Intel Xeon E5-2690 v2 vs AMD Ryzen 5 5600

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Intel Xeon E5-2690 v2 CPU1 vs CPU2 AMD Ryzen 5 5600
Intel Xeon E5-2690 v2 AMD Ryzen 5 5600

CPU comparison

Intel Xeon E5-2690 v2 or AMD Ryzen 5 5600 - 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 Intel Xeon E5-2690 v2 has 10 cores with 20 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 3.60 GHz. Up to 768 GB of memory is supported in 4 memory channels. The Intel Xeon E5-2690 v2 was released in Q3/2013.

The AMD Ryzen 5 5600 has 6 cores with 12 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 4.40 GHz. The CPU supports up to 64 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The AMD Ryzen 5 5600 was released in Q2/2022.
Intel Xeon E5 (71) Family AMD Ryzen 5 (84)
Intel Xeon E5 v2 (15) CPU group AMD Ryzen 5000 (12)
4 Generation 4
Ivy Bridge EP Architecture Vermeer (Zen 3)
Desktop / Server Segment Desktop / Server
-- Predecessor AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
Intel Xeon E5-2690 v3 Successor AMD Ryzen 5 7600

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The Intel Xeon E5-2690 v2 is a 10 core processor with a clock frequency of 3.00 GHz (3.60 GHz). The AMD Ryzen 5 5600 has 6 CPU cores with a clock frequency of 3.50 GHz (4.40 GHz).

Intel Xeon E5-2690 v2 Characteristic AMD Ryzen 5 5600
10 Cores 6
20 Threads 12
normal Core architecture normal
Yes Hyperthreading Yes
No Overclocking ? Yes
3.00 GHz Frequency 3.50 GHz
3.60 GHz Turbo Frequency (1 Core) 4.40 GHz
3.30 GHz Turbo Frequency (All Cores) 4.20 GHz

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Processors with the support of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) can process many calculations, especially audio, image and video processing, much faster than classic processors. Algorithms for ML improve their performance the more data they have collected via software. ML tasks can be processed up to 10,000 times faster than with a classic processor.

Intel Xeon E5-2690 v2 Characteristic AMD Ryzen 5 5600
-- AI hardware --
-- AI specifications --

Internal Graphics

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 Intel Xeon E5-2690 v2 supports a maximum of 768 GB of memory in 4 memory channels. The AMD Ryzen 5 5600 can connect up to 64 GB of memory in 2 memory channels.

Intel Xeon E5-2690 v2 Characteristic AMD Ryzen 5 5600
DDR3-1866 Memory DDR4-3200
768 GB Max. Memory 64 GB
4 (Quad Channel) Memory channels 2 (Dual Channel)
59.7 GB/s Max. Bandwidth 51.2 GB/s
Yes ECC No
-- L2 Cache 3.00 MB
25.00 MB L3 Cache 32.00 MB
3.0 PCIe version 4.0
40 PCIe lanes 20
39.4 GB/s PCIe Bandwidth 39.4 GB/s

Thermal Management

The TDP (Thermal Design Power) of a processor specifies the required cooling solution. The Intel Xeon E5-2690 v2 has a TDP of 130 W, that of the AMD Ryzen 5 5600 is 65 W.

Intel Xeon E5-2690 v2 Characteristic AMD Ryzen 5 5600
130 W TDP (PL1 / PBP) 65 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down 45 W
-- Tjunction max. 95 °C

Technical details

The Intel Xeon E5-2690 v2 has a 25.00 MB cache, while the AMD Ryzen 5 5600 cache has a total of 35.00 MB.

