Core i3-8300 vs Xeon E5-2690 specs and performance
In our benchmarks, the Xeon E5-2690 beats the Core i3-8300 in overall performance. Despite this, the Core i3-8300 has the advantage in our gaming benchmark.
In terms of the number of cores of each of these CPUs, the Xeon E5-2690 has significantly more cores than the Core i3-8300. Indeed, the Xeon E5-2690 has 8 cores compared to 4 cores found in the Core i3-8300. It also has more threads than the Core i3-8300. Our comparison shows that the Core i3-8300 has a slightly higher clock speed compared to the Xeon E5-2690. A Core i3-8300 CPU outputs less heat than a Xeon E5-2690 CPU because of its significantly lower TDP. This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption.
The more cores a CPU has, the better the overall performance will be in parallel workloads such as multitasking. Many CPUs have more threads than cores, this means that each physical core is split into multiple logical cores, making them more efficient. For instance, the Core i3-8300 has the same number of threads as cores. This means the the CPU does not support hyperthreading.