Server Processors

Drive IT performance with powerful server processors

Enhancements in technology are rapidly transforming IT environments, requiring businesses to deploy ever more powerful server processors. The expansion of cloud computing, the exponential growth of data, emerging AI applications, and the rise of high-performance computing all require server technology that can drive greater performance and capabilities across compute, storage, memory, network, and security.

PowerEdge servers rely on the most powerful server processors in the industry. Available in models that include Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors and AMD EPYC processors, PowerEdge servers enable businesses of all sizes to innovate, compete and address a wide range of demanding and emerging IT workloads.


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What to look for in server processors

Whether deploying a network server, web server, or backup server, there are certain essential features and capabilities to consider when evaluating processors in your selected servers.

Number of processors and sockets
Servers are typically categorized by the number of sockets available for connecting processors – a 1-socket server can support a single processor, while a 4-socket server can accommodate up to four processors. Multiple processors deliver greater processing power.

Multiple cores within a processor
Another way to increase processing power is to deploy processors with multiple cores. Each core contains the circuitry components for one processor, so a processor with multiple cores multiplies a processor’s power.

Multiple threads within cores
Multiple threading allows each core to run two or more individual processing cycles simultaneously, utilizing unused resources within the processor more effectively and increasing overall performance.

Clock speed

The clock speed of a processor core improves performance, enabling the processor to handle more tasks simultaneously.

Cache size

A larger cache of high-speed memory within the processor minimizes the frequency with which the device must retrieve data from system memory, thereby increasing responsiveness and performance.

Server processors in PowerEdge servers


PowerEdge servers offer high-performance levels for a wide range of workloads, from the edge to the cloud to the core. Built with the fastest and most powerful server processors available, PowerEdge servers deliver high core density for traditional applications, virtualization, and cloud-native workloads.

The PowerEdge portfolio includes tower, rack mount and modular servers with 1-, 2-, and 4-socket configurations. A wide selection of configurations enables data architects to build a server to meet exact needs. PowerEdge servers also incorporate features and server management tools that seamlessly work together to provide businesses with all the compute and storage capacity required to meet IT and business challenges.

Scalable business architecture
PowerEdge servers are built with highly scalable architecture and flexible internal storage that maximize performance across a wide range of applications and workloads.

Intelligent automation
Dell introduces intelligent automation into the entire server lifecycle from deployment to retirement, dramatically increasing productivity and enhancing performance.

Integrated security
A deep layer of defense built into every server’s hardware and firmware provides comprehensive protection against threats and data loss.

Intel Xeon and AMD EPYC processors

While PowerEdge servers are available with a range of Intel and AMD server processors, the most powerful Dell servers are built with Xeon and AMD EPYC processors.

Intel Xeon scalable processors
Intel Xeon scalable processors deliver higher per count performance, greater memory bandwidth for storage capacity, and expanded I/O to provide consistent, pervasive and breakthrough performance for data-centric workloads.

AMD EPYC processors
AMD EPYC processors deliver innovation to businesses of every size, enabling IT environments to address demanding and emerging workloads on-premise and off-premise. AMD server processors provide more processing cores and faster data transfers to accelerate traditional and emerging workloads.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are server processors?
A server processor or central processing unit (CPU) is responsible for processing the functions and calculations representing the server’s primary workload.

What features of a server processor impact its performance?
Several factors impact a server’s processor performance:

  • The number of processors within a server can impact performance – more processors improve performance speed.
  • The number of cores within each processor and the number of threads within each core can also impact performance.
  • The clock speed of a processor core determines how quickly the core can process data. Simultaneously, a larger cache or temporary memory can reduce the number of times the processor must get data from the system, thereby improving performance.