Intel Core i7-6820HK vs Intel Xeon E5-2637 v2

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

33 %
infinity significantly better overall score
0 %

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

52 %
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0 %

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

27 %
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0 %

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

26 %
infinity significantly better heavy workload score
0 %

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (multi) score

Multi threaded benchmark

3,557
11% slightly higher Geekbench (multi) score
3,179

Geekbench (single) score

Single threaded benchmark

906
38% slightly higher Geekbench (single) score
653

Specifications

Cores

Number of physical processing units

4
Identical
4

Threads

Number of logical processing units

8
Identical
8

Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

3 GHz
4 GHz
29% slightly higher clock speed

Turbo Speed

Higher frequency used for heavy workloads

4 GHz
4 GHz
5% slightly higher turbo speed

TDP

Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

45 W
188% significantly lower TDP
130 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

64 GiB
768 GiB
1100% significantly more supported memory

Other details

Rank

Ranking in the hardwareDB database

540th of 1,337
1,336th of 1,337

Family

The product line

6th Generation Core i7
Xeon E5 v2 Family

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

August 2015
August 2013

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip

DDR4-2133
DDR3-1066

Supports ECC memory

Does this CPU support error correcting memory

No
Yes

Core i7-6820HK vs Xeon E5-2637 v2 specs and performance

In our benchmarks, the Core i7-6820HK beats the Xeon E5-2637 v2 in overall performance. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Xeon E5-2637 v2 in all gaming tests too.

Our spec comparison shows that they have an identical amount of cores and the same number of threads. With our hardware info, we find that the Xeon E5-2637 v2 has a slightly higher clock speed than the Core i7-6820HK. Also, the Xeon E5-2637 v2 has a slightly higher turbo speed. A Core i7-6820HK CPU outputs less heat than a Xeon E5-2637 v2 CPU because of its significantly lower TDP. This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption.

Modern CPUs generally have more logical cores than physical cores, this means that each core is split into multiple virtual cores, improving efficiency for parallel workloads. Indeed, the Core i7-6820HK has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.

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