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.