Intel Xeon E5-2673 v3 vs Intel Xeon E5-2666 v3

Compare Intel 12 core CPU vs Intel 10 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

50 %
52 %
4% slightly better overall score

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

50 %
58 %
16% slightly better gaming score

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

50 %
50 %

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

50 %
2% slightly better heavy workload score
49 %

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Number of physical processing units

20% slightly more cores


Number of logical processing units

20% slightly more threads

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Ranking in the hardwareDB database

147th of 622
132nd of 622

Xeon E5-2673 v3 vs Xeon E5-2666 v3 specs and performance

According to the hardwareDB Benchmark tool, the Xeon E5-2666 v3 is faster than the Xeon E5-2673 v3. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Xeon E5-2673 v3 in all gaming tests too.

When comparing core counts for these CPUs, we notice that the Xeon E5-2673 v3 has slightly more cores with 12 cores compared to the Xeon E5-2666 v3 that has 10 cores. It also has more threads than the Xeon E5-2666 v3.

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 E5-2673 v3 has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.


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