Intel Xeon E5-2640 v2 vs AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 3500U

Compare Intel Xeon E5 v2 Family 8 core CPU vs AMD Ryzen 5 PRO Mobile with Radeon Vega Graphics 4 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

32 %
32 %

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

30 %
50 %
66% significantly better gaming score

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

33 %
26% slightly better multitasking score
26 %

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

33 %
32% slightly better heavy workload score
25 %

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (multi) score

Multi threaded benchmark

55% significantly higher Geekbench (multi) score

Geekbench (single) score

Single threaded benchmark

58% 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

2 GHz
2 GHz
5% slightly higher clock speed

Turbo Speed

Higher frequency used for heavy workloads

3 GHz
4 GHz
47% significantly higher turbo speed


Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

95 W
15 W
533% significantly lower TDP

Memory Channels

Lanes for simultaneous memory access

100% significantly more memory channels

Other details


Ranking in the hardwareDB database

554th of 1,337
571st of 1,337


The product line

Xeon E5 v2 Family
Ryzen 5 PRO Mobile with Radeon Vega Graphics

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

August 2013
April 2019

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


Xeon E5-2640 v2 vs Ryzen 5 PRO 3500U benchmarks

In our benchmarks, the Xeon E5-2640 v2 beats the Ryzen 5 PRO 3500U in overall performance. Despite this, the Ryzen 5 PRO 3500U has the advantage in our gaming benchmark.

When comparing core counts for these CPUs, we notice that the Xeon E5-2640 v2 has significantly more cores with 8 cores compared to the Ryzen 5 PRO 3500U that has 4 cores. It also has more threads than the Ryzen 5 PRO 3500U. With our hardware info, we find that the Ryzen 5 PRO 3500U has a slightly higher clock speed than the Xeon E5-2640 v2. Also, the Ryzen 5 PRO 3500U has a significantly higher turbo speed. The Ryzen 5 PRO 3500U outputs less heat than Xeon E5-2640 v2 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 Xeon E5-2640 v2 has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.


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