AMD Ryzen 5 2600H vs Intel Xeon E5-2650 v4

Compare AMD Ryzen 5 Mobile with Radeon Vega Graphics 4 core CPU vs Intel Xeon E5 v4 Family 12 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

44 %
57 %
29% slightly better overall score

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

55 %
57 %
3% slightly better gaming score

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

41 %
58 %
41% slightly better multitasking score

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

40 %
58 %
44% significantly better heavy workload score

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Number of physical processing units

200% significantly more cores


Number of logical processing units

200% significantly more threads

Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

3 GHz
45% significantly higher clock speed
2 GHz

Turbo Speed

Higher frequency used for heavy workloads

4 GHz
24% slightly higher turbo speed
3 GHz


Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

45 W
133% significantly lower TDP
105 W

Memory Channels

Lanes for simultaneous memory access

100% significantly more memory channels

Other details


Ranking in the hardwareDB database

392nd of 1,326
257th of 1,326


The product line

Ryzen 5 Mobile with Radeon Vega Graphics
Xeon E5 v4 Family

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

October 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


Ryzen 5 2600H vs Xeon E5-2650 v4 comparison

In our benchmarks, the Xeon E5-2650 v4 beats the Ryzen 5 2600H in overall performance. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Ryzen 5 2600H in all gaming tests too.

When comparing core counts for these CPUs, we notice that Xeon E5-2650 v4 has significantly more cores with 4 compared to the Ryzen 5 2600H that has 12. It also has more threads than the Ryzen 5 2600H.

Our database shows that the Ryzen 5 2600H has a significantly higher clock speed than the Xeon E5-2650 v4. Also, the Ryzen 5 2600H has a slightly higher turbo speed.

A Ryzen 5 2600H CPU outputs less heat than a Xeon E5-2650 v4 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 Xeon E5-2650 v4 over the Ryzen 5 2600H.

CPU comparison

Use the table to the left to compare both the Ryzen 5 2600H and the Xeon E5-2650 v4, 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 Ryzen 5 2600H 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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