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Game Ryzen R7 Pro 1800 Xeon E5-2628L v3
Cyberpunk 2077 48% 22%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 30% 5%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 50% 24%
FIFA 21 51% 27%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 41% 12%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 19% 21%
Watch Dogs Legion 30% 5%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 41% 12%
Grand Theft Auto VI 14% 28%
Genshin Impact 61% 41%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the AMD Ryzen R7 Pro 1800 is massively better than the Intel Xeon E5-2628L v3 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 R7 Pro was released over a year more recently than the Xeon E5-2628L v3, and so the Ryzen R7 Pro is likely to have better levels of support, and will be more optimized for 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 Xeon E5-2628L v3 has 2 more cores than the Ryzen R7 Pro. 10 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 Ryzen R7 Pro is more than enough for gaming purposes. However, if you intend on running a server with the Xeon E5-2628L v3, it would seem to be a decent choice.

The Xeon E5-2628L v3 has 4 more threads than the Ryzen R7 Pro. Both the Ryzen R7 Pro and the Xeon E5-2628L v3 use hyperthreading. The Ryzen R7 Pro has 2 logical threads per physical core and the Xeon E5-2628L v3 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 R7 Pro and Xeon E5-2628L v3 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 R7 Pro has a 1.6 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 E5-2628L v3 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 Ryzen R7 Pro has a 1536 KB bigger L2 cache than the Xeon E5-2628L v3, but on the other hand, it is the Xeon E5-2628L v3 that has a 9 MB bigger L3 cache than the Ryzen R7 Pro. In this case, the L2 size is probably what counts, so the Ryzen R7 Pro 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 Xeon E5-2628L v3 has a 20 Watt lower Maximum TDP than the Ryzen R7 Pro. However, the Ryzen R7 Pro was created with a 8 nm smaller manufacturing technology. Overall, by taking both into account, the Xeon E5-2628L v3 is likely the CPU with the lower heat production and power requirements, but there really isn't much in it.

CPU Core Details

CPU CodenameZenHaswell-EP
MoBo SocketSocket AM4LGA 2011/Socket R
Notebook CPUnono
Release Date02 Mar 201701 Sep 2014
CPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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CPU Cores8vs10
CPU Threads16vs20
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Max TDP95 Wvs75 W
Lithography14 nmvs22 nm
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L1 Cache Size512 KBvs640 KB
L2 Cache Size4096 KBvs2560 KB
L3 Cache Size16 MBvs25 MB
Memory Channels-vs4
ECC Memory Supportnovsno
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CPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewThe Ryzen R7 Pro 1800 is a high-end CPU based on AMD's 14nm, Zen microarchitecture. It offers 8 physical cores (16 logical), initially clocked at X.XGHz, which may go up to X.XGHz using Turbo Boost. It has an unlocked multiplier therefore it can be overclocked using traditional methods. It has 16MB 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 on par with competitor processors. Among its many features, Simultaneous Multithreading, Cool n Quiet, CoolCore Technology, Extended Frequency Range (XFX), Pure Power and Precision Boost are enabled. It doesn't feature an integrated GPU. This CPU is likely to offer excellent computational performance and will not be the bottleneck in any modern gaming PC.Xeon E5-2628L v3 is an upcoming server processor based on the 22nm, Haxwell microarchitecture.