Core i7-7560U vs Xeon E3-1230 specs and performance
Our benchmark analysis concludes that the Core i7-7560U performs better than the Xeon E3-1230. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Xeon E3-1230 in all gaming tests too.
When comparing core counts for these CPUs, we notice that the Xeon E3-1230 has significantly more cores with 4 cores compared to the Core i7-7560U that has 2 cores. It also has more threads than the Core i7-7560U. With our hardware info, we find that the Xeon E3-1230 has a slightly higher clock speed than the Core i7-7560U. Despite this, the Core i7-7560U has a slightly higher turbo speed. A Core i7-7560U CPU outputs less heat than a Xeon E3-1230 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 i7-7560U has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.