Solved Equivalent Xeon vs. Core i7 Tags: CPUs Xeon Intel i7 Product Last response: October 2, 2012 4:22 PM in CPUs Share njxc500 October 12, 2009 10:04:50 PM Specifically, I am considering the core i7 860 and the xeon x3450. Many of the specs are the same, with the exception of the clock speed. What would be the advantages or disadvantages of each of these? FYI, my inteded use is for business, with significant use for photo editing, quickbooks for bookkeeping and general usage in an office. Thanks More about : equivalent xeon core warmon6 a b à CPUs October 12, 2009 10:35:47 PM The pretty much the same. The only difference is that the Xeon cpus are Typically made out of higher quality materials than the general market cpus. Mainly for server reliability. I would say get the 860 over a Xeon. Most of the time (not always) Xeons cost more than the general market cpu. njxc500 October 12, 2009 10:42:25 PM 289 for the i7 860 269 for the 3450 Related resources Diamond in the rough? Equivalent i7 ivy for $230 ( Xeon vs i7 ) - Forum Xeon equivalent to a i7 920? - Forum Xeon equivalent of Core i7 ? - Forum Dual Xeon E5520 2.26 Vs Core i7 - Forum Xeon 5420 vs core i7 920/940 - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Best solution sminlal a b à CPUs October 12, 2009 10:46:21 PM The functional difference is that the Xeon supports ECC memory. Choose this plus an ECC-capable motherboard if you want to protect against data corruption in memory. apache_lives a b à CPUs October 13, 2009 1:36:27 AM for desktop use there is just no need for the xeon, and all you will notice is the higher price for a motherboard and memory etc the myth that xeon's are some magical monsterous performer is total rubbish - quite the oppisite werxen a b à CPUs October 13, 2009 3:21:24 AM you can use xeons with other xeon processors... thats about it. doogansquest August 4, 2010 1:01:47 PM Mac users seem to think the Xeons are magical performance unicorns. But that's probably just to justify the $4000 price tag for their desktop computers (which use the Xeons). njxc500 October 2, 2012 4:22:44 PM Best answer selected by njxc500. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: Forum ForumXeon E5xxx Servies VS i7 ForumI7 or XEON Any Suggestions? ForumI7 920 vs . Xeon ..Help! ForumXeon vs . i7 ForumHow come i7 (desktop) dominates Xeon (server)? ForumXeon Vs . Opteron Comparison ForumBest CPU for heavy video editing? i7 Nehalem Xeon or the Opterons? ForumAvid video-editing build : Core i7 vs Xeon ForumIntel Xeon E7-8870 vs Intel core i7 2600K ForumI7 vs 2x quad core Xeon ForumBest Cpu cooler for ~40 ForumAbout core i3... ForumWhy is a core 2 duo 2.4GHz faster than a P4 3.0GHz? ForumIntel Core i7-950 processor More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !