Help Me Choose: Processors
The central processing unit (CPU) performs the critical tasks that make your OptiPlex™ perform. The speed at which your system runs applications, processes data and renders images partly depends 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 help determine the processor performance.
OptiPlex desktops support the latest generation of business-class processor technology from Intel, the new 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ i3, i5, i7 processors.
The new family of Intel processors delivers significantly more processor and integrated graphics performance than the 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.
|Best For:||Recommended Intel® Processors||Capabilities||Intel® vPro™ Technology#||Intel® Turbo Boost 2.0||Multitask Processing||L3 Cache||Built-in Visuals|
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a: Intel Core i7 processor. b: Intel Core i5 processor.
|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 Core processors|
|A high-performance system with enough processing power to efficiently handle all but the most demanding computing tasks||Intel Core i5 Quad Core processors|
|A system with the ability to run simultaneous bandwidth-intensive applications alongside background tasks like virus scans and file downloads||Intel Core i3 Dual Core processors|