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  1. #1
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    CPU question, which is better?

    Currently I have a machine with A single Xeon 5050 (Dual 3.00ghz) w/ HT.
    I will soon be adding a second 5050 making it 4 physical 3ghz cores, and 4 logical (HT). (4X3.00ghz)

    Alternatively I can upgrade to an AMD Opteron 280 Machine (2X2.4ghz), but I'm not sure which will perform better.

    This machine runs in a windows environment serving primarily game servers.

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    The Dual Opteron 280 would be faster than the dual 5050. The 5050 is the older core intel cpus. If it was the newer woodcrest (51xx) then it would be a different story.
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    It would be a single 280, the 280 is dual core. The Xeon 5050 is dual core as well, it would have 4 physical cores respectively versus 2 cores (280).

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    4x5050 cores will certainly outrun 2x280 cores.

  5. #5
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    It depends on what your doing, if its PHP then the AMD would be better, but since your doing game servers.. i'd get the Xeon.

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