Core i7-4712HQ vs Xeon E5-520 specs and performance
According to the hardwareDB Benchmark tool, the Core i7-4712HQ is faster than the Xeon E5-520. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Xeon E5-520 in all gaming tests too.
Info from our database shows that they both have the same core count but the Core i7-4712HQ has more threads. With our hardware info, we find that the Core i7-4712HQ has a slightly higher clock speed than the Xeon E5-520. Also, the Core i7-4712HQ has a slightly higher turbo speed. A Core i7-4712HQ CPU outputs less heat than a Xeon E5-520 CPU because of its significantly lower TDP. This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption.
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 i7-4712HQ has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.