Intel Core i7-7700K vs Intel Xeon E5-2650 v4

Compare Intel 7th Generation Core i7 4 core CPU vs Intel Xeon E5 v4 Family 12 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

45 %
57 %
26% slightly better overall score

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

71 %
24% slightly better gaming score
57 %

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

38 %
58 %
52% significantly better multitasking score

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

36 %
58 %
61% significantly better heavy workload score

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Number of physical processing units

200% significantly more cores


Number of logical processing units

200% significantly more threads

Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

4 GHz
90% significantly higher clock speed
2 GHz

Turbo Speed

Higher frequency used for heavy workloads

5 GHz
55% significantly higher turbo speed
3 GHz


Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

95 W
10% slightly lower TDP
105 W

PCIe Lanes

Number of physical connections between the CPU and expansion slots

150% significantly more pcie lanes

Memory Channels

Lanes for simultaneous memory access

100% significantly more memory channels

Other details


Ranking in the hardwareDB database

379th of 1,327
258th of 1,327


The product line

7th Generation Core i7
Xeon E5 v4 Family

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

February 2017
February 2016

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip


Is Unlocked

Can this CPU can be overclocked


Supports ECC memory

Does this CPU support error correcting memory


Core i7-7700K vs Xeon E5-2650 v4 comparison

In our benchmarks, the Xeon E5-2650 v4 beats the Core i7-7700K in overall performance. Despite this, the Core i7-7700K has the advantage in our gaming benchmark.

In terms of the number of cores of each of these CPUs, the Xeon E5-2650 v4 has significantly more cores than the Core i7-7700K. Indeed, the Xeon E5-2650 v4 has 12 cores compared to 4 cores found in the Core i7-7700K. It also has more threads than the Core i7-7700K. With our hardware info, we find that the Core i7-7700K has a significantly higher clock speed than the Xeon E5-2650 v4. Also, the Core i7-7700K has a significantly higher turbo speed. A Core i7-7700K CPU outputs less heat than a Xeon E5-2650 v4 CPU because of its slightly lower TDP. This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption.

The more cores a CPU has, the better the overall performance will be in parallel workloads such as multitasking. Many CPUs have more threads than cores, this means that each physical core is split into multiple logical cores, making them more efficient. Indeed, the Core i7-7700K has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.


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