Xeon E5-1620 v2 vs Xeon E5-2660 v2 benchmarks
In our benchmarks, the Xeon E5-2660 v2 beats the Xeon E5-1620 v2 in overall performance. Despite this, the Xeon E5-1620 v2 has the advantage in our gaming benchmark.
In terms of the number of cores of each of these CPUs, the Xeon E5-2660 v2 has significantly more cores than the Xeon E5-1620 v2. Indeed, the Xeon E5-2660 v2 has 10 cores compared to 4 cores found in the Xeon E5-1620 v2. It also has more threads than the Xeon E5-1620 v2. Our comparison shows that the Xeon E5-1620 v2 has a significantly higher clock speed compared to the Xeon E5-2660 v2. Also, the Xeon E5-1620 v2 has a slightly higher turbo speed. The Xeon E5-2660 v2 outputs less heat than Xeon E5-1620 v2 thanks to a 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 Xeon E5-1620 v2 has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.