Despite the higher single-threaded speed of the i5-4670, the massive multithreading available from the dual socket E5-2670 allows the package to compile in half the time. The 32-core dual Xeon was able to build ungoogled-chromium in just 47 minutes, versus 129 minutes for the i5-4670.
|i5-4670||4 @ 3.80 GHz||2,151||7,368||2 hr 9 min|
|E5-2670||(16 @ 3.30 GHz) x 2||1,597||12,330|
(x2 = 24,660)
|Ryzen 5 3600||12 @ 4.20 GHz||2,814||19,933||?|
Both machines built ungoogled-chromium 77.0.3865.120 on a tmpfs ramdisk with default options.
The Ryzen 5 3600 I’m considering seems like it would offer me quite a lot when it comes to multithreaded processing tasks like this. With a combined Geekbench score of 19,933, that’s a 170% increase over my current desktop’s score of 7,368. The dual-socket E5-2670 has a combined Geekbench score of 24,660, but a combined TDP of 230W. It looks like the Ryzen 5 3600 can offer almost the same processing power in a single core at only 65W.