Intel Core i7-3930K vs AMD EPYC 7401P

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CPU comparison with benchmarks


Intel Core i7-3930K CPU1 vs CPU2 AMD EPYC 7401P
Intel Core i7-3930K AMD EPYC 7401P

CPU comparison

Intel Core i7-3930K or AMD EPYC 7401P - which processor is faster? In this comparison we look at the differences and analyze which of these two CPUs is better. We compare the technical data and benchmark results.

The Intel Core i7-3930K has 6 cores with 12 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 3.80 GHz. Up to 64 GB of memory is supported in 4 memory channels. The Intel Core i7-3930K was released in Q4/2011.

The AMD EPYC 7401P has 24 cores with 48 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 3.00 GHz. The CPU supports up to GB of memory in 8 memory channels. The AMD EPYC 7401P was released in Q3/2017.
Intel Core i7 Extreme Edition (24) Family AMD EPYC (129)
Intel Core i 3000X (4) CPU group AMD EPYC 7001 (12)
3 Generation 1
Sandy Bridge E Architecture Naples (Zen)
Desktop / Server Segment Desktop / Server
-- Predecessor --
-- Successor --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The Intel Core i7-3930K has 6 CPU cores and can calculate 12 threads in parallel. The clock frequency of the Intel Core i7-3930K is 3.20 GHz (3.80 GHz) while the AMD EPYC 7401P has 24 CPU cores and 48 threads can calculate simultaneously. The clock frequency of the AMD EPYC 7401P is at 2.00 GHz (3.00 GHz).

Intel Core i7-3930K Characteristic AMD EPYC 7401P
6 Cores 24
12 Threads 48
normal Core architecture normal
Yes Hyperthreading Yes
Yes Overclocking ? No
3.20 GHz Frequency 2.00 GHz
3.80 GHz Turbo Frequency (1 Core) 3.00 GHz
3.80 GHz Turbo Frequency (All Cores) 2.80 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.

Intel Core i7-3930K Characteristic AMD EPYC 7401P
-- AI hardware --
-- AI specifications --
-- NPU + CPU + iGPU --

Integrated graphics (iGPU)

The Intel Core i7-3930K or AMD EPYC 7401P has integrated graphics, called iGPU for short. The iGPU uses the system's main memory as graphics memory and sits on the processor's die.

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

The Intel Core i7-3930K can use up to 64 GB of memory in 4 memory channels. The maximum memory bandwidth is 51.2 GB/s. The AMD EPYC 7401P supports up to GB of memory in 8 memory channels and achieves a memory bandwidth of up to 170.6 GB/s.

Intel Core i7-3930K Characteristic AMD EPYC 7401P
DDR3-1600 Memory DDR4-2400, DDR4-2666
64 GB Max. Memory
4 (Quad Channel) Memory channels 8 (Octa Channel)
51.2 GB/s Max. Bandwidth 170.6 GB/s
No ECC Yes
-- L2 Cache --
12.00 MB L3 Cache 64.00 MB
-- PCIe version 3.0
-- PCIe lanes 128
-- PCIe Bandwidth 126.1 GB/s

Thermal Management

The thermal design power (TDP for short) of the Intel Core i7-3930K is 130 W, while the AMD EPYC 7401P has a TDP of 170 W. The TDP specifies the necessary cooling solution that is required to cool the processor sufficiently.

Intel Core i7-3930K Characteristic AMD EPYC 7401P
130 W TDP (PL1 / PBP) 170 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down --
-- Tjunction max. --

Technical details

The Intel Core i7-3930K is manufactured in 32 nm and has 12.00 MB cache. The AMD EPYC 7401P is manufactured in 14 nm and has a 64.00 MB cache.

