Intel Core i7-4722HQ vs Intel Xeon E5-2630L v2

Compare Intel 4th Generation Core i7 4 core CPU vs Intel Xeon E5 v2 Family 6 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

29 %
30 %
3% slightly better overall score

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

39 %
21% slightly better gaming score
32 %

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

25 %
28 %
11% slightly better multitasking score

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

24 %
28 %
16% slightly better heavy workload score

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (multi) score

Multi threaded benchmark

2,882
3,230
12% slightly higher Geekbench (multi) score

Geekbench (single) score

Single threaded benchmark

814
58% significantly higher Geekbench (single) score
512

Specifications

Cores

Number of physical processing units

4
6
49% significantly more cores

Threads

Number of logical processing units

8
12
49% significantly more threads

Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

2 GHz
Identical
2 GHz

Turbo Speed

Higher frequency used for heavy workloads

3 GHz
21% slightly higher turbo speed
3 GHz

TDP

Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

37 W
62% significantly lower TDP
60 W

PCIe Lanes

Number of physical connections between the CPU and expansion slots

16
40
150% significantly more pcie lanes

Memory Channels

Lanes for simultaneous memory access

2
4
100% significantly more memory channels

Supported Memory

Maximum amount of RAM supported by this CPU

32 GiB
768 GiB
2299% significantly more supported memory

Other details

Rank

Ranking in the hardwareDB database

626th of 1,335
610th of 1,335

Family

The product line

4th Generation Core i7
Xeon E5 v2 Family

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

February 2015
August 2013

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip

DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066

Supports ECC memory

Does this CPU support error correcting memory

No
Yes

Core i7-4722HQ vs Xeon E5-2630L v2 comparison

According to the hardwareDB Benchmark tool, the Xeon E5-2630L v2 is faster than the Core i7-4722HQ. Despite this, the Core i7-4722HQ has the advantage in our gaming benchmark.

When comparing core counts for these CPUs, we notice that the Xeon E5-2630L v2 has significantly more cores with 6 cores compared to the Core i7-4722HQ that has 4 cores. It also has more threads than the Core i7-4722HQ. Both the Core i7-4722HQ and Xeon E5-2630L v2 have the same clock speed. Despite this, the Core i7-4722HQ has a slightly higher turbo speed. A Core i7-4722HQ CPU outputs less heat than a Xeon E5-2630L v2 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 i7-4722HQ has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.

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