Intel Xeon E5-2690 v2 Characteristic AMD Ryzen 5 5600
22 nm Technology 7 nm
Monolithic Chip design Chiplet
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX ISA extensions SSE4a, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2, FMA3
LGA 2011 Socket AM4 (PGA 1331)
VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d Virtualization AMD-V, SVM
Yes AES-NI Yes
Windows 10, Linux Operating systems Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux
Q3/2013 Release date Q2/2022
1700 $ Release price 199 $
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Average performance in benchmarks

⌀ Single core performance in 2 CPU benchmarks
Intel Xeon E5-2690 v2 (43%)
AMD Ryzen 5 5600 (100%)
⌀ Multi core performance in 3 CPU benchmarks
Intel Xeon E5-2690 v2 (75%)
AMD Ryzen 5 5600 (100%)

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 E5-2690 v2 Intel Xeon E5-2690 v2
10C 20T @ 3.60 GHz
802 (52%)
AMD Ryzen 5 5600 AMD Ryzen 5 5600
6C 12T @ 4.40 GHz
1538 (100%)

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 E5-2690 v2 Intel Xeon E5-2690 v2
10C 20T @ 3.30 GHz
7288 (91%)
AMD Ryzen 5 5600 AMD Ryzen 5 5600
6C 12T @ 4.20 GHz
8009 (100%)

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 E5-2690 v2 Intel Xeon E5-2690 v2
10C 20T @ 3.60 GHz
712 (34%)
AMD Ryzen 5 5600 AMD Ryzen 5 5600
6C 12T @ 4.40 GHz
2087 (100%)

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 E5-2690 v2 Intel Xeon E5-2690 v2
10C 20T @ 3.30 GHz
4996 (57%)
AMD Ryzen 5 5600 AMD Ryzen 5 5600
6C 12T @ 4.20 GHz
8816 (100%)

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 E5-2690 v2 Intel Xeon E5-2690 v2
10C 20T @ 3.30 GHz
16394 (76%)
AMD Ryzen 5 5600 AMD Ryzen 5 5600
6C 12T @ 4.20 GHz
21620 (100%)

Cinebench 2024 (Single-Core)

The Cinebench 2024 benchmark is based on the Redshift rendering engine, which is also used in Maxon's 3D program Cinema 4D. The benchmark runs are each 10 minutes long to test whether the processor is limited by its heat generation.
Intel Xeon E5-2690 v2 Intel Xeon E5-2690 v2
10C 20T @ 3.60 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD Ryzen 5 5600 AMD Ryzen 5 5600
6C 12T @ 4.40 GHz
85 (100%)

Cinebench 2024 (Multi-Core)

The Multi-Core test of the Cinebench 2024 benchmark uses all cpu cores to render using the Redshift rendering engine, which is also used in Maxons Cinema 4D. The benchmark run is 10 minutes long to test whether the processor is limited by its heat generation.
Intel Xeon E5-2690 v2 Intel Xeon E5-2690 v2
10C 20T @ 3.60 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD Ryzen 5 5600 AMD Ryzen 5 5600
6C 12T @ 4.40 GHz
657 (100%)

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.
Intel Xeon E5-2690 v2 Intel Xeon E5-2690 v2
10C 20T @ 3.60 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD Ryzen 5 5600 AMD Ryzen 5 5600
6C 12T @ 4.40 GHz
1504 (100%)

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.
Intel Xeon E5-2690 v2 Intel Xeon E5-2690 v2
10C 20T @ 3.30 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD Ryzen 5 5600 AMD Ryzen 5 5600
6C 12T @ 4.20 GHz
11077 (100%)

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 E5-2690 v2 Intel Xeon E5-2690 v2
10C 20T @ 3.60 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD Ryzen 5 5600 AMD Ryzen 5 5600
6C 12T @ 4.40 GHz
574 (100%)

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 E5-2690 v2 Intel Xeon E5-2690 v2
10C 20T @ 3.30 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD Ryzen 5 5600 AMD Ryzen 5 5600
6C 12T @ 4.20 GHz
4479 (100%)

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 E5-2690 v2 Intel Xeon E5-2690 v2
10C 20T @ 3.00 GHz
4160 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 5 5600 AMD Ryzen 5 5600
6C 12T @ 3.50 GHz
0 (0%)

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 E5-2690 v2 Intel Xeon E5-2690 v2
10C 20T @ 3.60 GHz
76 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 5 5600 AMD Ryzen 5 5600
6C 12T @ 4.40 GHz
0 (0%)

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 E5-2690 v2 Intel Xeon E5-2690 v2
10C 20T @ 3.30 GHz
1413 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 5 5600 AMD Ryzen 5 5600
6C 12T @ 4.20 GHz
0 (0%)

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