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.