AMD EPYC 7742 vs Intel Xeon E-2288G

Compare AMD EPYC 7002 Series 64 core CPU vs Intel Xeon E 8 core processor, specs and benchmark score. Which is the better CPU for gaming?

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Benchmark Score

Overall Score

A combined score of all workloads

69 %
72 %
4% slightly better overall score

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

34 %
67 %
97% significantly better gaming score

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

83 %
13% slightly better multitasking score
73 %

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

91 %
26% slightly better heavy workload score
72 %

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (multi) score

Multi threaded benchmark

153% significantly higher Geekbench (multi) score

Geekbench (single) score

Single threaded benchmark

45% significantly higher Geekbench (single) score



Number of physical processing units

700% significantly more cores


Number of logical processing units

700% significantly more threads

Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

2 GHz
4 GHz
64% significantly higher clock speed

Turbo Speed

Higher frequency used for heavy workloads

3 GHz
5 GHz
47% significantly higher turbo speed


Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

225 W
95 W
136% significantly lower TDP

Memory Channels

Lanes for simultaneous memory access

300% significantly more memory channels

Other details


Ranking in the hardwareDB database

166th of 1,327
151st of 1,327


The product line

EPYC 7002 Series
Xeon E

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

August 2019
May 2019

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip


Is Unlocked

Can this CPU can be overclocked


Supports ECC memory

Does this CPU support error correcting memory


EPYC 7742 vs Xeon E-2288G comparison

In our benchmarks, the Xeon E-2288G beats the EPYC 7742 in overall performance. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the EPYC 7742 in all gaming tests too.

In terms of the number of cores of each of these CPUs, the EPYC 7742 has significantly more cores than the Xeon E-2288G. Indeed, the EPYC 7742 has 64 cores compared to 8 cores found in the Xeon E-2288G. It also has more threads than the Xeon E-2288G. With our hardware info, we find that the Xeon E-2288G has a significantly higher clock speed than the EPYC 7742. Also, the Xeon E-2288G has a significantly higher turbo speed. The Xeon E-2288G outputs less heat than EPYC 7742 thanks to a significantly lower TDP. This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption.

Most CPUs have more threads than cores. This technology, colloquially called hyperthreading, improves performance by splitting a core into multiple virtual ones. This provides more efficient utilisation of a core. Indeed, the EPYC 7742 has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.


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