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.