AMD Ryzen 5 3500 vs Intel Xeon E5-2650 v4

Compare AMD Ryzen 5 Desktop 6 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

53 %
57 %
7% slightly better overall score

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

82 %
43% significantly better gaming score
57 %

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

43 %
58 %
34% slightly better multitasking score

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

41 %
58 %
41% slightly better heavy workload score

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Number of physical processing units

100% significantly more cores


Number of logical processing units

300% significantly more threads

Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

4 GHz
63% significantly higher clock speed
2 GHz


Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

65 W
61% significantly lower TDP
105 W

Memory Channels

Lanes for simultaneous memory access

100% significantly more memory channels

Other details


Ranking in the hardwareDB database

304th of 1,337
260th of 1,337


The product line

Ryzen 5 Desktop
Xeon E5 v4 Family

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

February 2016

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip


Supports ECC memory

Does this CPU support error correcting memory


Ryzen 5 3500 vs Xeon E5-2650 v4 specs and performance

Our benchmark analysis concludes that the Xeon E5-2650 v4 performs better than the Ryzen 5 3500. Despite this, the Ryzen 5 3500 has the advantage in our gaming benchmark.

When comparing core counts for these CPUs, we notice that the Xeon E5-2650 v4 has significantly more cores with 12 cores compared to the Ryzen 5 3500 that has 6 cores. It also has more threads than the Ryzen 5 3500. With our hardware info, we find that the Ryzen 5 3500 has a significantly higher clock speed than the Xeon E5-2650 v4. A Ryzen 5 3500 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.

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. For instance, the Ryzen 5 3500 has the same number of threads as cores. This means the the CPU does not support hyperthreading.


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