Intel Core i3-7100U vs Intel Xeon E3-1265L

Compare Intel 7th Generation Core i3 2 core CPU vs Intel 4 core processor, specs and benchmark score. Which is the better CPU for gaming?

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Benchmark Score

Overall Score

A combined score of all workloads

12 %
18 %
49% significantly better overall score

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

22 %
25 %
13% slightly better gaming score

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

9 %
16 %
77% significantly better multitasking score

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

9 %
15 %
66% significantly better heavy workload score

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Number of physical processing units

100% significantly more cores


Number of logical processing units

100% significantly more threads


Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

15 W
200% significantly lower TDP
45 W

Other details


Ranking in the hardwareDB database

1,060th of 1,327
839th of 1,327


The product line

7th Generation Core i3

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

August 2016

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip


Supports ECC memory

Does this CPU support error correcting memory


Core i3-7100U vs Xeon E3-1265L comparison

Our benchmark analysis concludes that the Xeon E3-1265L performs better than the Core i3-7100U. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Core i3-7100U in all gaming tests too.

With info from our database, we find that the Xeon E3-1265L has significantly more cores with 4 cores whereas the Core i3-7100U has 2 cores. It also has more threads than the Core i3-7100U. A Core i3-7100U CPU outputs less heat than a Xeon E3-1265L CPU because of its significantly lower TDP. This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption.

Modern CPUs generally have more logical cores than physical cores, this means that each core is split into multiple virtual cores, improving efficiency for parallel workloads. Indeed, the Core i3-7100U has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.


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