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    Performance Difference

    Is there a big difference in performance between Core i7 920 and Core2Quad Q9550?

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    Depends what you are using it for, but I would generally say yes there is a big difference.

    The i7 is a completely new architecture, with the main performance improvement coming from the improved memory bandwidth. You also have HT so it will try to execute 8 threads instead of 4.

    The only thing to remember (especially if you are colo'ing) is that i7's draw quite a bit more power than the 45nm Core 2 Quads

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    My site is a busy vb forum so do you think it worth the money to upgrade to a icore 7 server?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DT-Spirit View Post
    My site is a busy vb forum so do you think it worth the money to upgrade to a icore 7 server?
    What is your site running on currently? If you've got the money to invest in an i7, it probably wouldn't be a bad idea.

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    Yes, the i7s are quite noticeably faster than the C2Qs. Whether or not that's going to benefit you depends on your current bottleneck though.

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    I think you should look at what the task is that the CPU's must perform and then compare..

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    Quote Originally Posted by ServerW0rks View Post
    I think you should look at what the task is that the CPU's must perform and then compare..
    How can I check that?

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    What is your current disk setup?

    For a busy database server I would favour faster disks over CPU Depending on what you have currently. i.e. a SAS RAID-10 setup

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    Quote Originally Posted by DT-Spirit View Post
    How can I check that?

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    What are u running on the server? then checkout benchmarks to see wich performs better in that area...

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    I am just using a 500gb SATAII disk.

    I am currently thinking switching to a icore 7 920 with 12gb ram and adding a secondary disk for MYSQL from wired tree.

    Do you think the performance would increase if I add the secondary disk just for MYSQL?

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    You would get more benefit by moving to a 15K SAS Drive setup than just upgrading the cpu, your speed bottleneck is most likely there.
    Jay

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    Instead of the single CPU i7 desktop CPU, you should look into the Xeon E5500 Series CPU. Which is Nehalem architecture based and would allow you to add a second CPU when you grow even larger, without having to deal with another server move.
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