Intel Xeon Gold 6132 vs AMD EPYC 7281

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Intel Xeon Gold 6132
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AMD EPYC 7281
AMD EPYC 7281
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Price now 1299$
Games supported 100%

General info

Comparing Xeon Gold 6132 and EPYC 7281 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and price.

Place in performance rating284280
Value for money5.255.59
Market segmentServerServer
SeriesIntel Xeon GoldAMD EPYC
Architecture codenameSkylake (server) (2017−2019)Naples (2017−2018)
Release date25 April 2017 (5 years ago)20 June 2017 (5 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$2,111$650
Current price$1106 (0.5x MSRP)$1299 (2x MSRP)
Value for money

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Technical specs

Xeon Gold 6132 and EPYC 7281 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 cores14 (Tetradeca-Core)16 (Hexadeca-Core)
Threads2832
Base clock speed2.6 GHz2.1 GHz
Boost clock speed3.7 GHz2.7 GHz
Bus support4 × 8 GT/sno data
L1 cache896 KB96K (per core)
L2 cache14 MB512K (per core)
L3 cache19.25 MB32 MB (shared)
Chip lithography14 nm14 nm
Die sizeno data192 mm2
Maximum core temperature86 °Cno data
Number of transistorsno data4,800 million
64 bit support++
Windows 11 compatibility+-
Unlocked multiplier-+

Compatibility

Information on Xeon Gold 6132 and EPYC 7281 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 configuration4 (Multiprocessor)2 (Multiprocessor)
SocketFCLGA3647TR4
Thermal design power (TDP)140 Watt170 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Xeon Gold 6132 and EPYC 7281. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Instruction set extensionsIntel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX, Intel® AVX2, Intel® AVX-512no data
AES-NI++
AVX++
vPro+no data
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)+no data
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)+no data
Speed Shift+no data
Turbo Boost Technology2.0no data
Hyper-Threading Technology+no data
TSX+no data
TSX+no data
Turbo Boost Max 3.0-no data

Security technologies

Xeon Gold 6132 and EPYC 7281 technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

TXT+no data
EDB+no data

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Xeon Gold 6132 and EPYC 7281 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 Gold 6132 and EPYC 7281. Depending on the motherboards, higher memory frequencies may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR4-2666DDR4 Eight-channel
Maximum memory size768 GB2 TiB
Max memory channels68
Maximum memory bandwidth128.001 GB/s170.671 GB/s
ECC memory support++

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Xeon Gold 6132 and EPYC 7281.

PCIe version3.03.0
PCI Express lanes48128

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 Gold 6132 21.63
EPYC 7281 21.80
+0.8%
  • 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%

Xeon Gold 6132 21808
EPYC 7281 21981
+0.8%

Gaming performance

Advantages and disadvantages


Performance rating 21.63 21.80
Recency 25 April 2017 20 June 2017
Cost $2111 $650
Boost clock speed 2600 2700
Base clock speed 0 2100
Thermal design power (TDP) 140 Watt 170 Watt

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Intel Xeon Gold 6132
Intel Xeon Gold 6132

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AMD EPYC 7281
AMD EPYC 7281

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