Ryzen 5 5600X vs Xeon E5-2696 v3 benchmarks
In our benchmarks, the Xeon E5-2696 v3 beats the Ryzen 5 5600X in overall performance. Despite this, the Ryzen 5 5600X has the advantage in our gaming benchmark.
With info from our database, we find that the Xeon E5-2696 v3 has significantly more cores with 18 cores whereas the Ryzen 5 5600X has 6 cores. It also has more threads than the Ryzen 5 5600X. A Ryzen 5 5600X CPU outputs less heat than a Xeon E5-2696 v3 CPU because of its significantly 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.