AMD Ryzen 5 1500X vs Intel Xeon W-2145

Comparison of technical characteristics between computer processors, with the Intel Xeon W-2145 on one hand, and the AMD Ryzen 5 1500X on the other hand. The first has a total of 8 cores, 16 threads, a maximum frequency of 4.5 GHz, a thermal design power of 140 W. The second has 4 cores, 8 threads, its turbo frequency reaches 3.7 GHz, its TDP is set to 65 W. The following table also allows us to compare the lithography, the number of transistors (if indicated), the amount of cache memory, the maximum RAM memory capacity, the type of memory accepted, the launch date, the maximum number of PCIe lines , the values obtained in Geekbench 4 and Cinebench R15, as well as the price.


Processor AMD Ryzen 5 1500X Intel Xeon W-2145
Family Ryzen Skylake
Part number(s), S-Spec YD150XBBAEBOX,
Release date Q2 2017 Q3 2017
Lithography 14 nm 14 nm+
Transistors 4,800,000,000
Cores 4 8
Threads 8 16
Base frequency 3.5 GHz 3.7 GHz
Turbo frequency 3.7 GHz 4.5 GHz
Cache 16 MB 11 MB
Max memory size 64 GB 512 GB
Memory types DDR4-2667 DDR4 1600/1866/2133/2400/2666
Max PCIe lanes 20 48
TDP 65 W 140 W
Socket AM4, PGA-1331 LGA 2066
Cinebench R15 single-thread 152 177
Cinebench R15 multi-thread 799 1,680
PassMark single thread 1,855 2,525
PassMark CPU Mark 10,075 19,720
Geekbench 4 single-core 4,114 5,164
Geekbench 4 multi-core 14,373 27,503
Rating 4.6 / 5
Number of reviews 2,059
Price $178 $1,795
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We can better compare what are the technical differences between the two processors. The processor Intel Xeon W-2145 has a larger number of cores, that the turbo frequency of the Intel Xeon W-2145 is bigger, that the TDP of the AMD Ryzen 5 1500X is lower. Both were produced during the same year.

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Performance comparison between the two processors, for this we consider the following benchmarking softwares: Geekbench 4, PassMark and Cinebench R15.

Geekbench 4:

Processeur Geekbench 4 – Score multi-core & single-core – Windows 64-bit
Intel Xeon W-2145  5 164
 27 503
AMD Ryzen 5 1500X  4 114
 14 373

Geekbench 4 is a complete benchmark platform with several types of tests, including data compression, image encryption, AES encryption, SQL encoding, HTML rendering, PDF rendering, Matrix calculation, Fast Fourier Transformation, 3D object simulation, photo editing, memory testing. This allows us to better visualize the respective power of these two chips. For each result, we took an average of 250 values on the famous benchmark software.

On the single-core side, the difference is 26%. In multi-core, the difference in terms of gap is 91%.


Processeur PassMark – CPU Mark & single thread
Intel Xeon W-2145  2,525
AMD Ryzen 5 1500X  1,855

PassMark is a benchmarking software that performs several tests including prime numbers, integers, floating point, compression, physics, extended instructions, encryption, sorting. Higher is the score, bigger is the power of the computer.

On PassMark, there is a difference of 36% in single-core. On the multi-core side, the gap is 96%.

Cinebench R15:

Processeur Cinebench R15 – Score
Intel Xeon W-2145  177
AMD Ryzen 5 1500X  152

Cinebench R15 allows to evaluate the performance of a CPU by rendering a photorealistic 3D scene. The scene has 2,000 objects, 300,000 polygons, antialiasing, uses sharp and fuzzy reflections, bright areas, procedural shaders, shadows, etc. Faster is the rendering of the scene created, more powerful is the PC, with a high number of points.

On this software, there is a difference of 16% in single-core. On the multi-core side, the gap reaches 110%.