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    Core2Quad Q9300 vs Quad Core Xeon 3220

    Which is a better processor for a server?

    Core2Quad Q9300 2.5Hz or Intel Quad Core Xeon 3220 4 x 2.40GHz

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    Q9300 would be your better bet. The X3220 is basically the same thing is a Q6600, just rebranded.

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    X3220 is the exact same thing as Q6600. So the following discussion applies to you too:
    http://www.webhostingtalk.com/showthread.php?t=870550
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    C2Q 9300 has faster CPU speed, compared to Xeon 3220. Otherwise they are the same. The only difference is the marketing strategy difference between C2Q and Xeon.
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    oh, ok. Thanks for your input guys. I went ahead and bought the server with a 9300

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    Good Decision!

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    Ok One more question... since I am looking for another server to buy as well:

    Intel Quad Core Xeon 3220 2.40GHz (Core2Quad Q6600)

    OR

    Intel Quad Core Xeon E5430 2.66GHz


    (sometimes I wish they made these numbering systems more straight forward...like PS1, PS2, PS3)

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    The Xeon E5430 is better than the Xeon X3220 - because the E5430 is equal to X3330

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    Quote Originally Posted by WebDivx View Post
    Ok One more question... since I am looking for another server to buy as well:

    Intel Quad Core Xeon 3220 2.40GHz (Core2Quad Q6600)

    OR

    Intel Quad Core Xeon E5430 2.66GHz


    (sometimes I wish they made these numbering systems more straight forward...like PS1, PS2, PS3)
    If I recall the E5430 is the same as a Q9450. http://www.cpubenchmark.net/common_cpus.html No doubt, go with the Xeon E5430.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WebDivx View Post
    Ok One more question... since I am looking for another server to buy as well:

    Intel Quad Core Xeon 3220 2.40GHz (Core2Quad Q6600)

    OR

    Intel Quad Core Xeon E5430 2.66GHz


    (sometimes I wish they made these numbering systems more straight forward...like PS1, PS2, PS3)
    E5430 is better.

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    Cool, thanks

    And also thanks for that cpubenchmark site. i was trying to find that but didn't know the address

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    Quote Originally Posted by WebDivx View Post
    Cool, thanks

    And also thanks for that cpubenchmark site. i was trying to find that but didn't know the address
    Well you should not never make your decision after looking at one charts. I am quite sure that you will get way much more accurate information from extremesystems forum than those sites that provide simple chars without no additional information.

    Just to give you a little bit more clues, for example Intel´s CPU´s beats latest AMD CPU´s easily in SuperPi tests but results are much more equal in gaming benchmarks.
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    I was thinking... when running a site with a big mySQL backend (like 1GB database size) what is more important - the processor or the amount of RAM. I know both are important... but which one is MORE important?

    Like which of these would be better

    Intel Quad Core Xeon E5430 2.66GHz - 3 GB RAM
    (better processor, less ram)

    or

    Core2Quad Q6600 2.40 GHz - 6 GB RAM
    (weaker processor, more ram)


    Quote Originally Posted by GameFrame View Post
    Well you should not never make your decision after looking at one charts. I am quite sure that you will get way much more accurate information from extremesystems forum than those sites that provide simple chars without no additional information.

    Just to give you a little bit more clues, for example Intel´s CPU´s beats latest AMD CPU´s easily in SuperPi tests but results are much more equal in gaming benchmarks.
    I was thinking about how they are concentrated in just a specific area. Good point GameFrame!
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    "Core2Quad Q6600 2.40 GHz - 6 GB RAM" would be better.

    In any case for a database your most important factor will be disk speed. Go for SCSI or SAS disks, even single disk setups of these will boost database performance instead of SATAs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Harzem View Post
    "Core2Quad Q6600 2.40 GHz - 6 GB RAM" would be better.

    In any case for a database your most important factor will be disk speed. Go for SCSI or SAS disks, even single disk setups of these will boost database performance instead of SATAs.
    Thanks for letting me know Harzem! We are using SCSI.

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