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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Xeon E5-2403 v2 APU A4-6300 Dual-Core
Cyberpunk 2077 187% 263%
Call of Duty Warzone 150% 217%
Grand Theft Auto VI 390% 520%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 261% 357%
Minecraft: Dungeons 187% 263%
Maneater 187% 263%
Valorant 73% 119%
Saints Row 3 Remastered 260% 355%
Doom Eternal 301% 408%
Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord 354% 475%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the Intel Xeon E5-2403 v2 is noticeably better than the AMD APU A4-6300 Dual-Core 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 E5-2403 v2 was released less than a year after the APU A4-6300 Dual-Core, and so they are likely to have similar levels of support, and similarly optimized performance when running the latest games.

The Xeon E5-2403 v2 has 2 more cores than the APU A4-6300 Dual-Core. With 4 cores, the Xeon E5-2403 v2 is much less likely to struggle with the latest games, or bottleneck high-end graphics cards when running them.

The Xeon E5-2403 v2 has 2 more threads than the APU A4-6300 Dual-Core. Both CPUs have one thread per physical core.

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 Xeon E5-2403 v2 and APU A4-6300 Dual-Core 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 APU A4-6300 Dual-Core has a 1.9 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. In this case, however, the difference is probably a good indicator that the Xeon E5-2403 v2 is superior.

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 APU A4-6300 Dual-Core has a 768 KB bigger L2 cache than the Xeon E5-2403 v2, and although the APU A4-6300 Dual-Core does not appear to have an L3 cache, its larger L2 cache means that it wins out 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 APU A4-6300 Dual-Core has a 15 Watt lower Maximum TDP than the Xeon E5-2403 v2. However, the Xeon E5-2403 v2 was created with a 10 nm smaller manufacturing technology. Overall, by taking both into account, the Xeon E5-2403 v2 is likely the CPU with the lower heat production and power requirements, but there really isn't much in it.

The APU A4-6300 Dual-Core has an on-board GPU, which means that it will be capable of running basic graphics applications (i.e., games) without the need for a dedicated graphics card. The Xeon E5-2403 v2, however, does not, and you will probably have to look for a dedicated card if you wish to use it at all.

For in-depth GPU comparisons with the Radeon HD 8370D, click on the following GPU overview comparison icon (visible throughout Game-Debate), and choose a GPU from the list to compare against:

On-board GPUs tend to be fairly awful in comparison to dedicated cards from the likes of AMD or Nvidia, but as they are built into the CPU, they also tend to be cheaper and require far less power to run (this makes them a good choice for laptops). We would recommend a dedicated card for running the latest games, but integrated GPUs are improving all the time and casual gamers may find less recent games perform perfectly acceptably.

CPU Core Details

CPU CodenameIvy BridgeRichland
MoBo SocketLGA 1356Socket FM2
Notebook CPUnono
Release Date09 Jan 201401 Jul 2013
CPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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CPU Technical Specifications

CPU Cores4vs2
CPU Threads4vs2
Clock Speed1.8 GHzvs3.7 GHz
Turbo Frequency1.8 GHzvs3.9 GHz
Max TDP80 Wvs65 W
Lithography22 nmvs32 nm
Bit Width64 Bitvs64 Bit
Max Temperature76°Cvs-
Virtualization Technologynovsno
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CPU Cache and Memory

L1 Cache Size-vs192 KB
L2 Cache Size256 KBvs1024 KB
L3 Cache Size10 MBvs-
Memory Channels-vs2
ECC Memory Supportnovsno
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CPU Graphics

GraphicsnoRadeon HD 8370D
Base GPU Frequency-vs760 MHz
Max GPU Frequency-vs844 MHz
DirectX-vs11
Displays Supported-vs-
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CPU Package and Version Specifications

Package Size45mm x 42.5mmvs-
Revision-vs-
PCIe Revision-vs-
PCIe Configurations-vs-

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

CPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewThe Xeon E5-2403 v2 is a quad-core server processor in the Xeon E5 v2 processor family. It was released by Intel on 9th January 2014. It is a low-mid range addition to the that processor family, with a clock speed of 1.8. It does not support turbo boost and, like all processors in the family, does not have integrated graphics. APU A4-6300 Dual-Core is an entry-level CPU based on the 32nm, Piledriver architecture.

It offers 2 Physical Cores (2 Logical), initially clocked at 3.7GHz, which may go up to 3.9GHz and 1MB of L2 Cache.
Among its many features, Turbo Core and Virtualization are activated.

The processor integrates very weak Graphics called Radeon HD 8370D, with 128 Shader Processing Units, clocked at 760MHz, which share the L2 Cache and system RAM with the processor.
Both the processor and integrated graphics have a rated board TDP of 65W.

It offers average performance. This means it will become a bottleneck in some demanding applications.