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.