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    which would be a better platform....everything else being the same....

    Pentium 4 3.06GHz or Dual Xeon 2.8GHz



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    no doubt for Dual Xeon

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    dual xeons hands down.

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    I choose "c" dual amd opterons
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    In a server environment 2 cpu's will be better than 1 cpu slightly faster than them.
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    Thanks for the feedback.

    Anyone know of a site that benchmarks CPU's ?

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    Anandtech.com, tomshardware.com
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    Bare in mind if you add 512MB Memory and a slow drive they're both equally bad because the bottleneck will be memory/io.
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    Originally posted by Laws
    Bare in mind if you add 512MB Memory and a slow drive they're both equally bad because the bottleneck will be memory/io.
    All depends on the applications running. If you're using something VERY CPU intensive, where memory/disk is less important (like SETI, or a very many other things) the Dual Xeons will still beat the P4 by a wide margin.

    Hands down, the Xeons are the way to go.

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    Originally posted by Kiamori
    I choose "c" dual amd opterons
    Why do you feel the need to recommend something totally different than the original poster is asking about?
    Pentium 4 3.06GHz or Dual Xeon 2.8GHz
    It's like a comparison between Windows NT and Windows Server 2003, and you recommend RHEL.

    Anyway, the Dual Xeon will definately be the "better platform". However, the P4 may be more economic to your business, and a better choice from your perspective. It all depends on server usage.

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    Originally posted by shockuk
    Why do you feel the need to recommend something totally different than the original poster is asking about?It's like a comparison between Windows NT and Windows Server 2003, and you recommend RHEL.
    I see AMD products as a better solution then either of the options presented so I gave my advice. He might not know that an Amd cpu can do more for the money then an Intel cpu can.

    And I guess if he's set on Intel, we still have the question of budget vs. load.

    Is this going to be a high load system or low load?
    Do you have a budget?
    are you willing to sacrifice that little extra for some savings?
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    CPU vs Disk/Memory intensive activities -- which is it??

    Web/ASP app -- ?

    MS SQL Server ??

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