Intel Core i7-4760HQ vs Intel Xeon E5-2430 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

32 %
3% slightly better overall score
31 %

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

44 %
25% slightly better gaming score
35 %

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

28 %
30 %
7% slightly better multitasking score

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

27 %
29 %
7% slightly better heavy workload score

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Number of physical processing units

49% significantly more cores


Number of logical processing units

49% significantly more threads

Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

2 GHz
3 GHz
19% slightly higher clock speed

Turbo Speed

Higher frequency used for heavy workloads

3 GHz
10% slightly higher turbo speed
3 GHz


Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

47 W
70% significantly lower TDP
80 W

PCIe Lanes

Number of physical connections between the CPU and expansion slots

49% significantly more pcie lanes

Memory Channels

Lanes for simultaneous memory access

49% significantly more memory channels

Supported Memory

Maximum amount of RAM supported by this CPU

32 GiB
384 GiB
1100% significantly more supported memory

Other details


Ranking in the hardwareDB database

558th of 1,337
572nd of 1,337


The product line

4th Generation Core i7
Xeon E5 v2 Family

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

May 2014
February 2014

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip


Supports ECC memory

Does this CPU support error correcting memory


Core i7-4760HQ vs Xeon E5-2430 v2 specs and performance

According to the hardwareDB Benchmark tool, the Core i7-4760HQ is faster than the Xeon E5-2430 v2. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Xeon E5-2430 v2 in all gaming tests too.

With info from our database, we find that the Xeon E5-2430 v2 has significantly more cores with 6 cores whereas the Core i7-4760HQ has 4 cores. It also has more threads than the Core i7-4760HQ. These CPUs have different clock speeds. Indeed, the Xeon E5-2430 v2 has a slightly higher clock speed compared to the Core i7-4760HQ. Despite this, the Core i7-4760HQ has a slightly higher turbo speed. A Core i7-4760HQ CPU outputs less heat than a Xeon E5-2430 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 i7-4760HQ has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.


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