Core i7-4980HQ vs Xeon E5-2470 specs and performance
According to the hardwareDB Benchmark tool, the Core i7-4980HQ is faster than the Xeon E5-2470. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Xeon E5-2470 in all gaming tests too.
In terms of the number of cores of each of these CPUs, the Xeon E5-2470 has significantly more cores than the Core i7-4980HQ. Indeed, the Xeon E5-2470 has 8 cores compared to 4 cores found in the Core i7-4980HQ. It also has more threads than the Core i7-4980HQ. With our hardware info, we find that the Core i7-4980HQ has a slightly higher clock speed than the Xeon E5-2470. Also, the Core i7-4980HQ has a slightly higher turbo speed. A Core i7-4980HQ CPU outputs less heat than a Xeon E5-2470 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 i7-4980HQ has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.