Intel Xeon E5-2679 v4 vs AMD EPYC 7451

Intel Xeon E5-2679 v4
AMD EPYC 7451

General info

Comparing Xeon E5-2679 v4 and EPYC 7451 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Type
Server
 
Server
Series
Intel Xeon E5
 
AMD EPYC
Architecture codename
Broadwell
 
Naples
Release date
20 June 2016
 
29 June 2017
Launch price (MSRP)
no data
 
$2,400

Technical specs

Xeon E5-2679 v4 and EPYC 7451 quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Xeon E5-2679 v4 and EPYC 7451 performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
20
 
24
Number of threads
40
 
48
Base frequency
no data
 
2.3 GHz
Maximum frequency
2.5 GHz
 
3.2 GHz
Bus support
2 × 9.6 GT/s
 
no data
L1 cache
no data
 
96K (per core)
L2 cache
5 MB
 
512K (per core)
L3 cache
50 MB
 
64 MB (shared)
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
14 nm
Die size
456.12 mm2
 
192 mm2
Transistor count
7200 Million
 
4,800 million
64 bit support
+
 
+
Unlocked
-
 
+

Compatibility

Information on Xeon E5-2679 v4 and EPYC 7451 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
no data
 
TR4
Power consumption (TDP)
200 Watt
 
180 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Xeon E5-2679 v4 and EPYC 7451. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
AES-NI
+
 
+
AVX
+
 
+
vPro
+
 
no data

Security technologies

Xeon E5-2679 v4 and EPYC 7451 technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
+
 
no data

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Xeon E5-2679 v4 and EPYC 7451 are enumerated here.
AMD-V
-
 
+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Xeon E5-2679 v4 and EPYC 7451.
Supported memory types
no data
 
DDR4 Eight-channel
Maximum memory size
1,536 GB
 
2 TiB
Max memory channels
no data
 
8
Maximum memory bandwidth
no data
 
158.95 GB/s
ECC memory support
-
 
+

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Xeon E5-2679 v4 and EPYC 7451.
PCIe revision
3.0
 
3.0
Max number of PCIe lanes
40
 
128

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Xeon E5-2679 v4 and EPYC 7451. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

Xeon E5-2679 v4 28.54 +38.7%
EPYC 7451 20.57

Passmark

Xeon E5-2679 v4 23197 +38.8%
EPYC 7451 16718

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Xeon E5-2679 v4 and EPYC 7451 are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Advantages of Intel Xeon E5-2679 v4

38.7% faster in synthetic tests
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)

Advantages of AMD EPYC 7451

Much newer (29 June 2017 vs 20 June 2016)
Less power hungry (180 vs 200 watts)
x86-64 (a general name for 64-bit extension of x86 instruction set. There are AMD64 and Intel 64 versions that differ very little)
Virtualization (Hardware acceleration of virtual machines)
Unlocked
ECCMemory

So, Xeon E5-2679 v4 or EPYC 7451?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends Intel Xeon E5-2679 v4.
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