Core i7-8650U vs Xeon E3-1220 v3 comparison
In our benchmarks, the Core i7-8650U beats the Xeon E3-1220 v3 in overall performance. Despite this, the Xeon E3-1220 v3 has the advantage in our gaming benchmark.
Our spec comparison shows that they have an identical amount of cores but the Core i7-8650U has more threads. Our comparison shows that the Xeon E3-1220 v3 has a significantly higher clock speed compared to the Core i7-8650U. Despite this, the Core i7-8650U has a slightly higher turbo speed. A Core i7-8650U CPU outputs less heat than a Xeon E3-1220 v3 CPU because of its significantly 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 i7-8650U has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.