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Help Me Choose: Intel® Processors

Why does an Intel® Processor matter for a Dell Precision?

The processor is the engine behind your computer processing critical information and instructions. 

The speed at which your system runs programs, loads pages, and downloads files depends in part on the processor. Bandwidth, clock speed*, and the number of cores in the processor all help determine processor performance.

Precision 27 5000 Series All-in-One Workstation
Intel® Core™ i3 Processors

Intel® Core™ i3 Processors

  • Amazing battery life and smooth streaming
  • Brilliant HD entertainment with, full-screen 4K and 360 viewing
  • Powerful performance and seamless computing at home and on-the-go
  • Impeccable visuals, immersive entertainment and effortless multitasking
Intel® Core™ i5

Intel® Core™ i5 Processors

  • Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0
  • Longer-lasting battery life and faster re-charging
  • Full-screen 4K and 360 viewing
  • Lightning fast start-up times
Intel® Core™ i7 Processors

Intel® Core™ i7 Processors

  • Equipped with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0
  • Smooth streaming and HD entertainment enable immersive full screen 4K and 360 experiences
  • Lightning speed data transfers of Thunderbolt™ 3
Intel Core 9th gen family logo

Intel® Core™ i9 Processors

Want to reach for even greater levels of performance? — the Intel® Core™ i9-9980HK processor is fully unlocked and can be overclocked for even more performance. A true must for all gaming enthusiasts. Data acceleration is achieved easily when paired with Intel® Optane™ memory to retrieve that data you use the most for fast system responsiveness.

If you are looking to Game, Record or Stream without compromise on a system, then the 9th Generation Intel® Core™ i9 processor is for you.

Intel® Generations

In general terms performance is increased as new generations are released. If you bought your computer more than a handful of years ago, you’re missing more than you know.

7th Gen Intel® Core™ Processor

Delivering real-life productivity, creativity, and big-screen entertainment like never before
  • Ultra-HD content
  • 360-degree video
  • Virtual Reality (VR)
  • More power and battery life

8th Gen Intel® Core™ Processor

The 8th Generation Intel® Core™ processor, designed to help you and your computer keep pace with the digital world. A new computer with an 8th Gen Intel® Core™ processor delivers a big jump in performance compared to the previous generation, allowing you to get things done fast and easy.

  • Instant gratification: Enjoy fast, easy, enjoyable completion of tasks.
  • Easily handle multiple applications running and enjoy better performance with 8th Gen Intel® Core™ processors.
  • What this means, is this allows your Dell computer to do many important tasks such as:
    • Browsing fast, editing photos and videos in dramatically less time compared to a five-year old computer.
    • It’s ready to stream 4K UHD videos, power virtual reality, or play your favorite games.
    • Plus it has built-in security that adds a layer of protection to make password logins, browsing, and online payments safe and simple.

9th Gen Intel® Core™ Processor

Introducing the NEW 9th Gen Intel® Core™ desktop processors family - the most powerful generation of Intel® Core™ desktop processors family. Whether your customer is a gamer looking for a fantastic in-game experience with the performance headroom for smooth live streaming and seamless highlights recording or a creator that is ready to do more creating and sharing, less time waiting, this new generation of processors is ready to take them to that new level.

3000 Series

  • If you want to run multiple applications at the same time, download and edit high-definition (HD) videos, convert media, and play video games on your PC, choose the Intel® Core™ i5 or i7 processor. If you want to experience 4K Ultra HD playback, choose a 6th gen Intel® Core™ processor
  • If you want to save a little money but still be able to view photos, movies and media, and accomplish everyday tasks like word processing, email and web browsing, choose the Intel Core i3 processor

Note: Processors without an ‘On Board GPU’ will not see have display output through the HDMI & DP ports.Monitor video cable has to be plugged to the discrete graphics card.

5000 & 7000 Series

Processor models vary both in terms of clock speed and number of cores. With so many options it can be challenging to know which model to choose; whether to choose more cores or higher clock speed.

Our recommendation depends on the primary use of your workstation. If you primarily run applications that are heavily multi-threaded, we recommend selecting a higher number of cores over raw clock speed.

If, however, you primarily run applications that are single threaded, we recommend choosing processors with high clock speed over number of cores.
Choosing a processor that is based on your workload will provide the best performance for your specific workload.

Below is the list of processors families that are available on the Dell Precision™ Tower 7920, Tower 7820, Tower 5820 and Rack 7920:

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