A server is a system that responds to requests across a computer network to provide, or help to provide, a network service. As the heart of a server, server CPU has incredible performance and scalability to handle demanding workloads with the energy efficiency that which enterprises require. CPU speed is not quite critical to a server compared to a desktop machine. Instead, a server CPU is designed to run for longer periods of time at 100% sustained loads from multiple users. It is important to note that server CPUs frequently use different sockets than desktop CPUs and will require a different motherboard, depending on its intended use. Newegg is proud to offer a wide array of Intel’s Xeon and AMD’s Opteron series of server CPUs to fulfill your enterprise’s needs!
Xeon is a multiprocessing- or multi-socket-capable x86 microprocessor designed and manufactured by Intel Corporation. It is targeted at the non-consumer workstation, server, and embedded system mainstream. Intel’s Xeon series tend to cost higher than their AMD counterparts, but they offer an excellent performance/watt ratio and are by far the best performers. Some of the models we feature are Intel Xeon Ivy Bridge E3 series, Intel Xeon Ivy Bridge-EP E5 series, Intel Sandy Bridge E3 series, Intel Sandy Bridge-EP E5 series, Intel Sandy Bridge-EN E5 series and Intel Haswell Xeon (E3-1200V3 series).
Opteron is AMD's x86 server and workstation processor line, particularly in the same segment as the Intel Xeon processor. In contrast to Intel’s Xeon line, AMD’s Opteron servers are tangibly cheaper, which make them an attractive option for the price conscious buyer looking for better performance per dollar. Newegg proudly features AMD’s Opteron 6300 series, AMD’s Opteron 8300 series and AMD’s Opteron 4300 series.