Intel Core i7-8850H vs Intel Xeon E5-2630L v3

Compare Intel 8th Generation Core i7 6 core CPU vs Intel Xeon E5 v3 Family 8 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

35 %
37 %
5% slightly better overall score

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

44 %
25% slightly better gaming score
35 %

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

32 %
38 %
18% slightly better multitasking score

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

31 %
38 %
22% slightly better heavy workload score

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (multi) score

Multi threaded benchmark

6% slightly higher Geekbench (multi) score

Geekbench (single) score

Single threaded benchmark

47% significantly higher Geekbench (single) score



Number of physical processing units

33% slightly more cores


Number of logical processing units

33% slightly more threads

Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

3 GHz
44% significantly higher clock speed
2 GHz

Turbo Speed

Higher frequency used for heavy workloads

4 GHz
48% significantly higher turbo speed
3 GHz


Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

45 W
22% slightly lower TDP
55 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

Supported Memory

Maximum amount of RAM supported by this CPU

64 GiB
768 GiB
1100% significantly more supported memory

Other details


Ranking in the hardwareDB database

517th of 1,337
488th of 1,337


The product line

8th Generation Core i7
Xeon E5 v3 Family

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

May 2018
August 2014

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 i7-8850H vs Xeon E5-2630L v3 comparison

In our benchmarks, the Xeon E5-2630L v3 beats the Core i7-8850H in overall performance. Despite this, the Core i7-8850H has the advantage in our gaming benchmark.

When comparing core counts for these CPUs, we notice that the Xeon E5-2630L v3 has slightly more cores with 8 cores compared to the Core i7-8850H that has 6 cores. It also has more threads than the Core i7-8850H. Our comparison shows that the Core i7-8850H has a significantly higher clock speed compared to the Xeon E5-2630L v3. Also, the Core i7-8850H has a significantly higher turbo speed. A Core i7-8850H CPU outputs less heat than a Xeon E5-2630L v3 CPU because of its slightly lower TDP. This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption.

Most CPUs have more threads than cores. This technology, colloquially called hyperthreading, improves performance by splitting a core into multiple virtual ones. This provides more efficient utilisation of a core. Indeed, the Core i7-8850H has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.


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