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    Exclamation I7 VS XEON - Which Server is Better for Me?

    Hello,

    I find myself in a bit of a snag. Below are the 2 servers I am looking at;

    Server 1
    1s Intel Xeon Quad 4x 2.83GHz (12MB L2, FSB 1333MHz, 45nm)
    4GB DDR2
    2x 750GB SATA2 RAID'ed

    Server 2
    2x Intel I7-920 4x 2.66GHz
    4GB DDR2
    1x 250GB SATA2

    The main use of server will be to filter packets with IPTables. So basiclly, I need the most powerful server in respect to firewall (IPTable) performance.

    Any ideas? Any help would be greatly appreciated!

    Thanks!

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    all then powerfull
    but Server 1
    1s Intel Xeon Quad 4x 2.83GHz (12MB L2, FSB 1333MHz, 45nm)
    4GB DDR2
    2x 750GB SATA2 RAID'ed
    the best
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    Hmm, but why Server 1? Remember, Server 2 has 2x the CPU's. Any ideas from anyone else are still welcome.

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    Firstly you're specs aren't right. You *can't* have 2x i7-920s, they are only designed for single-socket use. I think what you mean is that they are 4 cores + HyperThreading Also they use DDR3 RAM. But to answer you actual question, I think both will be more than capable for the purpose.. sorry I can't be more specific as I've never benchmarked iptable performance.
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    The Core i7 server server has substantially more processing power.

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    The second server for sure. As RavC had mentioned, they can't support dual sockets. Hyper-Threading technology makes it virtually twice the actual processor there. You get better CPU performance from the second server than the first. BTW, get another drive on the second server with RAID 1 for better data security.
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    The I7 servers are awesome; I use one for an SQL cluster, it's amazing a true workhorse.
    The XEON machine is very good too, but as for processor power the I7 is much faster.

    the real question is, how much traffic are you going to filter, and what is the actual usage of the server? Strictly filtering? Filter from what?
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    The Specs of your second server is wrong. Nevertheless, Xeon were build as Server CPU from the very beginning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mathewanson View Post
    The Specs of your second server is wrong. Nevertheless, Xeon were build as Server CPU from the very beginning.
    You should try using an I7 with a minimal centos install see for yourself the power, personally, I was amazed.
    I agree with your statement XEON is build for servers (although I use one at home as my desktop... but that's just me).

    :-) let's wait for the OP to see these posts, I really wonder what the server is going to be used for, so we could help him find the best solution.
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