Intel Xeon W-3235 vs AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D

Compare Intel Xeon W 12 core CPU vs AMD Ryzen 7 Desktop 8 core processor, specs and benchmark score. Which is the better CPU for gaming?

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$ 1,999
$ 439
$ 1559.97 significantly less expensive

Benchmark Score

Overall Score

A combined score of all workloads

93 %
2% slightly better overall score
91 %

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

69 %
103 %
49% significantly better gaming score

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

102 %
17% slightly better multitasking score
87 %

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

105 %
22% slightly better heavy workload score
86 %

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Number of physical processing units

49% significantly more cores


Number of logical processing units

49% significantly more threads

Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

3 GHz
3 GHz
3% slightly higher clock speed

Turbo Speed

Higher frequency used for heavy workloads

4 GHz
5 GHz
2% slightly higher turbo speed


Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

180 W
105 W
71% significantly lower TDP

Memory Channels

Lanes for simultaneous memory access

200% significantly more memory channels

Other details


Ranking in the hardwareDB database

71st of 1,337
76th of 1,337


The product line

Xeon W
Ryzen 7 Desktop

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

May 2019
April 2022

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 W-3235 vs Ryzen 7 5800X3D comparison

Our benchmark analysis concludes that the Xeon W-3235 performs better than the Ryzen 7 5800X3D. Despite this, the Ryzen 7 5800X3D has the advantage in our gaming benchmark.

With info from our database, we find that the Xeon W-3235 has significantly more cores with 12 cores whereas the Ryzen 7 5800X3D has 8 cores. It also has more threads than the Ryzen 7 5800X3D. Our comparison shows that the Ryzen 7 5800X3D has a slightly higher clock speed compared to the Xeon W-3235. Also, the Ryzen 7 5800X3D has a slightly higher turbo speed. The Ryzen 7 5800X3D outputs less heat than Xeon W-3235 thanks to a significantly lower TDP. This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption.

The more cores a CPU has, the better the overall performance will be in parallel workloads such as multitasking. Many CPUs have more threads than cores, this means that each physical core is split into multiple logical cores, making them more efficient. Indeed, the Xeon W-3235 has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.


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