Xeon E5-2640 v2 vs Xeon E5-2650 specs and performance
In our benchmarks, the Xeon E5-2650 beats the Xeon E5-2640 v2 in overall performance. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Xeon E5-2640 v2 in all gaming tests too.
When comparing these CPUs we notice that they have the same number of cores and the same number of threads. Both the Xeon E5-2640 v2 and Xeon E5-2650 have the same clock speed. Despite this, the Xeon E5-2650 has a slightly higher turbo speed. Both these chips have an identical TDP (Thermal Design Power). 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.