Intel® GenerationsIn 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.
- 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 SeriesProcessor 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: