Intel Core i9-9820X vs Intel Xeon E5-2690 v4

Compare Intel Core X-series 10 core CPU vs Intel Xeon E5 v4 Family 14 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

70 %
4% slightly better overall score
67 %

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

57 %
23% slightly better gaming score
46 %

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

74 %
74 %

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

75 %
78 %
4% slightly better heavy workload score

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Number of physical processing units

40% slightly more cores


Number of logical processing units

40% slightly more threads

Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

3 GHz
26% slightly higher clock speed
3 GHz

Turbo Speed

Higher frequency used for heavy workloads

4 GHz
17% slightly higher turbo speed
4 GHz


Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

165 W
135 W
22% slightly lower TDP

PCIe Lanes

Number of physical connections between the CPU and expansion slots

10% slightly more pcie lanes

Memory Channels

Lanes for simultaneous memory access


Other details


Ranking in the hardwareDB database

165th of 1,335
180th of 1,335


The product line

Core X-series
Xeon E5 v4 Family

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

November 2018
February 2016

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


Core i9-9820X vs Xeon E5-2690 v4 benchmarks

In our benchmarks, the Core i9-9820X beats the Xeon E5-2690 v4 in overall performance. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Xeon E5-2690 v4 in all gaming tests too.

When comparing core counts for these CPUs, we notice that the Xeon E5-2690 v4 has slightly more cores with 14 cores compared to the Core i9-9820X that has 10 cores. It also has more threads than the Core i9-9820X. These CPUs have different clock speeds. Indeed, the Core i9-9820X has a slightly higher clock speed compared to the Xeon E5-2690 v4. Also, the Core i9-9820X has a slightly higher turbo speed. The Xeon E5-2690 v4 outputs less heat than Core i9-9820X thanks to a slightly lower TDP. This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption.

Modern CPUs generally have more logical cores than physical cores, this means that each core is split into multiple virtual cores, improving efficiency for parallel workloads. Indeed, the Core i9-9820X has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.


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