Intel Core i7-4702HQ vs Intel Xeon E3-1220 v3

Compare Intel 4th Generation Core i7 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

27 %
35% slightly better overall score
20 %

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

37 %
39 %
5% slightly better gaming score

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

24 %
60% significantly better multitasking score
15 %

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

23 %
53% significantly better heavy workload score
15 %

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (multi) score

Multi threaded benchmark

1% slightly higher Geekbench (multi) score

Geekbench (single) score

Single threaded benchmark

14% 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

2 GHz
3 GHz
40% slightly higher clock speed

Turbo Speed

Higher frequency used for heavy workloads

3 GHz
4 GHz
9% slightly higher turbo speed


Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

37 W
116% significantly lower TDP
80 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

32 GiB
32 GiB

Other details


Ranking in the hardwareDB database

661st of 1,335
799th of 1,335


The product line

4th Generation Core i7
Xeon E3 v3 Family

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

May 2013
May 2013

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip


Supports ECC memory

Does this CPU support error correcting memory


Core i7-4702HQ vs Xeon E3-1220 v3 comparison

Our benchmark analysis concludes that the Core i7-4702HQ performs better than the Xeon E3-1220 v3. Despite this, the Xeon E3-1220 v3 has the advantage in our gaming benchmark.

Our spec comparison shows that they have an identical amount of cores but the Core i7-4702HQ has more threads. With our hardware info, we find that the Xeon E3-1220 v3 has a slightly higher clock speed than the Core i7-4702HQ. Also, the Xeon E3-1220 v3 has a slightly higher turbo speed. A Core i7-4702HQ CPU outputs less heat than a Xeon E3-1220 v3 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 i7-4702HQ has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.


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