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There is a lot of discussion going on nowadays about whether one should choose Xeon processors or the Core I7 processor. Ask yourself this question: What are you going to use it for? For business, financial or account related activities or basically any task requiring quick processing and computing abilities, you can always opt for Xeon processors. However, if graphics or video are your primary requirement, you can opt for Core I7 processor.
ECC RAM Support
The function of the ECC(Error Correcting Code Memory) RAM is to identify corrupt data and rectify it immediately. Hence, it becomes imperative to have an ECC RAM in the case of financial or scientific purposes where data corruption can prove very fatal. The ECC RAM is an essential feature in servers where critical computing is required. In the case of desktops or laptops, it has practically no use.
The ECC RAM is supported by XEON processors only. The ECC RAM is not supported by the core series processors.
Cache is a type of memory in which all the frequently used data is stored that helps the processor to fetch information faster. This type of memory is allotted to the processor so that it can access the information directly and do not have to retrieve the information from the main memory. For applications demanding high performance, the L3 Cache can be very critical as it helps to speed up the process immensely.
Generally, the L3 Cache is double for Xeon processor than Core I7 processors.
Number of Cores
With the Xeon processors, you can have more numbers of cores than Core I7 processor. The Xeon processors can have a maximum of 48 cores. Whereas, the latest Core I7 processor can have up to 8 cores only. However, the Xeon processor with so many cores is quite expensive to afford.
Hyperthreading is a process of distribution of workload on the processor by creating virtual cores. With the help of hyperthreading, the virtual cores are created in accordance with the physical cores and the work load is distributed among them logically. The Xeon processors support the Hyper-threading process which basically doubles their cores. The Core I7 processors do not support Hyperthreading.
These were some of the basic comparisons as to why you should choose Xeon processors over Core I7 processor.