Core i7-5960X vs Xeon E-2288G specs and performance
In our benchmarks, the Xeon E-2288G beats the Core i7-5960X in overall performance. Despite this, the Core i7-5960X has the advantage in our gaming benchmark.
Info from our database shows that they both have the same core count and the same number of threads. Our comparison shows that the Xeon E-2288G has a slightly higher clock speed compared to the Core i7-5960X. Also, the Xeon E-2288G has a much higher turbo speed. The Xeon E-2288G outputs less heat than Core i7-5960X 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 Core i7-5960X has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.