Xeon E5-2650 v2 vs Xeon E5-2689 benchmarks
Our benchmark analysis concludes that the Xeon E5-2689 performs better than the Xeon E5-2650 v2. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Xeon E5-2650 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. A Xeon E5-2650 v2 CPU outputs less heat than a Xeon E5-2689 CPU because of its slightly 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 E5-2650 v2 has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.