AMD Ryzen 5 5600X vs Intel Xeon E5-2680 v3

Compare AMD Ryzen 5 Desktop 6 core CPU vs Intel Xeon E5 v3 Family 12 core processor, specs and benchmark score. Which is the better CPU for gaming?

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$ 222
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Benchmark Score

Overall Score

A combined score of all workloads

74 %
34% slightly better overall score
55 %

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

97 %
136% significantly better gaming score
41 %

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

66 %
8% slightly better multitasking score
61 %

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

64 %
3% slightly better heavy workload score
62 %

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (multi) score

Multi threaded benchmark

1% slightly higher Geekbench (multi) score

Geekbench (single) score

Single threaded benchmark

111% significantly higher Geekbench (single) score



Number of physical processing units

100% significantly more cores


Number of logical processing units

100% significantly more threads

Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

4 GHz
47% significantly higher clock speed
3 GHz

Turbo Speed

Higher frequency used for heavy workloads

5 GHz
39% slightly higher turbo speed
3 GHz


Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

65 W
84% significantly lower TDP
120 W

PCIe Lanes

Number of physical connections between the CPU and expansion slots

100% significantly more pcie lanes

Memory Channels

Lanes for simultaneous memory access

100% significantly more memory channels

Supported Memory

Maximum amount of RAM supported by this CPU

128 GiB
768 GiB
499% significantly more supported memory

Other details


Ranking in the hardwareDB database

149th of 1,337
274th of 1,337


The product line

Ryzen 5 Desktop
Xeon E5 v3 Family

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

May 2020
August 2014

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 E5-2680 v3 specs and performance

According to the hardwareDB Benchmark tool, the Ryzen 5 5600X is faster than the Xeon E5-2680 v3. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Xeon E5-2680 v3 in all gaming tests too.

In terms of the number of cores of each of these CPUs, the Xeon E5-2680 v3 has significantly more cores than the Ryzen 5 5600X. Indeed, the Xeon E5-2680 v3 has 12 cores compared to 6 cores found in the Ryzen 5 5600X. It also has more threads than the Ryzen 5 5600X. With our hardware info, we find that the Ryzen 5 5600X has a significantly higher clock speed than the Xeon E5-2680 v3. Also, the Ryzen 5 5600X has a slightly higher turbo speed. A Ryzen 5 5600X CPU outputs less heat than a Xeon E5-2680 v3 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. Indeed, the Ryzen 5 5600X has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.


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