AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990X vs Intel Xeon E5-2650 v4

Compare AMD 32 core CPU vs Intel Xeon E5 v4 Family 12 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

53 %
57 %
7% slightly better overall score

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

31 %
57 %
83% significantly better gaming score

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

62 %
6% slightly better multitasking score
58 %

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

66 %
13% slightly better heavy workload score
58 %

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Number of physical processing units

166% significantly more cores


Number of logical processing units

166% significantly more threads

Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

3 GHz
54% significantly higher clock speed
2 GHz


Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

250 W
105 W
138% significantly lower TDP

Other details


Ranking in the hardwareDB database

297th of 1,335
260th of 1,335


The product line

Xeon E5 v4 Family

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

February 2016

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip


Supports ECC memory

Does this CPU support error correcting memory


Ryzen Threadripper 2990X vs Xeon E5-2650 v4 specs and performance

Our benchmark analysis concludes that the Xeon E5-2650 v4 performs better than the Ryzen Threadripper 2990X. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Ryzen Threadripper 2990X in all gaming tests too.

In terms of the number of cores of each of these CPUs, the Ryzen Threadripper 2990X has significantly more cores than the Xeon E5-2650 v4. Indeed, the Ryzen Threadripper 2990X has 32 cores compared to 12 cores found in the Xeon E5-2650 v4. It also has more threads than the Xeon E5-2650 v4. With our hardware info, we find that the Ryzen Threadripper 2990X has a significantly higher clock speed than the Xeon E5-2650 v4. The Xeon E5-2650 v4 outputs less heat than Ryzen Threadripper 2990X thanks to a significantly lower TDP. This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption.

Modern CPUs generally have more logical cores than physical cores, this means that each core is split into multiple virtual cores, improving efficiency for parallel workloads. Indeed, the Ryzen Threadripper 2990X has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.


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