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Most of these answers are more or less wrong. The main thing that distinguishes a Xeon processor from a desktop processor is scalability. To run a huge multiprocessor with 36, 72, or even 144 threads, you need the Xeon chip caches to talk to each other. L1 cache must talk to all the other L1 caches, L2 cache must talk to L2 caches, etc. In an i3, i5, i7 ...


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Laptops are. Desktops, could be under specific circumstances - Some Older processors - Ivy and Sandy Bridge intel chipsets come to mind supported something called Virtu (or MVP), by a company called lucid logix. Anandtech has a nice writeup about it. Seems dead now, and its licenced by oems - so you'd need to find a system that supports it (and windows 10 ...



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