Intel Core i7-6920HQ vs Intel Xeon E3-1285L v3

Compare Intel 6th 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

30 %
35 %
16% slightly better overall score

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

47 %
48 %
2% slightly better gaming score

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

24 %
31 %
29% slightly better multitasking score

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

23 %
29 %
26% slightly better heavy workload score

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (multi) score

Multi threaded benchmark

3,289
9% slightly higher Geekbench (multi) score
2,997

Geekbench (single) score

Single threaded benchmark

857
902
5% slightly higher Geekbench (single) score

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
3 GHz
6% slightly higher clock speed

Turbo Speed

Higher frequency used for heavy workloads

4 GHz
4 GHz
2% slightly higher turbo speed

TDP

Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

45 W
44% significantly lower TDP
65 W

PCIe Lanes

Number of physical connections between the CPU and expansion slots

16
Identical
16

Memory Channels

Lanes for simultaneous memory access

2
Identical
2

Supported Memory

Maximum amount of RAM supported by this CPU

64 GiB
100% significantly more supported memory
32 GiB

Other details

Rank

Ranking in the hardwareDB database

610th of 1,337
510th of 1,337

Family

The product line

6th Generation Core i7
Xeon E3 v3 Family

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

August 2015
May 2013

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip

DDR4-2133
DDR3-1333

Supports ECC memory

Does this CPU support error correcting memory

No
Yes

Core i7-6920HQ vs Xeon E3-1285L v3 benchmarks

Our benchmark analysis concludes that the Xeon E3-1285L v3 performs better than the Core i7-6920HQ. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Core i7-6920HQ 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 E3-1285L v3 has a slightly higher clock speed than the Core i7-6920HQ. Also, the Xeon E3-1285L v3 has a slightly higher turbo speed. A Core i7-6920HQ CPU outputs less heat than a Xeon E3-1285L v3 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 i7-6920HQ has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.

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