Intel Xeon E3-1225 v6 vs Intel Core i3-7100

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CPU comparison with benchmarks


Intel Xeon E3-1225 v6 CPU1 vs CPU2 Intel Core i3-7100
Intel Xeon E3-1225 v6 Intel Core i3-7100

CPU comparison

Intel Xeon E3-1225 v6 or Intel Core i3-7100 - which processor is faster? In this comparison we look at the differences and analyze which of these two CPUs is better. We compare the technical data and benchmark results.

The Intel Xeon E3-1225 v6 has 4 cores with 4 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 3.70 GHz. Up to 64 GB of memory is supported in 2 memory channels. The Intel Xeon E3-1225 v6 was released in Q1/2017.

The Intel Core i3-7100 has 2 cores with 4 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 3.90 GHz. The CPU supports up to 64 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The Intel Core i3-7100 was released in Q1/2017.
Intel Xeon E3 (43) Family Intel Core i3 (205)
Intel Xeon E3 v6 (10) CPU group Intel Core i 7000 (17)
6 Generation 7
Kaby Lake S Architecture Kaby Lake S
Desktop / Server Segment Desktop / Server
-- Predecessor Intel Core i3-6100
-- Successor Intel Core i3-8100

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The Intel Xeon E3-1225 v6 is a 4 core processor with a clock frequency of 3.30 GHz (3.70 GHz). The Intel Core i3-7100 has 2 CPU cores with a clock frequency of 3.90 GHz.

Intel Xeon E3-1225 v6 Characteristic Intel Core i3-7100
4 Cores 2
4 Threads 4
normal Core architecture normal
No Hyperthreading Yes
No Overclocking ? No
3.30 GHz Frequency 3.90 GHz
3.70 GHz Turbo Frequency (1 Core) --
3.40 GHz Turbo Frequency (All Cores) --

NPU AI performance

The performance values of the processor's AI unit. The isolated NPU performance is specified here, the total AI performance (NPU+CPU+iGPU) can be higher. Processors with support for artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) can process many calculations, especially audio, image and video processing, much faster than classic processors.

Intel Xeon E3-1225 v6 Characteristic Intel Core i3-7100
-- AI hardware --
-- AI specifications --
-- NPU + CPU + iGPU --

Integrated graphics (iGPU)

The integrated graphics unit of a processor is not only responsible for the pure image output on the system, but can also significantly increase the efficiency of the system with the support of modern video codecs.

Intel HD Graphics P630 GPU Intel HD Graphics 630
0.35 GHz GPU frequency 0.35 GHz
1.15 GHz GPU (Turbo) 1.10 GHz
9.5 GPU Generation 9.5
14 nm Technology 14 nm
3 Max. displays 3
24 Compute units 24
192 Shader 192
No Hardware Raytracing No
No Frame Generation No
64 GB Max. GPU Memory 64 GB
12 DirectX Version 12

Hardware codec support

A photo or video codec that is accelerated in hardware can greatly accelerate the working speed of a processor and extend the battery life of notebooks or smartphones when playing videos.

Intel HD Graphics P630 GPU Intel HD Graphics 630
Decode / Encode Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec h264 Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec VP9 Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec VP8 Decode / Encode
No Codec AV1 No
Decode / Encode Codec AVC Decode / Encode
Decode Codec VC-1 Decode
Decode / Encode Codec JPEG Decode / Encode

Memory & PCIe

The Intel Xeon E3-1225 v6 supports a maximum of 64 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The Intel Core i3-7100 can connect up to 64 GB of memory in 2 memory channels.

Intel Xeon E3-1225 v6 Characteristic Intel Core i3-7100
DDR4-2400 Memory DDR4-2400, DDR3-1600
64 GB Max. Memory 64 GB
2 (Dual Channel) Memory channels 2 (Dual Channel)
38.4 GB/s Max. Bandwidth 38.4 GB/s
Yes ECC No
-- L2 Cache --
8.00 MB L3 Cache 3.00 MB
3.0 PCIe version 3.0
16 PCIe lanes 16
15.8 GB/s PCIe Bandwidth 15.8 GB/s

Thermal Management

The TDP (Thermal Design Power) of a processor specifies the required cooling solution. The Intel Xeon E3-1225 v6 has a TDP of 73 W, that of the Intel Core i3-7100 is 51 W.

