Hardware: i7 vs Xeon with ArcGIS 10.3 Desktop / ArcGIS Pro

Discussion created by malnunn on Apr 20, 2015
Latest reply on Oct 2, 2016 by

Hi all


When faced with the question of what hardware configuration to purchase for GIS work primarily using ArcGIS Desktop previously I've gone for an i7 with a slightly higher clock-speed rather than the more expensive workstation processors, since ArcGIS Desktop has been a single-threaded application.


I'm looking at this again currently with a view to upgrading from 10.1 to 10.3 with ArcGIS Pro and wondering if the new versions and future development directions means that a Xeon (albeit with a slightly lower clock-speed) would be better suited as a system upgrade now?