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In terms of overall gaming performance, the Intel Xeon E5-1620 v2 is massively better than the AMD FX-6350 when it comes to running the latest games. This also means it will be less likely to bottleneck more powerful GPUs, allowing them to achieve more of their gaming performance potential.

The Xeon E5-1620 v2 was released less than a year after the FX-6350, and so they are likely to have similar levels of support, and similarly optimized performance when running the latest games.

Both CPUs exhibit very powerful performance, so it probably isn't worth upgrading from one to the other, as both are capable of running even the most demanding games at the highest settings (assuming they are accompanied by equivalently powerful GPUs).

The FX-6350 has 2 more cores than the Xeon E5-1620 v2. 6 cores is probably excessive if you mean to just run the latest games, as games are not yet able to harness this many cores. The cores in the Xeon E5-1620 v2 is more than enough for gaming purposes.

More important for gaming than the number of cores and threads is the clock rate. Problematically, unless the two CPUs are from the same family, this can only serve as a general guide and nothing like an exact comparison, because the clock cycles per instruction (CPI) will vary so much.

The Xeon E5-1620 v2 and FX-6350 are not from the same family of CPUs, so their clock speeds are by no means directly comparable. Bear in mind, then, that while the FX-6350 has a 0.2 GHz faster frequency, this is not always an indicator that it will be superior in performance, despite frequency being crucial when trying to avoid GPU bottlenecking. As such, we need to look elsewhere for more reliable comparisons.

Aside from the clock rate, the next-most important CPU features for PC game performance are L2 and L3 cache size. Faster than RAM, the more cache available, the more data that can be stored for lightning-fast retrieval. L1 Cache is not usually an issue anymore for gaming, with most high-end CPUs eking out about the same L1 performance, and L2 is more important than L3 - but L3 is still important if you want to reach the highest levels of performance. Bear in mind that although it is better to have a larger cache, the larger it is, the higher the latency, so a balance has to be struck.

The FX-6350 has a 5120 KB bigger L2 cache than the Xeon E5-1620 v2, but on the other hand, it is the Xeon E5-1620 v2 that has a 2 MB bigger L3 cache than the FX-6350. In this case, the L2 size is probably what counts, so the FX-6350 is likely superior in this area.

The maximum Thermal Design Power is the power in Watts that the CPU will consume in the worst case scenario. The lithography is the semiconductor manufacturing technology being used to create the CPU - the smaller this is, the more transistors that can be fit into the CPU, and the closer the connections. For both the lithography and the TDP, it is the lower the better, because a lower number means a lower amount of power is necessary to run the CPU, and consequently a lower amount of heat is produced.

The FX-6350 has a 5 Watt lower Maximum TDP than the Xeon E5-1620 v2. However, the Xeon E5-1620 v2 was created with a 10 nm smaller manufacturing technology. Overall, by taking both into account, the Xeon E5-1620 v2 is likely the CPU with the lower heat production and power requirements, by a small amount.

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CPU Core Details

CPU CodenameIvy BridgeVishera
MoBo SocketLGA 2011/Socket RSocket AM3+
Notebook CPUnono
Release Date10 Sep 201301 Oct 2012
CPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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CPU Technical Specifications

CPU Cores4vs6
CPU Threads-vs6
Clock Speed3.7 GHzvs3.9 GHz
Turbo Frequency-vs4.2 GHz
Max TDP130 Wvs125 W
Lithography22 nmvs32 nm
Bit Width4 Bitvs64 Bit
Max Temperature70°Cvs-
Virtualization Technologyyesvsno
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CPU Cache and Memory

L1 Cache Size256 KBvs288 KB
L1 Cache Count8vs-
L2 Cache Size1024 KBvs6144 KB
L2 Cache Count4vs-
L2 Cache Speed256 MHzvs-
L3 Cache Size10 MBvs8 MB
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Memory Channels-vs2
ECC Memory Supportnovsno
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CPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewIntel Xeon E5-1620 v2 is a Server Processor based on the Ivy Bridge architecture but without featuring integrated graphics. All the other features are enabled. Its performance is quite extreme, as is its price.FX-6350 is a high-end CPU based on the 32nm Bulldozer architecture.

It offers 6 Physical Cores (6 Logical), initially clocked at 3.9GHz, which may go up to 4.2GHz and 8MB of L3 Cache.
Among its many features, Turbo Core and Virtualization are activated and the clock multiplier is unlocked, meaning it can be overclocked easily.

The processor DOES NOT integrated any graphics. and has a rated board TDP of 125W.

It is a powerful Hexa Core whose performance is good. It's thus capable of running most applications smoothly without any problem.

Vendor-Specific Features

Intel Quick Sync VideoAMD Power Management
Intel InTru 3DAMD Business Class
Intel InsiderAMD Black Edition
Intel Wireless Display
Intel Flexible Display
Intel Clear Video HD
Intel vPro
Intel Hyper-Threading
Intel Virt. Tech. for Directed I/O
Intel Trusted Execution
AES New Instructions
Intel Anti-Theft
Idle States
Intel SpeedStep
Thermal Monitoring
Execute Disable Bit
Intel VT-x with EPT
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