We are getting more and more into business hosting, hosting online stores for business, and we are looking to upgrade one of our servers. Since a lot of these sites are database drive, mysql, and Spamassassin uses mysql for its rules we are looking for a server that can handle heavy database load.
Hardware wise we are looking at either a dual Xeon system or a AMD 64bit system. If a AMD 64bit system can do the job just as well as a dual XEON then I rather go with the financially better decision. Your thoughts?