Intel Core i5-7500 vs Intel Xeon E3-1246 v3

Compare Intel 7th Generation Core i5 4 core CPU vs Intel Xeon E3 v3 Family 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

32 %
37 %
15% slightly better overall score

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

57 %
13% slightly better gaming score
50 %

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

24 %
32 %
33% slightly better multitasking score

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

23 %
31 %
34% slightly better heavy workload score

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (multi) score

Multi threaded benchmark

15% slightly higher Geekbench (multi) score

Geekbench (single) score

Single threaded benchmark

2% slightly higher Geekbench (single) score



Number of physical processing units



Number of logical processing units

100% significantly more threads

Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

3 GHz
4 GHz
2% slightly higher clock speed

Turbo Speed

Higher frequency used for heavy workloads

4 GHz
4 GHz
2% slightly higher turbo speed


Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

65 W
29% slightly lower TDP
84 W

PCIe Lanes

Number of physical connections between the CPU and expansion slots


Memory Channels

Lanes for simultaneous memory access


Supported Memory

Maximum amount of RAM supported by this CPU

64 GiB
100% significantly more supported memory
32 GiB

Other details


Ranking in the hardwareDB database

570th of 1,337
492nd of 1,337


The product line

7th Generation Core i5
Xeon E3 v3 Family

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

February 2017
May 2014

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip


Is Unlocked

Can this CPU can be overclocked


Supports ECC memory

Does this CPU support error correcting memory


Core i5-7500 vs Xeon E3-1246 v3 comparison

In our benchmarks, the Xeon E3-1246 v3 beats the Core i5-7500 in overall performance. Despite this, the Core i5-7500 has the advantage in our gaming benchmark.

Info from our database shows that they both have the same core count but the Xeon E3-1246 v3 has more threads. Our comparison shows that the Xeon E3-1246 v3 has a slightly higher clock speed compared to the Core i5-7500. Also, the Xeon E3-1246 v3 has a slightly higher turbo speed. A Core i5-7500 CPU outputs less heat than a Xeon E3-1246 v3 CPU because of its slightly lower TDP. This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption.

Most CPUs have more threads than cores. This technology, colloquially called hyperthreading, improves performance by splitting a core into multiple virtual ones. This provides more efficient utilisation of a core. For instance, the Core i5-7500 has the same number of threads as cores. This means the the CPU does not support hyperthreading.


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