Intel Core i7-4860HQ vs Intel Xeon E5-1607 v4

Compare Intel 4th Generation Core i7 4 core CPU vs Intel 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

12% slightly higher Geekbench (multi) score

Geekbench (single) score

Single threaded benchmark

1% slightly higher Geekbench (single) score



Number of physical processing units



Number of logical processing units

100% significantly more threads


Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

47 W
197% significantly lower TDP
140 W

Other details


Ranking in the hardwareDB database

573rd of 1,337
599th of 1,337


The product line

4th Generation Core i7

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

February 2014

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip


Supports ECC memory

Does this CPU support error correcting memory


Core i7-4860HQ vs Xeon E5-1607 v4 benchmarks

Our benchmark analysis concludes that the Core i7-4860HQ performs better than the Xeon E5-1607 v4. Despite this, the Xeon E5-1607 v4 has the advantage in our gaming benchmark.

Our spec comparison shows that they have an identical amount of cores but the Core i7-4860HQ has more threads. A Core i7-4860HQ CPU outputs less heat than a Xeon E5-1607 v4 CPU because of its significantly lower TDP. This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption.

Most CPUs have more threads than cores. This technology, colloquially called hyperthreading, improves performance by splitting a core into multiple virtual ones. This provides more efficient utilisation of a core. Indeed, the Core i7-4860HQ has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.


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