Intel Core i5-8279U vs Intel Xeon E5-2673 v4

Compare Intel 8th Generation Core i5 4 core CPU vs Intel 20 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

47 %
74 %
57% significantly better overall score

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

58 %
5% slightly better gaming score
55 %

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

43 %
82 %
90% significantly better multitasking score

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

42 %
85 %
102% significantly better heavy workload score

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Number of physical processing units

400% significantly more cores


Number of logical processing units

400% significantly more threads


Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

28 W
382% significantly lower TDP
135 W

Other details


Ranking in the hardwareDB database

359th of 1,326
141st of 1,326


The product line

8th Generation Core i5

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

May 2019

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip


Supports ECC memory

Does this CPU support error correcting memory


Core i5-8279U vs Xeon E5-2673 v4 comparison

In our benchmarks, the Xeon E5-2673 v4 beats the Core i5-8279U in overall performance. Despite this, the Core i5-8279U has the advantage in our gaming benchmark.

When comparing core counts for these CPUs, we notice that Xeon E5-2673 v4 has significantly more cores with 4 compared to the Core i5-8279U that has 20. It also has more threads than the Core i5-8279U.

A Core i5-8279U CPU outputs less heat than a Xeon E5-2673 v4 CPU because of its significantly lower TDP. This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption.

In conclusion, all specs and CPU benchmarks considered, will recommend the Xeon E5-2673 v4 over the Core i5-8279U.

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Use the table to the left to compare both the Core i5-8279U and the Xeon E5-2673 v4, the advantages and disadvantages of each are shown.

CPU rating

Our CPU rating is split into 4 categories: Overall, Gaming, Multitasking and Heavy Workloads. The overall score accesses performance using all CPU cores, gaming prioritises the first six cores, multitasking takes the first eight cores into account and finally heavy workloads are measured using a sixteen-core baseline.

Processor specifications

The more cores a CPU has, the better the overall performance will be in parallel workloads such as multitasking. Many CPUs have more threads than cores, this means that each physical core is split into multiple logical cores, making them more efficient. Indeed, the Core i5-8279U has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.

Clock speed and Turbo speed are important when comparing per core performance, generally the higher, the better. A higher clock speed may cause a higher TDP, however.

TDP (Thermal Design Power) is a measurement of how much energy is lost as heat when a processor is running. This has an impact on system temperatures. If temperatures get too high (typically around 100 °C or 200 °F), the CPU will lower its performance in order to prevent damage to the chip. Adequate cooling is essential for good performance.

Cache is very fast memory built into the processor. It stores what the CPU is currently working on and anything that doesn't fit is sent to the main system memory, which is slower but more plentiful. It is split into three levels, with Level 1 being the fastest and Level 3 being the slowest. More CPU cache is desirable for high-performance scenarios.


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