AMD Ryzen 5 1600 vs Intel Xeon E5-2620 v3

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AMD Ryzen 5 1600 CPU1 vs CPU2 Intel Xeon E5-2620 v3
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 Intel Xeon E5-2620 v3

CPU comparison

AMD Ryzen 5 1600 or Intel Xeon E5-2620 v3 - which processor is faster? In this comparison we look at the differences and analyze which of these two CPUs is better. We compare the technical data and benchmark results.

The AMD Ryzen 5 1600 has 6 cores with 12 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 3.60 GHz. Up to 64 GB of memory is supported in 2 memory channels. The AMD Ryzen 5 1600 was released in Q1/2017.

The Intel Xeon E5-2620 v3 has 6 cores with 12 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 3.20 GHz. The CPU supports up to 768 GB of memory in 4 memory channels. The Intel Xeon E5-2620 v3 was released in Q3/2014.
AMD Ryzen 5 (86) Family Intel Xeon E5 (71)
AMD Ryzen 1000 (15) CPU group Intel Xeon E5 v3 (32)
1 Generation 5
Summit Ridge (Zen) Architecture Haswell E
Desktop / Server Segment Desktop / Server
-- Predecessor --
-- Successor Intel Xeon E5-2620 v4

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The AMD Ryzen 5 1600 is a 6 core processor with a clock frequency of 3.20 GHz (3.60 GHz). The Intel Xeon E5-2620 v3 has 6 CPU cores with a clock frequency of 2.40 GHz (3.20 GHz).

AMD Ryzen 5 1600 Characteristic Intel Xeon E5-2620 v3
6 Cores 6
12 Threads 12
normal Core architecture normal
Yes Hyperthreading Yes
Yes Overclocking ? No
3.20 GHz Frequency 2.40 GHz
3.60 GHz Turbo Frequency (1 Core) 3.20 GHz
3.40 GHz Turbo Frequency (All Cores) 2.80 GHz

NPU AI performance

The performance values of the processor's AI unit. The isolated NPU performance is specified here, the total AI performance (NPU+CPU+iGPU) can be higher. Processors with support for artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) can process many calculations, especially audio, image and video processing, much faster than classic processors.

AMD Ryzen 5 1600 Characteristic Intel Xeon E5-2620 v3
-- AI hardware --
-- AI specifications --
-- NPU + CPU + iGPU --

Integrated graphics (iGPU)

The integrated graphics unit of a processor is not only responsible for the pure image output on the system, but can also significantly increase the efficiency of the system with the support of modern video codecs.

no iGPU GPU no iGPU
GPU frequency --
-- GPU (Turbo) --
-- GPU Generation --
Technology
Max. displays
-- Compute units --
-- Shader --
No Hardware Raytracing No
No Frame Generation No
-- Max. GPU Memory --
-- DirectX Version --

Hardware codec support

A photo or video codec that is accelerated in hardware can greatly accelerate the working speed of a processor and extend the battery life of notebooks or smartphones when playing videos.

no iGPU GPU no iGPU
No Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) No
No Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) No
No Codec h264 No
No Codec VP9 No
No Codec VP8 No
No Codec AV1 No
No Codec AVC No
No Codec VC-1 No
No Codec JPEG No

Memory & PCIe

The AMD Ryzen 5 1600 supports a maximum of 64 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The Intel Xeon E5-2620 v3 can connect up to 768 GB of memory in 4 memory channels.

AMD Ryzen 5 1600 Characteristic Intel Xeon E5-2620 v3
DDR4-2666 Memory DDR4-2133
64 GB Max. Memory 768 GB
2 (Dual Channel) Memory channels 4 (Quad Channel)
42.7 GB/s Max. Bandwidth 68.2 GB/s
Yes ECC Yes
-- L2 Cache --
16.00 MB L3 Cache 15.00 MB
3.0 PCIe version 3.0
20 PCIe lanes 40
19.7 GB/s PCIe Bandwidth 39.4 GB/s

Thermal Management

The TDP (Thermal Design Power) of a processor specifies the required cooling solution. The AMD Ryzen 5 1600 has a TDP of 65 W, that of the Intel Xeon E5-2620 v3 is 85 W.

AMD Ryzen 5 1600 Characteristic Intel Xeon E5-2620 v3
65 W TDP (PL1 / PBP) 85 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down --
95 °C Tjunction max. --

Technical details

The AMD Ryzen 5 1600 has a 16.00 MB cache, while the Intel Xeon E5-2620 v3 cache has a total of 15.00 MB.

