Intel Xeon W3580 vs AMD A10-8850

Compare Intel Xeon 4 core CPU vs AMD 2 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

20 %
20 %

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

36 %
36 %

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

15 %
16 %
6% slightly better multitasking score

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

15 %
15 %

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Number of physical processing units

100% significantly more cores


Number of logical processing units

100% significantly more threads

Other details


Ranking in the hardwareDB database

807th of 1,326
798th of 1,326


The product line


Release date

The official date of release of this chip

August 2009

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip


Supports ECC memory

Does this CPU support error correcting memory


Xeon W3580 vs A10-8850 comparison

In our benchmarks, the A10-8850 beats the Xeon W3580 in overall performance. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Xeon W3580 in all gaming tests too.

When comparing core counts for these CPUs, we notice that Xeon W3580 has significantly more cores with 4 compared to the A10-8850 that has 2. It also has more threads than the A10-8850.

In conclusion, all specs and CPU benchmarks considered, will recommend the A10-8850 over the Xeon W3580.

CPU comparison

Use the table to the left to compare both the Xeon W3580 and the A10-8850, the advantages and disadvantages of each are shown.

CPU rating

Our CPU rating is split into 4 categories: Overall, Gaming, Multitasking and Heavy Workloads. The overall score accesses performance using all CPU cores, gaming prioritises the first six cores, multitasking takes the first eight cores into account and finally heavy workloads are measured using a sixteen-core baseline.

Processor specifications

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 W3580 has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.

Clock speed and Turbo speed are important when comparing per core performance, generally the higher, the better. A higher clock speed may cause a higher TDP, however.

TDP (Thermal Design Power) is a measurement of how much energy is lost as heat when a processor is running. This has an impact on system temperatures. If temperatures get too high (typically around 100 °C or 200 °F), the CPU will lower its performance in order to prevent damage to the chip. Adequate cooling is essential for good performance.

Cache is very fast memory built into the processor. It stores what the CPU is currently working on and anything that doesn't fit is sent to the main system memory, which is slower but more plentiful. It is split into three levels, with Level 1 being the fastest and Level 3 being the slowest. More CPU cache is desirable for high-performance scenarios.


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