I’m trying to figure out what desktop/processor would better fit our needs. We need to buy two security work stations that will be used for our security camera software for viewing all the cameras. We want a faster model desktop and better graphics card to handle this but when looking on the Dell site at their Precision Desktops I noticed that the Xeon Processor is more expensive than the Intel i7 Processor. I thought the new i7 Processors would be faster than the Xeon model processor shown below.

Below are the two desktops I specked out. Almost $1,200 in price difference.

Dell Precision Desktop T1500
Quad Core Processor Core i7-870,2.93GHz
4GB, DDR3 Non-ECC SDRAM Memory,1333MHz


Dell Precision T7500
Dual (2) Dual Core Intel® Xeon® Processor E5503, 2.0GHz,4M L3, 4.8GT/s
4GB, DDR3 RDIMM Memory,1333MHz, ECC (4 DIMMS)