Intel Core i7-3930K Characteristic AMD EPYC 7401P
32 nm Technology 14 nm
Monolithic Chip design Chiplet
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX ISA extensions SSE4a, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2, FMA3
LGA 2011 Socket SP3
VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d (C2 Stepping) Virtualization AMD-V, SVM
Yes AES-NI Yes
Windows 10, Linux Operating systems Windows 10, Linux
Q4/2011 Release date Q3/2017
480 $ Release price 1450 $
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Average performance in benchmarks

⌀ Single core performance in 3 CPU benchmarks
Intel Core i7-3930K (91%)
AMD EPYC 7401P (100%)
⌀ Multi core performance in 4 CPU benchmarks
Intel Core i7-3930K (33%)
AMD EPYC 7401P (100%)

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.
Intel Core i7-3930K Intel Core i7-3930K
6C 12T @ 3.80 GHz
778 (97%)
AMD EPYC 7401P AMD EPYC 7401P
24C 48T @ 3.00 GHz
804 (100%)

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.
Intel Core i7-3930K Intel Core i7-3930K
6C 12T @ 3.80 GHz
4576 (33%)
AMD EPYC 7401P AMD EPYC 7401P
24C 48T @ 2.80 GHz
13986 (100%)

Geekbench 6 (Single-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The single-core benchmark only evaluates the performance of the fastest CPU core, the number of CPU cores in a processor is irrelevant here.
Intel Core i7-3930K Intel Core i7-3930K
6C 12T @ 3.80 GHz
731 (79%)
AMD EPYC 7401P AMD EPYC 7401P
24C 48T @ 3.00 GHz
928 (100%)

Geekbench 6 (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The multi-core benchmark evaluates the performance of all of the processor's CPU cores. Virtual thread improvements such as AMD SMT or Intel's Hyper-Threading have a positive impact on the benchmark result.
Intel Core i7-3930K Intel Core i7-3930K
6C 12T @ 3.80 GHz
3201 (40%)
AMD EPYC 7401P AMD EPYC 7401P
24C 48T @ 2.80 GHz
7954 (100%)

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.
Intel Core i7-3930K Intel Core i7-3930K
6C 12T @ 3.80 GHz
8254 (29%)
AMD EPYC 7401P AMD EPYC 7401P
24C 48T @ 2.80 GHz
28283 (100%)

Cinebench R15 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
Intel Core i7-3930K Intel Core i7-3930K
6C 12T @ 3.80 GHz
129 (98%)
AMD EPYC 7401P AMD EPYC 7401P
24C 48T @ 3.00 GHz
132 (100%)

Cinebench R15 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
Intel Core i7-3930K Intel Core i7-3930K
6C 12T @ 3.80 GHz
915 (29%)
AMD EPYC 7401P AMD EPYC 7401P
24C 48T @ 2.80 GHz
3156 (100%)

Cinebench R20 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
Intel Core i7-3930K Intel Core i7-3930K
6C 12T @ 3.80 GHz
269 (100%)
AMD EPYC 7401P AMD EPYC 7401P
24C 48T @ 3.00 GHz
0 (0%)

Cinebench R20 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
Intel Core i7-3930K Intel Core i7-3930K
6C 12T @ 3.80 GHz
1986 (100%)
AMD EPYC 7401P AMD EPYC 7401P
24C 48T @ 2.80 GHz
0 (0%)

Blender 2.81 (bmw27)

Blender is a free 3D graphics software for rendering (creating) 3D bodies, which can also be textured and animated in the software. The Blender benchmark creates predefined scenes and measures the time (s) required for the entire scene. The shorter the time required, the better. We selected bmw27 as the benchmark scene.
Intel Core i7-3930K Intel Core i7-3930K
6C 12T @ 3.80 GHz
427.7 (100%)
AMD EPYC 7401P AMD EPYC 7401P
24C 48T @ 2.80 GHz
0 (0%)

CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Multi-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.
Intel Core i7-3930K Intel Core i7-3930K
6C 12T @ 3.20 GHz
2588 (100%)
AMD EPYC 7401P AMD EPYC 7401P
24C 48T @ 2.00 GHz
0 (0%)

Devices using this processor

Intel Core i7-3930K AMD EPYC 7401P
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