Intel Core i5-11300H vs Intel Xeon E5-1660 v2

Compare Intel 11th Generation Core i5 4 core CPU vs Intel Xeon E5 v2 Family 6 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

49 %
4% slightly better overall score
47 %

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

79 %
51% significantly better gaming score
52 %

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

40 %
45 %
12% slightly better multitasking score

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

38 %
44 %
15% slightly better heavy workload score

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (multi) score

Multi threaded benchmark

4,408
4,713
6% slightly higher Geekbench (multi) score

Geekbench (single) score

Single threaded benchmark

1,283
60% significantly higher Geekbench (single) score
801

Specifications

Cores

Number of physical processing units

4
6
49% significantly more cores

Threads

Number of logical processing units

8
12
49% significantly more threads

Turbo Speed

Higher frequency used for heavy workloads

4 GHz
10% slightly higher turbo speed
4 GHz

TDP

Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

35 W
271% significantly lower TDP
130 W

Memory Channels

Lanes for simultaneous memory access

2
4
100% significantly more memory channels

Supported Memory

Maximum amount of RAM supported by this CPU

64 GiB
256 GiB
300% significantly more supported memory

Other details

Rank

Ranking in the hardwareDB database

343rd of 1,326
360th of 1,326

Family

The product line

11th Generation Core i5
Xeon E5 v2 Family

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

February 2021
August 2013

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip

DDR4-3200
DDR3-1066

Supports ECC memory

Does this CPU support error correcting memory

No
Yes

Core i5-11300H vs Xeon E5-1660 v2 comparison

In our benchmarks, the Core i5-11300H beats the Xeon E5-1660 v2 in overall performance. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Xeon E5-1660 v2 in all gaming tests too.

When comparing core counts for these CPUs, we notice that Xeon E5-1660 v2 has significantly more cores with 4 compared to the Core i5-11300H that has 6. It also has more threads than the Core i5-11300H.

A Core i5-11300H CPU outputs less heat than a Xeon E5-1660 v2 CPU because of its significantly lower TDP. This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption.

In conclusion, all specs and CPU benchmarks considered, will recommend the Core i5-11300H over the Xeon E5-1660 v2.

CPU comparison

Use the table to the left to compare both the Core i5-11300H and the Xeon E5-1660 v2, the advantages and disadvantages of each are shown.

CPU rating

Our CPU rating is split into 4 categories: Overall, Gaming, Multitasking and Heavy Workloads. The overall score accesses performance using all CPU cores, gaming prioritises the first six cores, multitasking takes the first eight cores into account and finally heavy workloads are measured using a sixteen-core baseline.

Processor specifications

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. Indeed, the Core i5-11300H has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.

Clock speed and Turbo speed are important when comparing per core performance, generally the higher, the better. A higher clock speed may cause a higher TDP, however.

TDP (Thermal Design Power) is a measurement of how much energy is lost as heat when a processor is running. This has an impact on system temperatures. If temperatures get too high (typically around 100 °C or 200 °F), the CPU will lower its performance in order to prevent damage to the chip. Adequate cooling is essential for good performance.

Cache is very fast memory built into the processor. It stores what the CPU is currently working on and anything that doesn't fit is sent to the main system memory, which is slower but more plentiful. It is split into three levels, with Level 1 being the fastest and Level 3 being the slowest. More CPU cache is desirable for high-performance scenarios.

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