We are getting some new Dell Wyse 5070 Thin Clients with an Intel Silver J5005 @ 1.50GHz processor. The Thin Clients are replacing some older workstations with the following processors: Intel i3 4130 @ 3.40GHz, Intel i3 4170 @ 3.70GHz, Intel i3 3240 @ 3.30GHz, and Intel i3 2100 @ 3.10GHz.
Does it make a difference that the GHz on the new Thin Clients is much lower? Is this new processor going to be slower? Thank you for any explanation.
Considering that this processor is essentially an Atom processor on steroids, it is not going to have the same compute power that modern Core i3 processors have. That said, these processor being replaced are not really modern processors (per se). I believe that the J5005 processor is going to give a fairly good showing in comparison with them. If course, this of going to be dependent upon a number of factors: amount of memory, O/S being used, mix of applications being run, etc. and etc. I have an Intel NUC system (NUC7PJYH) that utilizes this same processor and I notice little difference in its performance compared to Core i3-based NUC models.
Hope this helps,
I have another machine that has the following specs. Does that look good?
Intel Xeon Silver 4110 @ 2.10 GHz (8 Processors)
1 Cores Per Socket, 8 Sockets
32 GB RAM
64-bit OS, x64 based-processor
The Xeon Silver 4110 is an 8 Core, 16 Thread processor. Xeon processors are tuned for transactional processing (it is intended for server usage models, after all). Bottom line, good choice for server, but still not bad for workstation and desktop usage.