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    Which SoYouStart Server? 32GB E3 vs 48GB W530

    Hey guys,

    Both these SoYouStart servers are about the same price, but with very different specs. Which will perform better?



    . Xeon E3 1225v2 - 4c/4t - 3.2 GHz+ - 32GB Ram - 2x2TB SATA

    Soyoustart.com/ca/en/offers/sys-e32-1.xml



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    . Xeon W3530 - 4c/8t - 2.8 GHz+ - 48GB Ram - 2x2TB SATA

    Soyoustart.com/ca/en/offers/sys-w35-2.xml

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    Xeon E3 1225v2 cpu is faster
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    Quote Originally Posted by HostingBig View Post
    Xeon E3 1225v2 cpu is faster
    Yep, E3 CPU is faster (7.5 vs 6.6 on CPUBOSS.com) but the W3530 has 16GB more Ram and 4 more Threads.

    Does that equalize it? Or is the superiority of the E3 CPU the deciding factor in giving it the performance edge?

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    Should mention this server will be a SQL Server (MariaDB).

    Which is more advantageous for MariaDB/MySQL? More Ram? Or a better CPU?

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    Leaning towards the server with more Ram, since it's the SQL server...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arteia View Post
    Leaning towards the server with more Ram, since it's the SQL server...
    Keep in mind that the W chip has the processing power of a potato.

    http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu_look....80GHz&id=1267

    CTRL + F E3-1225
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    Quote Originally Posted by AG-Arco View Post
    Keep in mind that the W chip has the processing power of a potato.

    http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu_look....80GHz&id=1267

    CTRL + F E3-1225
    So which would be a better choice for a SQL server? A server with more Ram(W3530)? Or a server with more Processing power(E3)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arteia View Post
    So which would be a better choice for a SQL server? A server with more Ram(W3530)? Or a server with more Processing power(E3)?
    On my setups, i get better results with MySQL Ram Disk + Powerful processor. So, for me, a setup with a really fast CPU plus much RAM is the better thing to do.

    But..

    .. On a RAM Disk configuration, RAM is more important than the CPU (bigger I/O).

    .. On Normal MySQL configuration (use MySQL on Disk and just uses the built-in Kernel caching), CPU is more important.

    My opinion on my servers structure, of course.

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    How big are your databases going to be? You're unlikely to need more than 32 GB for a MySQL cache - so probably go for the better processor, on the grounds it still has more than enough RAM.
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    I just recommend getting the E3 processor, it'll be a very big difference and much more fun to use.
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    Prioritise the fastest CPU. Most people nowadays mostly pay attention to core counts and clock speed, but the thing that really matters is the raw power of the CPU — something that you can only discover through looking at benchmarks.

    Put simply, a more powerful CPU will do everything faster than a slower one. Having 128 cores means nothing to a single PHP request or MySQL query which uses just one at a time, and the power of that one core can make the difference between it being done in 5 seconds or 60 seconds (talking about very intensive tasks here, of course it scales down to smaller tasks too). It's one of the biggest factors in how fast something like a forum or blog page loads, assuming it's uncached.

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    Xeon E3 1225v2 is my choice

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    Go for e3 processor ..
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