Intel Xeon Silver 4110 vs AMD EPYC 7251

Last updated:

CPU comparison with benchmarks


Intel Xeon Silver 4110 CPU1 vs CPU2 AMD EPYC 7251
Intel Xeon Silver 4110 AMD EPYC 7251

CPU comparison

Intel Xeon Silver 4110 or AMD EPYC 7251 - 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 Xeon Silver 4110 has 8 cores with 16 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 3.00 GHz. Up to 768 GB of memory is supported in 6 memory channels. The Intel Xeon Silver 4110 was released in Q3/2017.

The AMD EPYC 7251 has 8 cores with 16 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 2.90 GHz. The CPU supports up to GB of memory in 8 memory channels. The AMD EPYC 7251 was released in Q3/2017.
Intel Xeon Silver (32) Family AMD EPYC (129)
Intel Xeon Silver 4100 (8) CPU group AMD EPYC 7001 (12)
1 Generation 1
Skylake SP Architecture Naples (Zen)
Desktop / Server Segment Desktop / Server
-- Predecessor --
Intel Xeon Silver 4210 Successor --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The Intel Xeon Silver 4110 is a 8 core processor with a clock frequency of 2.10 GHz (3.00 GHz). The AMD EPYC 7251 has 8 CPU cores with a clock frequency of 2.10 GHz (2.90 GHz).

Intel Xeon Silver 4110 Characteristic AMD EPYC 7251
8 Cores 8
16 Threads 16
normal Core architecture normal
Yes Hyperthreading Yes
No Overclocking ? No
2.10 GHz Frequency 2.10 GHz
3.00 GHz Turbo Frequency (1 Core) 2.90 GHz
2.60 GHz Turbo Frequency (All Cores) 2.90 GHz

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Processors with the support of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) can process many calculations, especially audio, image and video processing, much faster than classic processors. Algorithms for ML improve their performance the more data they have collected via software. ML tasks can be processed up to 10,000 times faster than with a classic processor.

Intel Xeon Silver 4110 Characteristic AMD EPYC 7251
-- AI hardware --
-- AI specifications --

Internal Graphics

The integrated graphics unit of a processor is not only responsible for the pure image output on the system, but can also significantly increase the efficiency of the system with the support of modern video codecs.

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 Xeon Silver 4110 supports a maximum of 768 GB of memory in 6 memory channels. The AMD EPYC 7251 can connect up to GB of memory in 8 memory channels.

Intel Xeon Silver 4110 Characteristic AMD EPYC 7251
DDR4-2400 Memory DDR4-2666
768 GB Max. Memory
6 (Hexa Channel) Memory channels 8 (Octa Channel)
115.2 GB/s Max. Bandwidth 153.6 GB/s
Yes ECC Yes
-- L2 Cache --
11.00 MB L3 Cache 32.00 MB
3.0 PCIe version 3.0
48 PCIe lanes 128
47.3 GB/s PCIe Bandwidth 126.1 GB/s

Thermal Management

The TDP (Thermal Design Power) of a processor specifies the required cooling solution. The Intel Xeon Silver 4110 has a TDP of 85 W, that of the AMD EPYC 7251 is 120 W.

Intel Xeon Silver 4110 Characteristic AMD EPYC 7251
85 W TDP (PL1 / PBP) 120 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down --
-- Tjunction max. --

Technical details

The Intel Xeon Silver 4110 has a 11.00 MB cache, while the AMD EPYC 7251 cache has a total of 32.00 MB.

