AMD EPYC 7281 Benchmark, Test and specs

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The AMD EPYC 7281 was released in Q3/2017 and has 16 cores. The processor can process 32 threads simultaneously and uses a mainboard with the socket SP3. In the Geekbench 5 benchmark, the AMD EPYC 7281 achieved a result of 664 points (single-core) or 2,098 points (multi-core).
AMD EPYC 7281

CPU lineage

In this classification you can see to which group of processors the AMD EPYC 7281 belongs. We also show the direct predecessor and successor of AMD EPYC 7281.

Name: AMD EPYC 7281
Family: AMD EPYC (90)
CPU group: AMD EPYC 7001 (12)
Architecture: Naples (Zen)
Segment: Desktop / Server
Generation: 1
Predecessor: --
Successor: --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The AMD EPYC 7281 has 16 cores. The clock frequency of the AMD EPYC 7281 is 2.20 GHz (2.70 GHz). An initial performance assessment can be made using the number of CPU cores.

CPU Cores / Threads: 16 / 32
Core architecture: normal
Cores: 16x
Hyperthreading / SMT: Yes
Overclocking: No
Frequency: 2.20 GHz
Turbo Frequency (1 Core): 2.70 GHz
Turbo Frequency (16 Cores): 2.70 GHz

Memory & PCIe

The AMD EPYC 7281 supports a maximum of memory. Depending on the mainboard, the processor can use a maximum of 8 (Octa Channel) memory channels. This results in a maximum bandwidth of the main memory of 170.6 GB/s.

Memory type: Memory bandwidth:
DDR4-2666
170.6 GB/s
Max. Memory:
Memory channels: 8 (Octa Channel)
ECC: Yes
PCIe: 3.0 x 128
PCIe Bandwidth: 126.1 GB/s

Thermal Management

The AMD EPYC 7281 has a TDP of 170 W. Based on the TDP, the system manufacturer can and must adapt the cooling solution to the processor.

TDP (PL1 / PBP): 170 W
TDP (PL2): --
TDP up: --
TDP down: --
Tjunction max.: --

Technical details

Modern production reduces the waste heat of a processor and increases its efficiency. The AMD EPYC 7281 is made in 14 nm and has 32.00 MB cache.

Technology: 14 nm
Chip design: Chiplet
Socket: SP3
L2-Cache: --
L3-Cache: 32.00 MB
AES-NI: Yes
Operating systems: Windows 10, Linux
Virtualization: AMD-V, SVM
Instruction set (ISA): x86-64 (64 bit)
ISA extensions: SSE4a, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2, FMA3
Release date: Q3/2017
Release price: 625 $
Part Number: --
Documents: Technical data sheet

Benchmark results

Verified Benchmark results
The benchmark results for the AMD EPYC 7281 have been carefully checked by us. We only publish benchmark results that have been created by us or that have been submitted by a visitor and then checked by a team member. All results are based on and fullfill our benchmark guidelines.


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 Ryzen 7 2700U AMD Ryzen 7 2700U
4C 8T @ 3.80 GHz
665
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 2700U AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 2700U
4C 8T @ 3.80 GHz
665
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8c Qualcomm Snapdragon 8c
8C 8T @ 2.45 GHz
665
AMD EPYC 7281 AMD EPYC 7281
16C 32T @ 2.70 GHz
664
Intel Core i7-2640M Intel Core i7-2640M
2C 4T @ 3.50 GHz
662
Intel Celeron N4505 Intel Celeron N4505
2C 2T @ 2.90 GHz
660
Intel Pentium D1508 Intel Pentium D1508
2C 4T @ 2.60 GHz
659

