Intel Xeon E5-1620 v2 vs AMD A10-7850K

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Intel Xeon E5-1620 v2 CPU1 vs CPU2 AMD A10-7850K
Intel Xeon E5-1620 v2 AMD A10-7850K

CPU comparison

In this CPU comparison, we compare the Intel Xeon E5-1620 v2 and the AMD A10-7850K and use benchmarks to check which processor is faster.

We compare the Intel Xeon E5-1620 v2 4 core processor released in Q3/2013 with the AMD A10-7850K which has 4 CPU cores and was introduced in Q1/2014.
Intel Xeon E5 (71) Family AMD A (112)
Intel Xeon E5 v2 (15) CPU group AMD A10-7000 (7)
4 Generation 4
Ivy Bridge EP Architecture Kaveri (Steamroller)
Desktop / Server Segment Mobile
-- Predecessor --
Intel Xeon E5-1620 v3 Successor --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The Intel Xeon E5-1620 v2 is a 4 core processor with a clock frequency of 3.70 GHz (3.90 GHz). The processor can compute 8 threads at the same time. The AMD A10-7850K clocks with 3.70 GHz (4.00 GHz), has 4 CPU cores and can calculate 4 threads in parallel.

Intel Xeon E5-1620 v2 Characteristic AMD A10-7850K
4 Cores 4
8 Threads 4
normal Core architecture normal
Yes Hyperthreading No
No Overclocking ? Yes
3.70 GHz Frequency 3.70 GHz
3.90 GHz Turbo Frequency (1 Core) 4.00 GHz
3.90 GHz Turbo Frequency (All Cores) 4.00 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.

Intel Xeon E5-1620 v2 Characteristic AMD A10-7850K
-- AI hardware --
-- AI specifications --
-- NPU + CPU + iGPU --

Integrated graphics (iGPU)

Graphics (iGPU) integrated into the processor not only enable image output without having to rely on a dedicated graphics solution, but can also efficiently accelerate video playback.

no iGPU GPU AMD Radeon R7 - 512 (Kaveri)
GPU frequency 0.72 GHz
-- GPU (Turbo) --
-- GPU Generation 6
Technology 28 nm
Max. displays 2
-- Compute units 8
-- Shader 512
No Hardware Raytracing No
No Frame Generation No
-- Max. GPU Memory 2 GB
-- DirectX Version 12

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 AMD Radeon R7 - 512 (Kaveri)
No Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) No
No Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) No
No Codec h264 Decode
No Codec VP9 No
No Codec VP8 No
No Codec AV1 No
No Codec AVC Decode
No Codec VC-1 Decode
No Codec JPEG Decode / Encode

Memory & PCIe

Up to 256 GB of memory in a maximum of 4 memory channels is supported by the Intel Xeon E5-1620 v2, while the AMD A10-7850K supports a maximum of GB of memory with a maximum memory bandwidth of 34.2 GB/s enabled.

Intel Xeon E5-1620 v2 Characteristic AMD A10-7850K
DDR3-1866 Memory DDR3-2133
256 GB Max. Memory
4 (Quad Channel) Memory channels 2 (Dual Channel)
59.7 GB/s Max. Bandwidth 34.2 GB/s
Yes ECC Yes
-- L2 Cache --
10.00 MB L3 Cache 4.00 MB
3.0 PCIe version 3.0
40 PCIe lanes 16
39.4 GB/s PCIe Bandwidth 15.8 GB/s

Thermal Management

The Intel Xeon E5-1620 v2 has a TDP of 130 W. The TDP of the AMD A10-7850K is 95 W. System integrators use the TDP of the processor as a guide when dimensioning the cooling solution.

Intel Xeon E5-1620 v2 Characteristic AMD A10-7850K
130 W TDP (PL1 / PBP) 95 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down --
-- Tjunction max. --

Technical details

The Intel Xeon E5-1620 v2 has 10.00 MB cache and is manufactured in 22 nm. The cache of AMD A10-7850K is at 4.00 MB. The processor is manufactured in 28 nm.

