Xeon Processors?

@bikespot (484)
Canada
April 26, 2008 7:47pm CST
What is the diffence between Xeon Quad Core and just a regular Quad Core processor like Intel Q6600? I know Xeon is for servers and such , but what kind of difference does that make. Does that mean Xeon is more reliable? What would be the downside to running a Xeon processor in lets say a desktop computer? Would it be able to handle tasks that the Q6600 will be able to handle?
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@ferdzNK (3214)
• Philippines
27 Apr 08
If I could interpret correctly what I just read, Xeon processor has a bigger cache size than the regular processors. In plain words, xeon has a bigger brain for data/info processing than the regular one. This extra feature of course come with a different manufacturing process and since Xeon processors are considered hi-end processors, it is only safe to assume that they are more stable than the regular one. With this in mind, a regular quad core would be easily defeated by xeon quad core in terms of processing speed. The downside of using Xeon for a desktop is its price and what a waste(underrated) for using it only for just ordinary computing. One thing more, not all software programs can use the features offered by xeon, sort of saying the system is not optimize.
@bikespot (484)
• Canada
27 Apr 08
So really there is no reason to go with Xeon unless i'm going to be using it for Server related duties. What do you mean by processing speed though , because you just said it has a bigger brain , so wouldn't that make it still faster?
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@ferdzNK (3214)
• Philippines
27 Apr 08
Cache are sort of internal memory inside the processor it self, the bigger it is the faster it can process data and information. It's like a PC with 256MB RAM as compared to a PC with 1GB of RAM, the later is faster. So with your question, without a doubt it will run faster.
@bikespot (484)
• Canada
27 Apr 08
So your saying the Xeon will be faster. Just some programs can not use Xeon's technology.
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@carinio98 (2935)
• Philippines
27 Apr 08
i think xeon can handle many task. my friend says that xeon can process cadd like notepad so fast you wont believe your self.