Intel Xeon E3-1225 v6 Characteristic Intel Core i3-7100
73 W TDP (PL1 / PBP) 51 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down --
-- Tjunction max. 100 °C

Technical details

The Intel Xeon E3-1225 v6 has a 8.00 MB cache, while the Intel Core i3-7100 cache has a total of 3.00 MB.

Intel Xeon E3-1225 v6 Characteristic Intel Core i3-7100
14 nm Technology 14 nm
Monolithic Chip design Monolithic
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2 ISA extensions SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2
LGA 1151 Socket LGA 1151
VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d Virtualization VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
Yes AES-NI Yes
Windows 10, Linux Operating systems Windows 10, Linux
Q1/2017 Release date Q1/2017
-- Release price --
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Average performance in benchmarks

⌀ Single core performance in 3 CPU benchmarks
Intel Xeon E3-1225 v6 (98%)
Intel Core i3-7100 (94%)
⌀ Multi core performance in 4 CPU benchmarks
Intel Xeon E3-1225 v6 (100%)
Intel Core i3-7100 (65%)

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
Intel Xeon E3-1225 v6 Intel Xeon E3-1225 v6
4C 4T @ 3.70 GHz
1069 (100%)
Intel Core i3-7100 Intel Core i3-7100
2C 4T @ 3.90 GHz
973 (91%)

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
Intel Xeon E3-1225 v6 Intel Xeon E3-1225 v6
4C 4T @ 3.40 GHz
3724 (100%)
Intel Core i3-7100 Intel Core i3-7100
2C 4T @ 3.90 GHz
2076 (56%)

Geekbench 6 (Single-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The single-core benchmark only evaluates the performance of the fastest CPU core, the number of CPU cores in a processor is irrelevant here.
Intel Xeon E3-1225 v6 Intel Xeon E3-1225 v6
4C 4T @ 3.70 GHz
1340 (100%)
Intel Core i3-7100 Intel Core i3-7100
2C 4T @ 3.90 GHz
1225 (91%)

Geekbench 6 (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The multi-core benchmark evaluates the performance of all of the processor's CPU cores. Virtual thread improvements such as AMD SMT or Intel's Hyper-Threading have a positive impact on the benchmark result.
Intel Xeon E3-1225 v6 Intel Xeon E3-1225 v6
4C 4T @ 3.40 GHz
3934 (100%)
Intel Core i3-7100 Intel Core i3-7100
2C 4T @ 3.90 GHz
2436 (62%)

iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS)

The theoretical computing performance of the internal graphics unit of the processor with simple accuracy (32 bit) in GFLOPS. GFLOPS indicates how many billion floating point operations the iGPU can perform per second.
Intel Xeon E3-1225 v6 Intel Xeon E3-1225 v6
Intel HD Graphics P630 @ 1.15 GHz
442 (100%)
Intel Core i3-7100 Intel Core i3-7100
Intel HD Graphics 630 @ 1.10 GHz
422 (96%)

Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark

Some of the CPUs listed below have been benchmarked by CPU-monkey. However the majority of CPUs have not been tested and the results have been estimated by a CPU-monkey’s secret proprietary formula. As such they do not accurately reflect the actual Passmark CPU mark values and are not endorsed by PassMark Software Pty Ltd.
Intel Xeon E3-1225 v6 Intel Xeon E3-1225 v6
4C 4T @ 3.40 GHz
6329 (100%)
Intel Core i3-7100 Intel Core i3-7100
2C 4T @ 3.90 GHz
4360 (69%)

Cinebench R15 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
Intel Xeon E3-1225 v6 Intel Xeon E3-1225 v6
4C 4T @ 3.70 GHz
158 (94%)
Intel Core i3-7100 Intel Core i3-7100
2C 4T @ 3.90 GHz
168 (100%)

Cinebench R15 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
Intel Xeon E3-1225 v6 Intel Xeon E3-1225 v6
4C 4T @ 3.40 GHz
584 (100%)
Intel Core i3-7100 Intel Core i3-7100
2C 4T @ 3.90 GHz
425 (73%)

CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Single-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.
Intel Xeon E3-1225 v6 Intel Xeon E3-1225 v6
4C 4T @ 3.70 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i3-7100 Intel Core i3-7100
2C 4T @ 3.90 GHz
375 (100%)

CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Multi-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.
Intel Xeon E3-1225 v6 Intel Xeon E3-1225 v6
4C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i3-7100 Intel Core i3-7100
2C 4T @ 3.90 GHz
1104 (100%)

Devices using this processor

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