Workstations

Compare Processor Options

13 Nov, 2013 By: Robert Green

This tool enables users to evaluate all the Intel processor families at once.


If you're like me, you can never keep track of all the frequency, core, and other processing options that are available when specifying CAD workstations. Sure, you can look at workstation web sites, but it never seems that all the options (such as cache size) are listed in an easy-to-compare format.

In contrast to that experience, I've found a cool tool on the Intel web site that allows for easy comparison shopping of all the company's processor families. It's so easy to navigate that I wish I'd discovered it sooner.

You begin by selecting the processor family (i3, i5, i7, Xeon, etc.), then select the various core, threading, and clock frequency settings you wish to compare.



Next, the Compare function shows you the differences between the processors you selected. This report can be especially helpful in locating on-processor features such as embedded graphics controllers.



Can you get all this information in other places? Yes. But can you get all this information in one place with an easy-to-use comparison tool? I haven't found it until now.


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