AMD Ryzen 5 5600X vs Intel Xeon E3-1270 v3

Compare AMD Ryzen 5 Desktop 6 core CPU vs Intel Xeon E3 v3 Family 4 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

74 %
100% significantly better overall score
37 %

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

98 %
96% significantly better gaming score
50 %

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

66 %
106% significantly better multitasking score
32 %

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

64 %
106% significantly better heavy workload score
31 %

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (multi) score

Multi threaded benchmark

137% significantly higher Geekbench (multi) score

Geekbench (single) score

Single threaded benchmark

75% significantly higher Geekbench (single) score



Number of physical processing units

49% significantly more cores


Number of logical processing units

49% significantly more threads

Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

4 GHz
5% slightly higher clock speed
4 GHz

Turbo Speed

Higher frequency used for heavy workloads

5 GHz
17% slightly higher turbo speed
4 GHz


Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

65 W
23% slightly lower TDP
80 W

PCIe Lanes

Number of physical connections between the CPU and expansion slots

25% slightly more pcie lanes

Memory Channels

Lanes for simultaneous memory access


Supported Memory

Maximum amount of RAM supported by this CPU

128 GiB
300% significantly more supported memory
32 GiB

Other details


Ranking in the hardwareDB database

148th of 1,335
495th of 1,335


The product line

Ryzen 5 Desktop
Xeon E3 v3 Family

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

May 2020
May 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 5600X vs Xeon E3-1270 v3 comparison

According to the hardwareDB Benchmark tool, the Ryzen 5 5600X is faster than the Xeon E3-1270 v3. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Xeon E3-1270 v3 in all gaming tests too.

When comparing core counts for these CPUs, we notice that the Ryzen 5 5600X has significantly more cores with 6 cores compared to the Xeon E3-1270 v3 that has 4 cores. It also has more threads than the Xeon E3-1270 v3. Our comparison shows that the Ryzen 5 5600X has a slightly higher clock speed compared to the Xeon E3-1270 v3. Also, the Ryzen 5 5600X has a slightly higher turbo speed. A Ryzen 5 5600X CPU outputs less heat than a Xeon E3-1270 v3 CPU because of its slightly lower TDP. This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption.

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 5600X has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.


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