AMD Ryzen 5 3580U vs Intel Xeon E5-2680 v2

Compare AMD 4 core CPU vs Intel Xeon E5 v2 Family 10 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

46 %
54 %
17% slightly better overall score

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

57 %
58 %
1% slightly better gaming score

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

43 %
53 %
23% slightly better multitasking score

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

42 %
53 %
26% slightly better heavy workload score

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Number of physical processing units

150% significantly more cores


Number of logical processing units

150% significantly more threads

Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

2 GHz
3 GHz
33% slightly higher clock speed

Turbo Speed

Higher frequency used for heavy workloads

4 GHz
2% slightly higher turbo speed
4 GHz


Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

15 W
666% significantly lower TDP
115 W

Other details


Ranking in the hardwareDB database

368th of 1,326
283rd of 1,326


The product line

Xeon E5 v2 Family

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

October 2019
August 2013

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 3580U vs Xeon E5-2680 v2 comparison

In our benchmarks, the Xeon E5-2680 v2 beats the Ryzen 5 3580U in overall performance. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Ryzen 5 3580U in all gaming tests too.

When comparing core counts for these CPUs, we notice that Xeon E5-2680 v2 has significantly more cores with 4 compared to the Ryzen 5 3580U that has 10. It also has more threads than the Ryzen 5 3580U.

Our database shows that the Xeon E5-2680 v2 has a slightly higher clock speed than the Ryzen 5 3580U. Despite this, the Ryzen 5 3580U has a slightly higher turbo speed.

A Ryzen 5 3580U CPU outputs less heat than a Xeon E5-2680 v2 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 E5-2680 v2 over the Ryzen 5 3580U.

CPU comparison

Use the table to the left to compare both the Ryzen 5 3580U and the Xeon E5-2680 v2, 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 3580U 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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