Help Me Choose: Processor

The central processing unit, or CPU, performs the critical tasks that make your Dell Precision perform. You should choose a processor with enough performance to meet your long-term business needs. Bandwidth, clock speed and the number of cores in the processor all help determine processor performance. The T1700 supports the latest generation of business-class processor technology from Intel, the 4th Generation Intel® Core™ (Core™ i5/i7) and Xeon® E3-1200 v3 series processor families. The new family of Intel® processors delivers significantly more performance than the previous generation workstation-class desktops. Featuring Intel® Turbo Boost Technology, multi-core processing technology delivers optimal performance where it is needed most when you need it most.

Best for Business: 4th Gen Intel® Core™ with vPro™
  • 4th gen Intel® Core™ vPro™ processors provide the foundation for an agile, productive enterprise across the entire business client computing continuum—tablet, netbook, laptop, Ultrabook device, desktop, and workstation
  • Key vPro features: Manageability, Security and Automation
  • Get in front of the user’s PC to diagnose and repair without leaving your chair—even with an inoperable OS
  • Cut administration time and cost through fast, automated PC configuration using the latest version of Intel® Setup and Configuration Software. Let employees get back to work instantly and keep them productive while repairing their PCs
  • Improved power management—save power with remotely configured, automated power-up/down – Easily re-direct, reboot, and re-image PCs from anywhere. Quickly locate assets across the campus, like conference rooms, printers, or lost notebook PCs with Intel® vPro™ Technology Embedded, Hardware-Assisted Security
  • Threat Mitigation: Securely boot up business clients from a hardware root of trust with Intel® Platform Protection Technology with Boot Guard. Help prevent malware from digging in below the OS using Intel® OS Guard7
If you need ...Choose ...
The highest level of performance to handle multithreaded applications and to be used with NVIDIA® and AMD® graphics cards, and supports both error-correcting code (ECC) or NECC memoryIntel® Xeon® processors
A high-performance system with enough processing power to efficiently handle all but the most demanding computing tasks, to be used with NVIDIA or AMD graphics cards, or with integrated Intel® HD (high-definition) graphics, but is limited to only NECC memory supportIntel® Core™ i5 or i7 processor
Cost-effective, reliable processing power for single-threaded applications with minimal multitasking; can be used with NVIDIA and AMD graphic cards or with integrated Intel® HD graphicsIntel® Core™ i3 processors


Cores Frequency [GHz] Onboard L3 Cache [MB] Max Single Core Turbo Hyper-Threading DDR3 Supported [MHz] Integrated Graphics Support vPro™ Support ECC Support Processor Generation VT-x VT-d TXT 
Xeon® E3-1270 v343.583.9yes1600NA. Add-in card onlyYesYes HaswellYesYesYes
Xeon® E3-1245 v3 43.483.8Yes1600NA. Add-in card onlyYesYesHaswellYesYesYes 
Xeon® E3-1240 v343.483.8Yes1600NA. Add-in card onlyYesYes HaswellYesYesYes
Xeon® E3-1225 v243.283.6No1600Intel® HD Graphics P4600YesYesHaswellYesYesYes 
Xeon® E3-1220 v243.183.5No1600NA. Add-in card onlyYes YesHaswellYesYesYes
Core™ i7-477043.483.8Yes1600Intel® HD Graphics 4600YesNoHaswellYesYesYes