Intel Xeon W-3265 vs AMD EPYC 7742
Comparing Xeon W-3265 and EPYC 7742 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
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
Number of threads
4 × 8 GT/s
96K (per core)
512K (per core)
256 MB (shared)
Manufacturing process technology
7 nm, 14 nm
Maximum core temperature
64 bit support
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
Power consumption (TDP)
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
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
Turbo Boost Max 3.0
Xeon W-3265 and EPYC 7742 technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Xeon W-3265 and EPYC 7742 are enumerated here.
Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Xeon W-3265 and EPYC 7742.
Supported memory types
Maximum memory size
Max memory channels
Maximum memory bandwidth
ECC memory support
Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Xeon W-3265 and EPYC 7742.
Max number of PCIe lanes
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%
Xeon W-3265 33503
EPYC 7742 66679 +99%
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)
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)
So, Xeon W-3265 or EPYC 7742?
Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends AMD EPYC 7742.
Should you still have questions on choice between Xeon W-3265 and EPYC 7742, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.