Help Me Choose: Processor
The central processing unit, or CPU, performs the critical tasks that make your OptiPlex perform. The speed at which your system runs applications, processes data and renders images depends in part on the capabilities of the processor.
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 OptiPlex 980 supports the latest generation of business-class processor technology from Intel, the new 2010 Intel® Core™ processor family.
The new family of Intel processors delivers significantly more performance than previous generation business-class desktops.
Featuring Intel® Turbo Boost Technology, multi-core processing technology delivers optimal performance where it is needed most when you need it most.
|If you need ...||Choose ...|
|The highest level of performance available with maximum investment protection against next-generation multithreaded applications and operating systems||Intel® Core™ i7 Quad Processors|
|A high-performance system with enough processing power to efficiently handle all but the most demanding computing tasks||Intel® Core™ i7 Quad Processors|
|A system with the ability to run simultaneous bandwidth-intensive applications alongside background tasks such as virus scans and file downloads||Intel® Core™ i5 Quad Processors|
|A system that delivers the benefits of multitasking to everyday computing||Intel® Core™ i5 Quad Processors|
|Cost-effective, reliable processing power for basic business computing tasks||Intel® Core™ i3/i5 Quad Processors|
|Core i7-870||Lynnfield||Quad Core||Add-in Only||2.93GHz, HT, Turbo Boost, 8M, VT-x, VT-d, TXT, 95W|
|Core i7-860||Lynnfield||Quad Core||Add-in Only||2.80GHz, HT, Turbo Boost, 8M, VT-x, VT-d, TXT, 95W|
|Core i5-750||Lynnfield||Quad Core||Add-in Only||2.66GHz, HT, Turbo Boost, 8M, VT-x, 95W, (no HT, no VT-d, no TXT)|
|Core i5-670||Clarkdale||Dual Core||Integrated or Add-in||3.46GHz, HT, Turbo Boost, 4M, VT-x, VT-d, TXT, 73W|
|Core i5-660||Clarkdale||Dual Core||Integrated or Add-in||3.33GHz, HT, Turbo Boost, 4M, VT-x, VT-d, TXT, 73W|
|Core i5-650||Clarkdale||Dual Core||Integrated or Add-in||3.20GHz, HT, Turbo Boost, 4M, VT-x, VT-d, TXT, 73W|
|Core i3-540||Clarkdale||Dual Core||Integrated or Add-in||3.06GHz, HT, 4M, VT-x, 73W|
|Core i3-530||Clarkdale||Dual Core||Integrated or Add-in||2.93GHz, HT, 4M, VT-x, 73W|
|Pentium® G6950||Clarkdale||Dual Core||Integrated or Add-in||2.80GHz, 3M, VT-x, 73W|
* Note: Quad core processors require a discrete graphics card.