Intel Xeon W-3265 vs AMD EPYC 7742

Intel Xeon W-3265
AMD EPYC 7742

General info

Comparing Xeon W-3265 and EPYC 7742 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Type
Server
 
Server
Series
Intel Xeon W
 
AMD EPYC
Architecture codename
Cascade Lake
 
Zen 2
Release date
3 June 2019
 
7 August 2019
Launch price (MSRP)
$3,349
 
$6,950

Technical specs

Xeon W-3265 and EPYC 7742 quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Xeon W-3265 and EPYC 7742 performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
24
 
64
Number of threads
48
 
128
Base frequency
no data
 
2.25 GHz
Maximum frequency
4.6 GHz
 
3.4 GHz
Bus support
4 × 8 GT/s
 
no data
L1 cache
1.5 MB
 
96K (per core)
L2 cache
24 MB
 
512K (per core)
L3 cache
33 MB
 
256 MB (shared)
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
7 nm, 14 nm
Die size
no data
 
192 mm2
Maximum core temperature
78 °C
 
no data
Transistor count
no data
 
4,800 million
64 bit support
+
 
+
Unlocked
-
 
+

Compatibility

Information on Xeon W-3265 and EPYC 7742 compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
Max number of CPUs in a configuration
1 (Uniprocessor)
 
2 (Multiprocessor)
Socket
FCLGA3647
 
TR4
Power consumption (TDP)
205 Watt
 
225 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Xeon W-3265 and EPYC 7742. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Instruction set extensions
Intel® AVX-512
 
no data
AES-NI
+
 
+
AVX
+
 
+
vPro
+
 
no data
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
+
 
no data
Speed Shift
+
 
no data
Turbo Boost
2.0
 
no data
Hyper-Threading
+
 
no data
TSX
+
 
-
Turbo Boost Max 3.0
+
 
no data

Security technologies

Xeon W-3265 and EPYC 7742 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 Xeon W-3265 and EPYC 7742 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 Xeon W-3265 and EPYC 7742.
Supported memory types
DDR4-2933
 
DDR4 Eight-channel
Maximum memory size
1 TB
 
4 TiB
Max memory channels
6
 
8
Maximum memory bandwidth
131.13 GB/s
 
190.7 GB/s
ECC memory support
+
 
+

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Xeon W-3265 and EPYC 7742.
PCIe revision
3.0
 
no data
Max number of PCIe lanes
64
 
no data

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Xeon W-3265 and EPYC 7742. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

Xeon W-3265 41.21
EPYC 7742 82.03 +99.1%

Passmark

Xeon W-3265 33503
EPYC 7742 66679 +99%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Xeon W-3265 and EPYC 7742 are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Advantages of Intel Xeon W-3265

Cheaper ($3349 vs $6950)
Less power hungry (205 vs 225 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

Advantages of AMD EPYC 7742

99.1% faster (about 2 times) in synthetic tests
Somewhat newer (7 August 2019 vs 3 June 2019)
Finer manufacturing process technology (7 vs 14 nm)
Virtualization (Hardware acceleration of virtual machines)
Unlocked

So, Xeon W-3265 or EPYC 7742?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends AMD EPYC 7742.
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