Xeon E5-2660 v2 vs Ryzen 5 PRO 1500 comparison
In our benchmarks, the Xeon E5-2660 v2 beats the Ryzen 5 PRO 1500 in overall performance. Despite this, the Ryzen 5 PRO 1500 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 Ryzen 5 PRO 1500. Indeed, the Xeon E5-2660 v2 has 10 cores compared to 4 cores found in the Ryzen 5 PRO 1500. It also has more threads than the Ryzen 5 PRO 1500. Our comparison shows that the Ryzen 5 PRO 1500 has a significantly higher clock speed compared to the Xeon E5-2660 v2. Also, the Ryzen 5 PRO 1500 has a slightly higher turbo speed. The Ryzen 5 PRO 1500 outputs less heat than Xeon E5-2660 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 E5-2660 v2 has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.