Ryzen 5 2600X vs Xeon E5-2658 v3 benchmarks
In our benchmarks, the Ryzen 5 2600X beats the Xeon E5-2658 v3 in overall performance. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Xeon E5-2658 v3 in all gaming tests too.
In terms of the number of cores of each of these CPUs, the Xeon E5-2658 v3 has significantly more cores than the Ryzen 5 2600X. Indeed, the Xeon E5-2658 v3 has 12 cores compared to 6 cores found in the Ryzen 5 2600X. It also has more threads than the Ryzen 5 2600X. Our comparison shows that the Ryzen 5 2600X has a significantly higher clock speed compared to the Xeon E5-2658 v3. Also, the Ryzen 5 2600X has a significantly higher turbo speed. A Ryzen 5 2600X CPU outputs less heat than a Xeon E5-2658 v3 CPU because of its 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 Ryzen 5 2600X has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.