Core i7-7700K vs Xeon E5-2696 v4 specs and performance
According to the hardwareDB Benchmark tool, the Xeon E5-2696 v4 is faster than the Core i7-7700K. Despite this, the Core i7-7700K has the advantage in our gaming benchmark.
When comparing core counts for these CPUs, we notice that the Xeon E5-2696 v4 has significantly more cores with 22 cores compared to the Core i7-7700K that has 4 cores. It also has more threads than the Core i7-7700K. A Core i7-7700K CPU outputs less heat than a Xeon E5-2696 v4 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 i7-7700K has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.