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Game Ryzen 7 3700X 8-Core 3.6GHz Xeon E3-1240 v2
Cyberpunk 2077 44% 5%
Grand Theft Auto VI 11% 52%
eFootball PES 2020 46% 8%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 28% 21%
F1 2019 25% 27%
Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night 61% 34%
Borderlands 3 44% 5%
Doom Eternal 46% 8%
The Division 2 3% 75%
World War Z 19% 38%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 8-Core 3.6GHz is massively better than the Intel Xeon E3-1240 v2 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 Ryzen 7 3700X has not been released yet, so any comparisons on this page are likely to be unreliable.

The Ryzen 7 3700X has 4 more cores than the Xeon E3-1240 v2. 8 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 E3-1240 v2 is more than enough for gaming purposes. However, if you intend on running a server with the Ryzen 7 3700X, it would seem to be a decent choice.

The Ryzen 7 3700X has 8 more threads than the Xeon E3-1240 v2. Both the Ryzen 7 3700X and the Xeon E3-1240 v2 use hyperthreading. The Ryzen 7 3700X has 2 logical threads per physical core and the Xeon E3-1240 v2 has 2.

Multiple threads are useful for improving the performance of multi-threaded applications. Additional cores and their accompanying thread will always be beneficial for multi-threaded applications. Hyperthreading will be beneficial for applications optimized for it, but it may slow others down. For games, the number of threads is largely irrelevant, as long as you have at least 2 cores (preferably 4), and hyperthreading can sometimes even hit performance.

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 Ryzen 7 3700X and Xeon E3-1240 v2 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 Ryzen 7 3700X 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 Ryzen 7 3700X has a 3072 KB bigger L2 cache than the Xeon E3-1240 v2, which means that it, at worst, wins out in this area, and at best, will provide superior gaming performance and will work much better with high-end graphics cards.

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 Ryzen 7 3700X has a 4 Watt lower Maximum TDP than the Xeon E3-1240 v2, and was created with a 15 nm smaller manufacturing technology. What this means is the Ryzen 7 3700X will consume slightly less power and consequently produce less heat, enabling more prolonged computational tasks with fewer adverse effects. This will lower your yearly electricity bill slightly, as well as prevent you from having to invest in extra cooling mechanisms (unless you overclock).

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CPU Core Details

CPU CodenameZen 2Ivy Bridge-H2
MoBo SocketSocket AM4LGA 1155/Socket H2
Notebook CPUnono
Release Date07 Jul 201914 May 2012
CPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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CPU Technical Specifications

CPU Cores8vs4
CPU Threads16vs8
Clock Speed3.6 GHzvs3.4 GHz
Turbo Frequency5 GHzvs3.8 GHz
Max TDP65 Wvs69 W
Lithography7 nmvs22 nm
Bit Width64 Bitvs64 Bit
Virtualization Technologynovsno
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L1 Cache Size512 KBvs256 KB
L2 Cache Size4096 KBvs1024 KB
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L3 Cache Size32 MBvs8 MB
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CPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewThe Ryzen 7 3700X 8-Core 3.6GHz is a high-end CPU based on AMD's 7nm Zen 2 microarchitecture. It offers 8 physical cores (16 logical), initially clocked at 3.6GHz, which may go up to 4.4GHz using Precision Boost. It has an unlocked multiplier, therefore, it can be overclocked using traditional methods. As an AMD 'X' CPU, the Ryzen 5 3600X can use eXtended Frequency Range (XFR) for automated overclocking. It has 32MB of L3 Cache. Level 3 cache is a static memory bank of a processor and it is used to feed it instructions. This processor also supports DDR4 based RAMs with maximum memory support of 64GB. It has a maximum Thermal Power Design of 65W. It is power efficient compared to competitor processors. Among its many features are Simultaneous Multithreading, Cool n Quiet, CoolCore Technology, Extended Frequency Range (XFR), Pure Power and Precision Boost are enabled.Xeon E3-1240 v2 is a Server Processor based on the 22nm, Ivy Bridge architecture.

It offers 4 Physical Cores (8 Logical), initially clocked at 3.4GHz, which may go up to 3.8GHz and 8MB of L3 Cache.
Among its many features, HyperThreading, Turbo Boost and Virtualization are activated.

The processor DOES NOT integrate any graphics and has a rated board TDP of 69W.

Though not created for gaming purposes, its performance is exceptionally good and enough for even the most demanding applications.

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