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Xpower processors are high-end systems for the server-side or content creator side. They are not suitable for the average consumer.

They offer much more than the traditional i7. But if your benchmark is games, prepare to be surprised.

Xeon processors have a high core count. They usually start at 8 and work their way up to 16. These threads can break multithreaded applications and seriously speed up your content creation/editing.
They support up to 700+ GB of RAM. The Z170 chipset can support up to 128GB, while the motherboard based on the 2011 V3 slot can run up to 768GB of ECC RAM. Suitable for servers.
They are very energy efficient indeed. The Xeon offers amazing computing power while having similar thermal power consumption to the i7.
Direct PCIe Gen.3 connections between each CPU and peripherals such as network adapters, GPUs, and coprocessors. There may be a maximum of 48 connections.
The Xeon is designed with a number of factors in mind, namely performance, efficiency and resilience. Everything associated with the supreme system screams these things. At my university, we had a Sun Microsystem Fire X4150 server. It has an ancient but unique design. It is powered by two 40A power supplies and has two additional redundant power supplies. It has 16 pieces of 16GB ECC memory. Half of this is for redundancy. Each ECC memory is allocated to one of the eight processors it owns. As you will see, the server must run in a way that never goes out of style. Xigang is inclined to the needs of such a system.

Even the fastest supercomputers are powered by machines like Xeon Phi, but it seems to me to be a lot. Like TaihuLight, the fastest supercomputer. It has nearly 10.4 million cores. Each chip has 256 cores, so imagine how many chips it could have. Imagine the power needed to power all of this. And consider the cooling required to keep them in optimum condition.

While it’s the fastest in the U.S., the Cray XK7 knows that the Titan has about 18,000 AMD Opteron 16-core processors. AMD Opteron’s resilience has been underestimated.

Due to the large number of cores, overclocking on Xeon processors is difficult. This means forcing a higher voltage on the processor. Some processors have a maximum voltage of 1.5V, making it almost impossible to go beyond 4GHz across all cores.



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