Intel Xeon Silver 4110 Characteristic AMD EPYC 7251
14 nm Technology 14 nm
Monolithic Chip design Chiplet
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2, AVX-512 ISA extensions SSE4a, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2, FMA3
LGA 3647 Socket SP3
VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d Virtualization AMD-V, SVM
Yes AES-NI Yes
Windows 10, Linux Operating systems Windows 10, Linux
Q3/2017 Release date Q3/2017
500 $ Release price 450 $
show more data show more data


Rate these processors

Here you can rate the Intel Xeon Silver 4110 to help other visitors make their purchasing decisions. The average rating is 0 stars (0 ratings). Rate now:
Here you can rate the AMD EPYC 7251 to help other visitors make their purchasing decisions. The average rating is 0 stars (0 ratings). Rate now:


Average performance in benchmarks

⌀ Single core performance in 2 CPU benchmarks
Intel Xeon Silver 4110 (100%)
AMD EPYC 7251 (96%)
⌀ Multi core performance in 3 CPU benchmarks
Intel Xeon Silver 4110 (89%)
AMD EPYC 7251 (93%)

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 Xeon Silver 4110 Intel Xeon Silver 4110
8C 16T @ 3.00 GHz
842 (100%)
AMD EPYC 7251 AMD EPYC 7251
8C 16T @ 2.90 GHz
783 (93%)

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 Xeon Silver 4110 Intel Xeon Silver 4110
8C 16T @ 2.60 GHz
5483 (100%)
AMD EPYC 7251 AMD EPYC 7251
8C 16T @ 2.90 GHz
4634 (85%)

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 Xeon Silver 4110 Intel Xeon Silver 4110
8C 16T @ 2.60 GHz
10037 (67%)
AMD EPYC 7251 AMD EPYC 7251
8C 16T @ 2.90 GHz
14936 (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 Xeon Silver 4110 Intel Xeon Silver 4110
8C 16T @ 3.00 GHz
131 (100%)
AMD EPYC 7251 AMD EPYC 7251
8C 16T @ 2.90 GHz
128 (98%)

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 Xeon Silver 4110 Intel Xeon Silver 4110
8C 16T @ 2.60 GHz
1148 (100%)
AMD EPYC 7251 AMD EPYC 7251
8C 16T @ 2.90 GHz
1093 (95%)

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 Xeon Silver 4110 Intel Xeon Silver 4110
8C 16T @ 3.00 GHz
1072 (100%)
AMD EPYC 7251 AMD EPYC 7251
8C 16T @ 2.90 GHz
0 (0%)

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 Xeon Silver 4110 Intel Xeon Silver 4110
8C 16T @ 2.60 GHz
5327 (100%)
AMD EPYC 7251 AMD EPYC 7251
8C 16T @ 2.90 GHz
0 (0%)

Devices using this processor

Intel Xeon Silver 4110 AMD EPYC 7251
Unknown Unknown

Popular comparisons containing this CPUs

1. Intel Xeon Silver 4110Intel Xeon E5-2620 v4 Intel Xeon Silver 4110 vs Intel Xeon E5-2620 v4
2. Intel Xeon Silver 4208Intel Xeon Silver 4110 Intel Xeon Silver 4208 vs Intel Xeon Silver 4110
3. Intel Xeon Silver 4110Intel Core i7-8700 Intel Xeon Silver 4110 vs Intel Core i7-8700
4. Intel Xeon Silver 4110AMD EPYC 7251 Intel Xeon Silver 4110 vs AMD EPYC 7251
5. Intel Xeon Silver 4110Intel Xeon Silver 4114 Intel Xeon Silver 4110 vs Intel Xeon Silver 4114
6. Intel Xeon Silver 4210Intel Xeon Silver 4110 Intel Xeon Silver 4210 vs Intel Xeon Silver 4110
7. Intel Xeon Silver 4108Intel Xeon Silver 4110 Intel Xeon Silver 4108 vs Intel Xeon Silver 4110
8. Intel Xeon Silver 4110Intel Xeon Gold 5118 Intel Xeon Silver 4110 vs Intel Xeon Gold 5118
9. Intel Xeon Silver 4110Intel Xeon Silver 4112 Intel Xeon Silver 4110 vs Intel Xeon Silver 4112
10. Intel Xeon Gold 6132Intel Xeon Silver 4110 Intel Xeon Gold 6132 vs Intel Xeon Silver 4110


back to index