Xeon is an x86 microprocessor brand designed, manufactured and marketed by Intel for the non-consumer workstation, server and embedded system markets. It was launched in June 1998.
If we compare Xeon and i7
Intel Core i7/i5 Professional Edition
Overclocking-The unlocked i5 and i7 processors are designed to be overclocked, which means that under the correct voltage and BIOS settings, they can run at clock speeds higher than their qualified standards. This is equivalent to free energy and more value, which is a feature that Xeons does not have.
Every dollar in GHz-In terms of pure GHz speed, the 2011 and 1150 i7 topped the list every time, making them the best value for single-threaded applications. For example, the retail price of a 4-core i7-7700 running at 3.6GHz is about $300. A quad-core Xeon running at this clock speed will cost about $50 more.
Onboard graphics card-both i7 and i5 processors have onboard graphics, which means that video display does not require a separate graphics card, and Xeon processor-based PCs cannot be configured without a separate video. Although we recommend a separate card, in addition to the most casual games or video work, on-board graphics are suitable for many home office purposes.
L3 cache-CPU cache is like a small amount of memory kept nearby by the processor to speed up certain applications. Depending on the model, most Xeon processors have 15-30MB of L3 cache, which is nearly twice the size of i7 processors. This extra cache is one of the reasons Xeon is much faster than i7 in high-demand workstation applications.
Support ECC RAM-Error Checking and Correction (ECC) RAM detects and corrects the most common data corruption before it occurs, eliminating many causes of system crashes and transforming it into a more stable overall performance. Only Xeon processors support ECC RAM.
More cores, multiple CPU options—If your application requires as many CPU cores as possible, Xeon is what you need. The new Xeon v4 processor has a maximum of 18 cores (36 cores after hyperthreading), while the new Broadwell-E i7-6950X has only 10 cores. Multi-CPU configuration is also only possible with Xeon, just as our HD360MAX workstation features.
Longevity (under high load)-Xeon processors can handle heavier, denser loads day in and day out. For serious workstation users, this can make it last longer than i7.
Low-priced hyper-threading-most of the advantages of Xeon processors can be obtained in higher-priced users, but this one is not. Because all workstations have a hyper-threading-this process basically flips the CPU core of the virtual core to create an i5 processor. No, many users shopping in this price range may find that the workstation is a better value, assuming their specific application supports These virtual cores.
So, which method is best for you? The answer depends on what your new computer will be used for and the price point you feel most comfortable with. If games, home and office tasks are more in line with your style, GHz speed is more important than a large number of cores, or budget-limited workstation applications are critical to value, then the i7 and i5 in the Raptor Z55 should be your choice. If you like medium to high-end workstation PC usages, such as CAD design, 4K video, and 3D rendering, the benefits of ECC RAM, more cache, and possible dual CPUs are advantageous, we sincerely recommend Xeon, such as our ProMagix HD80.
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