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Difference Between Intel Xeon and Core i7

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Main Difference

Xeon and i7 are the Intel processors. Memory supported by the i7 processors will be limited but in the xeon processor the memory can be upgradeable on requirement. i7 has the feature of over clocking which makes it enable to run at higher clock speeds than they are qualified for while xeon don’t has such feature. i7 has onboard graphic card but xeon don’t have onboard graphic card. Xeon has Error Checking and Correction (ECC) RAM by which of the errors in data are detected and corrected before they occur while I7 don’t has ECC Ram.

What is Xeon?

Xeon is a Intel processor. Most of the xeon models has 15-30MB of L3 cache which keeps the speed of processor for applications. Xeon has Error Checking and Correction (ECC) RAM. Most of the errors in data are detected and corrected by the RAM before they occur. Thus providing the stable performance. It is capable of dealing with heavy load.

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What is Core i7?

i7 is a Intel processor. i7 processor has the feature of over locking which makes it enable to run at higher clock speeds than they are qualified for. It has onboard graphic card which makes it enable to play videos without discrete video card.

Key Differences

  1. Memory supported by the i7 processors will be limited but in the xeon processor the memory can be upgradeable on requirement.
  2. i7 has the feature of over clocking which makes it enable to run at higher clock speeds than they are qualified for while xeon don’t has such feature.
  3. i7 has onboard graphic card but xeon don’t have onboard graphic card.
  4. Xeon needs discrete video card for playing videos but i7 don’t has its need.
  5. Xeon has Error Checking and Correction (ECC) RAM by which of the errors in data are detected and corrected before they occur while I7 don’t has ECC Ram.
  6. Xeon has better ability for heavy loads than i7.
  7. i7 has memory bandwidth maximum to 25.6GB while xeon has memory bandwidth to 51.2GB.
  8. Xeon has 4 memory channels while in past i7 limits to only 2 memory channels.
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