AMD EPYC 73F3 vs Intel Xeon Gold 6222

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AMD EPYC 73F3 CPU1 vs CPU2 Intel Xeon Gold 6222
AMD EPYC 73F3 Intel Xeon Gold 6222

CPU comparison

In this CPU comparison, we compare the AMD EPYC 73F3 and the Intel Xeon Gold 6222 and use benchmarks to check which processor is faster.

We compare the AMD EPYC 73F3 16 core processor released in Q1/2021 with the Intel Xeon Gold 6222 which has 20 CPU cores and was introduced in Q2/2019.
AMD EPYC (129) Family Intel Xeon Gold (163)
AMD EPYC 7003 (29) CPU group Intel Xeon Gold 5200/6200 (55)
3 Generation 2
Milan (Zen 3) Architecture Cascade Lake
Desktop / Server Segment Desktop / Server
-- Predecessor --
-- Successor --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The AMD EPYC 73F3 is a 16 core processor with a clock frequency of 3.50 GHz (4.00 GHz). The processor can compute 32 threads at the same time. The Intel Xeon Gold 6222 clocks with 1.80 GHz (3.60 GHz), has 20 CPU cores and can calculate 40 threads in parallel.

AMD EPYC 73F3 Characteristic Intel Xeon Gold 6222
16 Cores 20
32 Threads 40
normal Core architecture normal
Yes Hyperthreading Yes
No Overclocking ? No
3.50 GHz Frequency 1.80 GHz
4.00 GHz Turbo Frequency (1 Core) 3.60 GHz
3.80 GHz Turbo Frequency (All Cores) 2.20 GHz

NPU AI performance

The performance values of the processor's AI unit. The isolated NPU performance is specified here, the total AI performance (NPU+CPU+iGPU) can be higher. Processors with support for artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) can process many calculations, especially audio, image and video processing, much faster than classic processors.

AMD EPYC 73F3 Characteristic Intel Xeon Gold 6222
-- AI hardware --
-- AI specifications --
-- NPU + CPU + iGPU --

Integrated graphics (iGPU)

Graphics (iGPU) integrated into the processor not only enable image output without having to rely on a dedicated graphics solution, but can also efficiently accelerate video playback.

no iGPU GPU no iGPU
GPU frequency --
-- GPU (Turbo) --
-- GPU Generation --
Technology
Max. displays
-- Compute units --
-- Shader --
No Hardware Raytracing No
No Frame Generation No
-- Max. GPU Memory --
-- DirectX Version --

Hardware codec support

A photo or video codec that is accelerated in hardware can greatly accelerate the working speed of a processor and extend the battery life of notebooks or smartphones when playing videos.

no iGPU GPU no iGPU
No Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) No
No Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) No
No Codec h264 No
No Codec VP9 No
No Codec VP8 No
No Codec AV1 No
No Codec AVC No
No Codec VC-1 No
No Codec JPEG No

Memory & PCIe

Up to 4096 GB of memory in a maximum of 8 memory channels is supported by the AMD EPYC 73F3, while the Intel Xeon Gold 6222 supports a maximum of 1024 GB of memory with a maximum memory bandwidth of 115.2 GB/s enabled.

AMD EPYC 73F3 Characteristic Intel Xeon Gold 6222
DDR4-3200 Memory DDR4-2400
4096 GB Max. Memory 1024 GB
8 (Octa Channel) Memory channels 6 (Hexa Channel)
204.8 GB/s Max. Bandwidth 115.2 GB/s
Yes ECC Yes
-- L2 Cache --
256.00 MB L3 Cache 27.50 MB
4.0 PCIe version 3.0
128 PCIe lanes 48
252.0 GB/s PCIe Bandwidth 47.3 GB/s

Thermal Management

The AMD EPYC 73F3 has a TDP of 240 W. The TDP of the Intel Xeon Gold 6222 is 115 W. System integrators use the TDP of the processor as a guide when dimensioning the cooling solution.

AMD EPYC 73F3 Characteristic Intel Xeon Gold 6222
240 W TDP (PL1 / PBP) 115 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
225 W TDP down --
-- Tjunction max. --

Technical details

The AMD EPYC 73F3 has 256.00 MB cache and is manufactured in 7 nm. The cache of Intel Xeon Gold 6222 is at 27.50 MB. The processor is manufactured in 14 nm.

AMD EPYC 73F3 Characteristic Intel Xeon Gold 6222
7 nm Technology 14 nm
Chiplet Chip design Monolithic
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
SSE4a, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2, FMA3 ISA extensions SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2, AVX-512
SP3 Socket LGA 3647
AMD-V, SVM Virtualization VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
Yes AES-NI Yes
Windows 10, Linux Operating systems Windows 10, Linux
Q1/2021 Release date Q2/2019
3521 $ Release price --
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Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
AMD EPYC 73F3 AMD EPYC 73F3
16C 32T @ 4.00 GHz
1434 (100%)
Intel Xeon Gold 6222 Intel Xeon Gold 6222
20C 40T @ 3.60 GHz
0 (0%)

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
AMD EPYC 73F3 AMD EPYC 73F3
16C 32T @ 3.80 GHz
21125 (100%)
Intel Xeon Gold 6222 Intel Xeon Gold 6222
20C 40T @ 2.20 GHz
0 (0%)

Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark

Some of the CPUs listed below have been benchmarked by CPU-monkey. However the majority of CPUs have not been tested and the results have been estimated by a CPU-monkey’s secret proprietary formula. As such they do not accurately reflect the actual Passmark CPU mark values and are not endorsed by PassMark Software Pty Ltd.
AMD EPYC 73F3 AMD EPYC 73F3
16C 32T @ 3.80 GHz
46081 (100%)
Intel Xeon Gold 6222 Intel Xeon Gold 6222
20C 40T @ 2.20 GHz
0 (0%)

Devices using this processor

AMD EPYC 73F3 Intel Xeon Gold 6222
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