Intel Xeon E5-2660 v2 vs AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 1500

Compare Intel Xeon E5 v2 Family 10 core CPU vs AMD Ryzen 5 PRO Desktop 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

40 %
2% slightly better overall score
39 %

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

33 %
59 %
78% significantly better gaming score

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

42 %
27% slightly better multitasking score
33 %

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

43 %
38% slightly better heavy workload score
31 %

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (multi) score

Multi threaded benchmark

41% slightly higher Geekbench (multi) score

Geekbench (single) score

Single threaded benchmark

67% significantly higher Geekbench (single) score



Number of physical processing units

150% significantly more cores


Number of logical processing units

150% significantly more threads

Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

2 GHz
4 GHz
59% significantly higher clock speed

Turbo Speed

Higher frequency used for heavy workloads

3 GHz
4 GHz
23% slightly higher turbo speed


Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

95 W
65 W
46% significantly lower TDP

Memory Channels

Lanes for simultaneous memory access

100% significantly more memory channels

Other details


Ranking in the hardwareDB database

450th of 1,337
460th of 1,337


The product line

Xeon E5 v2 Family
Ryzen 5 PRO Desktop

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

August 2013
June 2017

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 E5-2660 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.


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