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    Dual Xeon L5639 vs SIngle Xeon E3

    I'm looking for a new server to run Xonotic which is not really a multithreaded game.

    I'm looking at Versaweb

    Dual Xeon L5639 120G SSD 48GB/RAM

    Single Xeon E3-1240v3 120G SSD 16GB/RAM

    Ram is not really that important.

    Currently I have it running on an OVH i3/8GB/SATA and with 20 players its at about 20-30% CPU but load is only .20-30max.

    I also have an KS 2 Intel i5 that I could use but the Xenon servers are on a much lower latency network 90ms vs 54 so would like to switch to that.

    I will be running up to 4 instances of the game on the server with anywhere from 10-40 players on at the same time.

    Will the Dual CPU matter in this instance?


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    If it isn't multi threaded then you'll want the E3.

    The E3 has an extra 1.2 - 1.3Ghz per core over the L5639.

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    You probably would be fine with one Xeon Core if you're only hosting one server and nothing else. Though if you want low latency you'll need 2 things, at least a dedicated 100meg or 1gigabit connection, and you'll need to ditch the 1240 and get a 1270 instead. That would be the only thing I would change if I was just hosting one server off of that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Largo05 View Post
    You probably would be fine with one Xeon Core if you're only hosting one server and nothing else. Though if you want low latency you'll need 2 things, at least a dedicated 100meg or 1gigabit connection, and you'll need to ditch the 1240 and get a 1270 instead. That would be the only thing I would change if I was just hosting one server off of that.
    I need to keep a budget so limited to what I can get. This is at Versaweb (54 ms ping for me) and compared to OVH.ca (98ms ping for me) other players have also much lower ping to Versa even for AU players the ping drop dramatically. The game itself is playable up to 180ms but just switching the network I'll get a big boost.


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    E3 all the way, friend.

    Not only does it feature higher clock rates, but its' single-threaded performance is unmatched by any modern server CPU... much less the 2009 and 2010 processors like the L5*** series you are looking into.

    Remember this: With game servers, performance > number of cores.

    Best of luck with your ventures.

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    If it's not Multithreaded and you are only running a few servers than go with the E3.

    It has a much better clock speed, and will beat any other processor on the market in single core performance.

    With the L5 series processors (2009-2010) you are getting more cores but a much slower clock speed.
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    The E3 offers great performance, I'd definitely go with it.

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    A resounding bump towards the E3 considering your application.
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    Yea E3 will do the trick. Also you might not need 16gb of ram if your only running 4 instances

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    Ended up with an KS2 from OVH seems to be doing fine actually seems better CPU usage wise than my i7 from Hetzner, not sure if OVH has better mmother boards. Im pretty sure I can run 4 servers on there with two busy one (20 people each servers) and two less populated ones.


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