Intel Core i7-7700K vs Intel Xeon E5-2696 v4

Compare Intel 7th Generation Core i7 4 core CPU vs Intel 22 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 %
59 %
31% slightly better overall score

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

71 %
115% significantly better gaming score
33 %

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

38 %
69 %
81% significantly better multitasking score

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

36 %
75 %
108% significantly better heavy workload score

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (multi) score

Multi threaded benchmark

170% significantly higher Geekbench (multi) score

Geekbench (single) score

Single threaded benchmark

46% significantly higher Geekbench (single) score



Number of physical processing units

450% significantly more cores


Number of logical processing units

450% significantly more threads


Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

95 W
52% significantly lower TDP
145 W

Other details


Ranking in the hardwareDB database

381st of 1,337
251st of 1,337


The product line

7th Generation Core i7

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

February 2017

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 E5-2696 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.


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