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 i7-870 Intel Core i7-870
4C 8T @ 2.93 GHz
2124
Intel Atom C5315 Intel Atom C5315
4C 4T @ 2.40 GHz
2107
Intel Core i3-8145UE Intel Core i3-8145UE
2C 4T @ 2.20 GHz
2102
AMD EPYC 7281 AMD EPYC 7281
16C 32T @ 2.70 GHz
2098
Samsung Exynos 9825 Samsung Exynos 9825
8C 8T @ 2.73 GHz
2098
Samsung Exynos 9820 Samsung Exynos 9820
8C 8T @ 2.70 GHz
2094
AMD FX-6350 AMD FX-6350
6C 6T @ 4.20 GHz
2091

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.
AMD EPYC 7351 AMD EPYC 7351
16C 32T @ 2.90 GHz
717
Intel Core i7-3770T Intel Core i7-3770T
4C 8T @ 3.70 GHz
715
Intel Pentium G4400 Intel Pentium G4400
2C 2T @ 3.30 GHz
714
AMD EPYC 7281 AMD EPYC 7281
16C 32T @ 2.70 GHz
713
MediaTek Helio G99 MediaTek Helio G99
8C 8T @ 2.20 GHz
712
Intel Xeon E5-2690 v2 Intel Xeon E5-2690 v2
10C 20T @ 3.60 GHz
712
MediaTek Dimensity 6020 MediaTek Dimensity 6020
8C 8T @ 2.20 GHz
711

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 i7-6650U Intel Core i7-6650U
2C 4T @ 2.80 GHz
2146
Intel Core i7-3610QE Intel Core i7-3610QE
4C 8T @ 3.00 GHz
2145
Intel Core i7-2600S Intel Core i7-2600S
4C 8T @ 2.80 GHz
2139
AMD EPYC 7281 AMD EPYC 7281
16C 32T @ 2.70 GHz
2136
Intel Xeon X3440 Intel Xeon X3440
4C 8T @ 2.53 GHz
2136
Intel Core i7-6500U Intel Core i7-6500U
2C 4T @ 2.80 GHz
2132
Intel Core i7-4600M Intel Core i7-4600M
2C 4T @ 3.60 GHz
2132

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 Ryzen 9 5900HS Creator Edition AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS Creator Edition
8C 16T @ 4.20 GHz
22105
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 5750GE AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 5750GE
8C 16T @ 3.60 GHz
22074
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS
8C 16T @ 4.00 GHz
22010
AMD EPYC 7281 AMD EPYC 7281
16C 32T @ 2.70 GHz
21988
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
6C 12T @ 4.30 GHz
21955
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850HS AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850HS
8C 16T @ 3.60 GHz
21910
Intel Core i9-9900X Intel Core i9-9900X
10C 20T @ 4.30 GHz
21882

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 i3-7167U Intel Core i3-7167U
2C 4T @ 2.80 GHz
120
Intel Core i7-4500U Intel Core i7-4500U
2C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
120
Intel Core i7-4600U Intel Core i7-4600U
2C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
120
AMD EPYC 7281 AMD EPYC 7281
16C 32T @ 2.70 GHz
119
Intel Celeron G4900T Intel Celeron G4900T
2C 2T @ 2.80 GHz
119
AMD EPYC 7301 AMD EPYC 7301
16C 32T @ 2.70 GHz
119
Intel Celeron G3900 Intel Celeron G3900
2C 2T @ 2.80 GHz
119

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 i7-1280P Intel Core i7-1280P
14C 20T @ 3.00 GHz
2103
Intel Xeon E5-2695 v3 Intel Xeon E5-2695 v3
14C 28T @ 2.80 GHz
2083
Intel Xeon E5-2687W v4 Intel Xeon E5-2687W v4
12C 24T @ 3.20 GHz
2043
AMD EPYC 7281 AMD EPYC 7281
16C 32T @ 2.70 GHz
2033
AMD EPYC 7301 AMD EPYC 7301
16C 32T @ 2.70 GHz
2033
Intel Xeon W-2155 Intel Xeon W-2155
10C 20T @ 4.00 GHz
2021
Intel Xeon Gold 5120 Intel Xeon Gold 5120
14C 28T @ 2.60 GHz
2015

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