Intel Core i3-7300 vs Intel Core i7-4820K

Compare Intel 7th Generation Core i3 2 core CPU vs Intel Core X-series 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

33 %
Identical
33 %

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

55 %
22% slightly better gaming score
45 %

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

26 %
29 %
11% slightly better multitasking score

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

25 %
28 %
11% slightly better heavy workload score

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (multi) score

Multi threaded benchmark

2,255
3,384
50% significantly higher Geekbench (multi) score

Geekbench (single) score

Single threaded benchmark

1,022
28% slightly higher Geekbench (single) score
796

Specifications

Cores

Number of physical processing units

2
4
100% significantly more cores

Threads

Number of logical processing units

4
8
100% significantly more threads

Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

4 GHz
8% slightly higher clock speed
4 GHz

TDP

Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

51 W
154% significantly lower TDP
130 W

PCIe Lanes

Number of physical connections between the CPU and expansion slots

16
40
150% significantly more pcie lanes

Memory Channels

Lanes for simultaneous memory access

2
4
100% significantly more memory channels

Supported Memory

Maximum amount of RAM supported by this CPU

64 GiB
Identical
64 GiB

Other details

Rank

Ranking in the hardwareDB database

537th of 1,327
532nd of 1,327

Family

The product line

7th Generation Core i3
Core X-series

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

February 2017
August 2013

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip

DDR4-2133
DDR3-1333

Is Unlocked

Can this CPU can be overclocked

No
-

Supports ECC memory

Does this CPU support error correcting memory

Yes
No

Core i3-7300 vs Core i7-4820K comparison

In our benchmarks, the Core i7-4820K beats the Core i3-7300 in overall performance. Despite this, the Core i3-7300 has the advantage in our gaming benchmark.

In terms of the number of cores of each of these CPUs, the Core i7-4820K has significantly more cores than the Core i3-7300. Indeed, the Core i7-4820K has 4 cores compared to 2 cores found in the Core i3-7300. It also has more threads than the Core i3-7300. Our comparison shows that the Core i3-7300 has a slightly higher clock speed compared to the Core i7-4820K. A Core i3-7300 CPU outputs less heat than a Core i7-4820K 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 i3-7300 has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.

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