AMD Ryzen 5 1600 Characteristic Intel Xeon E5-2620 v3
14 nm Technology 22 nm
Monolithic Chip design Monolithic
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
SSE4a, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2, FMA3 ISA extensions SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2
AM4 (PGA 1331) Socket LGA 2011-3
AMD-V, SVM Virtualization VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
Yes AES-NI Yes
Windows 10, Linux Operating systems Windows 10, Linux
Q1/2017 Release date Q3/2014
210 $ Release price --
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Average performance in benchmarks

⌀ Single core performance in 4 CPU benchmarks
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 (100%)
Intel Xeon E5-2620 v3 (85%)
⌀ Multi core performance in 6 CPU benchmarks
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 (100%)
Intel Xeon E5-2620 v3 (75%)

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 AMD Ryzen 5 1600
6C 12T @ 3.60 GHz
894 (100%)
Intel Xeon E5-2620 v3 Intel Xeon E5-2620 v3
6C 12T @ 3.20 GHz
728 (81%)

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 AMD Ryzen 5 1600
6C 12T @ 3.40 GHz
4970 (100%)
Intel Xeon E5-2620 v3 Intel Xeon E5-2620 v3
6C 12T @ 2.80 GHz
4208 (85%)

Geekbench 6 (Single-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The single-core benchmark only evaluates the performance of the fastest CPU core, the number of CPU cores in a processor is irrelevant here.
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 AMD Ryzen 5 1600
6C 12T @ 3.60 GHz
1095 (100%)
Intel Xeon E5-2620 v3 Intel Xeon E5-2620 v3
6C 12T @ 3.20 GHz
1012 (92%)

Geekbench 6 (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The multi-core benchmark evaluates the performance of all of the processor's CPU cores. Virtual thread improvements such as AMD SMT or Intel's Hyper-Threading have a positive impact on the benchmark result.
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 AMD Ryzen 5 1600
6C 12T @ 3.40 GHz
5129 (100%)
Intel Xeon E5-2620 v3 Intel Xeon E5-2620 v3
6C 12T @ 2.80 GHz
4485 (87%)

Blender 3.1 Benchmark

In the Blender Benchmark 3.1, the scenes "monster", "junkshop" and "classroom" are rendered and the time required by the system is measured. In our benchmark we test the CPU and not the graphics card. Blender 3.1 was presented as a standalone version in March 2022.
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 AMD Ryzen 5 1600
6C 12T @ 3.40 GHz
107 (100%)
Intel Xeon E5-2620 v3 Intel Xeon E5-2620 v3
6C 12T @ 2.80 GHz
69 (64%)

Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark

Some of the CPUs listed below have been benchmarked by CPU-monkey. However the majority of CPUs have not been tested and the results have been estimated by a CPU-monkey’s secret proprietary formula. As such they do not accurately reflect the actual Passmark CPU mark values and are not endorsed by PassMark Software Pty Ltd.
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 AMD Ryzen 5 1600
6C 12T @ 3.40 GHz
12277 (100%)
Intel Xeon E5-2620 v3 Intel Xeon E5-2620 v3
6C 12T @ 2.80 GHz
7854 (64%)

CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Single-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 AMD Ryzen 5 1600
6C 12T @ 3.60 GHz
389 (100%)
Intel Xeon E5-2620 v3 Intel Xeon E5-2620 v3
6C 12T @ 3.20 GHz
316 (81%)

CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Multi-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 AMD Ryzen 5 1600
6C 12T @ 3.20 GHz
3148 (100%)
Intel Xeon E5-2620 v3 Intel Xeon E5-2620 v3
6C 12T @ 2.40 GHz
2115 (67%)

Cinebench R15 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 AMD Ryzen 5 1600
6C 12T @ 3.60 GHz
147 (100%)
Intel Xeon E5-2620 v3 Intel Xeon E5-2620 v3
6C 12T @ 3.20 GHz
123 (84%)

Cinebench R15 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 AMD Ryzen 5 1600
6C 12T @ 3.40 GHz
1094 (100%)
Intel Xeon E5-2620 v3 Intel Xeon E5-2620 v3
6C 12T @ 2.80 GHz
894 (82%)

Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 AMD Ryzen 5 1600
6C 12T @ 3.60 GHz
900 (100%)
Intel Xeon E5-2620 v3 Intel Xeon E5-2620 v3
6C 12T @ 3.20 GHz
0 (0%)

Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 AMD Ryzen 5 1600
6C 12T @ 3.40 GHz
6230 (100%)
Intel Xeon E5-2620 v3 Intel Xeon E5-2620 v3
6C 12T @ 2.80 GHz
0 (0%)

Cinebench R20 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 AMD Ryzen 5 1600
6C 12T @ 3.60 GHz
357 (100%)
Intel Xeon E5-2620 v3 Intel Xeon E5-2620 v3
6C 12T @ 3.20 GHz
0 (0%)

Cinebench R20 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 AMD Ryzen 5 1600
6C 12T @ 3.40 GHz
2501 (100%)
Intel Xeon E5-2620 v3 Intel Xeon E5-2620 v3
6C 12T @ 2.80 GHz
0 (0%)

Blender 2.81 (bmw27)

Blender is a free 3D graphics software for rendering (creating) 3D bodies, which can also be textured and animated in the software. The Blender benchmark creates predefined scenes and measures the time (s) required for the entire scene. The shorter the time required, the better. We selected bmw27 as the benchmark scene.
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 AMD Ryzen 5 1600
6C 12T @ 3.40 GHz
313 (100%)
Intel Xeon E5-2620 v3 Intel Xeon E5-2620 v3
6C 12T @ 2.80 GHz
0 (0%)

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