Intel Core i7-8557U vs Intel Xeon E5-2673 v3

Compare Intel 8th Generation Core i7 4 core CPU vs Intel 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

50 %
61 %
22% slightly better overall score

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

62 %
5% slightly better gaming score
59 %

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

46 %
62 %
34% slightly better multitasking score

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

45 %
62 %
37% slightly better heavy workload score

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (multi) score

Multi threaded benchmark

3,455
122% significantly higher Geekbench (multi) score
1,551

Geekbench (single) score

Single threaded benchmark

974
108% significantly higher Geekbench (single) score
468

Specifications

Cores

Number of physical processing units

4
12
200% significantly more cores

Threads

Number of logical processing units

8
24
200% significantly more threads

TDP

Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

15 W
633% significantly lower TDP
110 W

Other details

Rank

Ranking in the hardwareDB database

337th of 1,326
234th of 1,326

Family

The product line

8th Generation Core i7
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Release date

The official date of release of this chip

August 2019
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Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip

DDR4-2400
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Supports ECC memory

Does this CPU support error correcting memory

No
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Core i7-8557U vs Xeon E5-2673 v3 comparison

In our benchmarks, the Xeon E5-2673 v3 beats the Core i7-8557U in overall performance. Despite this, the Core i7-8557U has the advantage in our gaming benchmark.

When comparing core counts for these CPUs, we notice that Xeon E5-2673 v3 has significantly more cores with 4 compared to the Core i7-8557U that has 12. It also has more threads than the Core i7-8557U.

A Core i7-8557U CPU outputs less heat than a Xeon E5-2673 v3 CPU because of its significantly lower TDP. This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption.

In conclusion, all specs and CPU benchmarks considered, will recommend the Xeon E5-2673 v3 over the Core i7-8557U.

CPU comparison

Use the table to the left to compare both the Core i7-8557U and the Xeon E5-2673 v3, the advantages and disadvantages of each are shown.

CPU rating

Our CPU rating is split into 4 categories: Overall, Gaming, Multitasking and Heavy Workloads. The overall score accesses performance using all CPU cores, gaming prioritises the first six cores, multitasking takes the first eight cores into account and finally heavy workloads are measured using a sixteen-core baseline.

Processor specifications

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 i7-8557U has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.

Clock speed and Turbo speed are important when comparing per core performance, generally the higher, the better. A higher clock speed may cause a higher TDP, however.

TDP (Thermal Design Power) is a measurement of how much energy is lost as heat when a processor is running. This has an impact on system temperatures. If temperatures get too high (typically around 100 °C or 200 °F), the CPU will lower its performance in order to prevent damage to the chip. Adequate cooling is essential for good performance.

Cache is very fast memory built into the processor. It stores what the CPU is currently working on and anything that doesn't fit is sent to the main system memory, which is slower but more plentiful. It is split into three levels, with Level 1 being the fastest and Level 3 being the slowest. More CPU cache is desirable for high-performance scenarios.

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