Intel Xeon E5-2678 v3 vs AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650G

Compare Intel 12 core CPU vs AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4000 Series Desktop 6 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

66 %
4% slightly better overall score
63 %

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

64 %
89 %
39% slightly better gaming score

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

67 %
21% slightly better multitasking score
55 %

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

67 %
26% slightly better heavy workload score
53 %

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (multi) score

Multi threaded benchmark

26% slightly higher Geekbench (multi) score

Geekbench (single) score

Single threaded benchmark

48% significantly higher Geekbench (single) score

3DMark Physics score

Physics simulation benchmark

12% slightly higher 3DMark Physics score



Number of physical processing units

100% significantly more cores


Number of logical processing units

100% significantly more threads


Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

120 W
65 W
84% significantly lower TDP

Other details


Ranking in the hardwareDB database

186th of 1,337
219th of 1,337


The product line

Ryzen 5 PRO 4000 Series Desktop

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

July 2020

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip


Is Unlocked

Can this CPU can be overclocked


Xeon E5-2678 v3 vs Ryzen 5 PRO 4650G comparison

Our benchmark analysis concludes that the Xeon E5-2678 v3 performs better than the Ryzen 5 PRO 4650G. Despite this, the Ryzen 5 PRO 4650G has the advantage in our gaming benchmark.

In terms of the number of cores of each of these CPUs, the Xeon E5-2678 v3 has significantly more cores than the Ryzen 5 PRO 4650G. Indeed, the Xeon E5-2678 v3 has 12 cores compared to 6 cores found in the Ryzen 5 PRO 4650G. It also has more threads than the Ryzen 5 PRO 4650G. The Ryzen 5 PRO 4650G outputs less heat than Xeon E5-2678 v3 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 E5-2678 v3 has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.


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