Intel Core i7-4770HQ vs Intel Xeon E3-1225 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

31 %
3% slightly better overall score
30 %

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

43 %
54 %
25% slightly better gaming score

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

27 %
17% slightly better multitasking score
23 %

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

26 %
13% slightly better heavy workload score
23 %

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (multi) score

Multi threaded benchmark

7% slightly higher Geekbench (multi) score

Geekbench (single) score

Single threaded benchmark

8% 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
45% significantly higher clock speed

Turbo Speed

Higher frequency used for heavy workloads

3 GHz
4 GHz
5% slightly higher turbo speed


Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

47 W
78% significantly lower TDP
84 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

575th of 1,337
595th of 1,337


The product line

4th Generation Core i7
Xeon E3 v3 Family

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

August 2014
May 2013

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip


Supports ECC memory

Does this CPU support error correcting memory


Core i7-4770HQ vs Xeon E3-1225 v3 benchmarks

In our benchmarks, the Core i7-4770HQ beats the Xeon E3-1225 v3 in overall performance. Despite this, the Xeon E3-1225 v3 has the advantage in our gaming benchmark.

Our spec comparison shows that they have an identical amount of cores but the Core i7-4770HQ has more threads. Our comparison shows that the Xeon E3-1225 v3 has a significantly higher clock speed compared to the Core i7-4770HQ. Also, the Xeon E3-1225 v3 has a slightly higher turbo speed. A Core i7-4770HQ CPU outputs less heat than a Xeon E3-1225 v3 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 i7-4770HQ has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.


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