Intel Xeon E5-1620 v2 Characteristic AMD A10-7850K
22 nm Technology 28 nm
Monolithic Chip design Unknown
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX ISA extensions SSE4a, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX, FMA3, FMA4
LGA 2011 Socket FM2+
VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d Virtualization AMD-V
Yes AES-NI Yes
Windows 10, Linux Operating systems
Q3/2013 Release date Q1/2014
280 $ Release price 125 $
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Average performance in benchmarks

⌀ Single core performance in 2 CPU benchmarks
Intel Xeon E5-1620 v2 (100%)
AMD A10-7850K (51%)
⌀ Multi core performance in 4 CPU benchmarks
Intel Xeon E5-1620 v2 (100%)
AMD A10-7850K (41%)

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.
Intel Xeon E5-1620 v2 Intel Xeon E5-1620 v2
4C 8T @ 3.90 GHz
862 (100%)
AMD A10-7850K AMD A10-7850K
4C 4T @ 4.00 GHz
506 (59%)

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.
Intel Xeon E5-1620 v2 Intel Xeon E5-1620 v2
4C 8T @ 3.90 GHz
3521 (100%)
AMD A10-7850K AMD A10-7850K
4C 4T @ 4.00 GHz
1541 (44%)

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.
Intel Xeon E5-1620 v2 Intel Xeon E5-1620 v2
4C 8T @ 3.90 GHz
9500 (100%)
AMD A10-7850K AMD A10-7850K
4C 4T @ 4.00 GHz
4568 (48%)

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.
Intel Xeon E5-1620 v2 Intel Xeon E5-1620 v2
4C 8T @ 3.70 GHz
1829 (100%)
AMD A10-7850K AMD A10-7850K
4C 4T @ 3.70 GHz
729 (40%)

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.
Intel Xeon E5-1620 v2 Intel Xeon E5-1620 v2
4C 8T @ 3.90 GHz
153 (100%)
AMD A10-7850K AMD A10-7850K
4C 4T @ 4.00 GHz
64 (42%)

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.
Intel Xeon E5-1620 v2 Intel Xeon E5-1620 v2
4C 8T @ 3.90 GHz
730 (100%)
AMD A10-7850K AMD A10-7850K
4C 4T @ 4.00 GHz
244 (33%)

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.
Intel Xeon E5-1620 v2 Intel Xeon E5-1620 v2
4C 8T @ 3.90 GHz
778 (100%)
AMD A10-7850K AMD A10-7850K
4C 4T @ 4.00 GHz
0 (0%)

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.
Intel Xeon E5-1620 v2 Intel Xeon E5-1620 v2
4C 8T @ 3.90 GHz
2829 (100%)
AMD A10-7850K AMD A10-7850K
4C 4T @ 4.00 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.
Intel Xeon E5-1620 v2 Intel Xeon E5-1620 v2
4C 8T @ 3.90 GHz
284 (100%)
AMD A10-7850K AMD A10-7850K
4C 4T @ 4.00 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.
Intel Xeon E5-1620 v2 Intel Xeon E5-1620 v2
4C 8T @ 3.90 GHz
1449 (100%)
AMD A10-7850K AMD A10-7850K
4C 4T @ 4.00 GHz
0 (0%)

iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS)

The theoretical computing performance of the internal graphics unit of the processor with simple accuracy (32 bit) in GFLOPS. GFLOPS indicates how many billion floating point operations the iGPU can perform per second.
Intel Xeon E5-1620 v2 Intel Xeon E5-1620 v2
@ 0.00 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD A10-7850K AMD A10-7850K
AMD Radeon R7 - 512 (Kaveri) @ 0.72 GHz
702 (100%)

Devices using this processor

Intel Xeon E5-1620 v2 AMD A10-7850K
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