4 and EPYC 7351 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and price.

Place in performance rating233231
Value for moneyno data38.30
Market segmentServerServer
SeriesIntel Xeon E5AMD EPYC
Architecture codenameBroadwell (2015−2019)Naples (2017−2018)
Release date20 June 2016 (6 years ago)20 June 2017 (5 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)no data$1,100
Current priceno data$286 (0.3x MSRP)
Value for money

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Technical specs

Xeon E5-2679 v4 and EPYC 7351 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 cores20 (Icosa-Core)16 (Hexadeca-Core)
Base clock speed2.5 GHz2.4 GHz
Boost clock speed3.3 GHz2.9 GHz
Bus support2 × 9.6 GT/sno data
L1 cacheno data96K (per core)
L2 cache5 MB512K (per core)
L3 cache50 MB64 MB (shared)
Chip lithography14 nm14 nm
Die size456.12 mm2192 mm2
Maximum core temperature53 °Cno data
Number of transistors7200 Million4,800 million
64 bit support++
Windows 11 compatibility--
Unlocked multiplier-+


Information on Xeon E5-2679 v4 and EPYC 7351 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 configuration22 (Multiprocessor)
Thermal design power (TDP)200 Watt170 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Xeon E5-2679 v4 and EPYC 7351. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Instruction set extensionsIntel® AVX2no data
vPro+no data
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)+no data
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)+no data
Turbo Boost Technology2.0no data
Hyper-Threading Technology+no data
TSX+no data
TSX+no data
Idle States+no data
Thermal Monitoring+no data
Flex Memory Access-no data
Demand Based Switching+no data
PAE46 Bitno data

Security technologies

Xeon E5-2679 v4 and EPYC 7351 technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

TXT+no data
EDB+no data
Secure Key+no data
Identity Protection-no data
OS Guard+no data

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Xeon E5-2679 v4 and EPYC 7351 are enumerated here.

AMD-Vno data+
VT-d+no data
VT-x+no data
EPT+no data

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel quantity of RAM supported by Xeon E5-2679 v4 and EPYC 7351. Depending on the motherboards, higher memory frequencies may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR4-1600, DDR4-1866, DDR4-2133, DDR4-2400DDR4 Eight-channel
Maximum memory size1.5 TB2 TiB
Max memory channels48
Maximum memory bandwidth76.8 GB/s170.671 GB/s
ECC memory support++


Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Xeon E5-2679 v4 and EPYC 7351.

PCIe version3.03.0
PCI Express lanes40128

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.

Xeon E5-2679 v4 23.32
EPYC 7351 23.38
  • 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: 68%

Xeon E5-2679 v4 23512
EPYC 7351 23566

Gaming performance

Advantages and disadvantages

Performance rating 23.32 23.38
Novelty 20 June 2016 20 June 2017
Boost clock speed 2500 2900
Base clock speed 0 2400
Thermal design power (TDP) 200 Watt 170 Watt

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