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Old 05-27-2005, 02:20 PM   #1
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Which is faster?


Ok, I'm setting up a server, and I have 2 servers to choose from. The first server has 2 P3 550MHZ processors, and the second server has an AMD 800MHZ processor.

Which is faster? I'm pretty sure the AMD is a Duron, but I really don't know.
 
Old 05-27-2005, 02:47 PM   #2
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well.. it's a fact that the amd is faster, but since you probably meant which one will perform better, it depends what you will use the server for.

personally, I'd prefer the dual because it's cooler

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Old 05-27-2005, 03:09 PM   #3
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It's going to be a web server, so which cpu would best fit that application?
 
Old 05-27-2005, 03:10 PM   #4
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I'd go with the dual cpu over the amd 800mhz anyday..
 
Old 05-27-2005, 03:11 PM   #5
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the amd should outperform the intel processors.
 
Old 05-27-2005, 03:26 PM   #6
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AMD hadn't really developed the ability to outperform intels processors at lower clock speeds in the days of the p3. like I say, dual is cooler, but probalby also more trouble and may or may not actually be faster, a difficult choice.

I say either do some benchmarking or, if that's too much work. flip a coin.
 
Old 05-27-2005, 03:38 PM   #7
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dual is cooler , they spread the heat
ok , it also depends on the application that you are going to use for your server , if your app support dual ..........

if you go for dual it almost naturally that you will end up having 8 drives(if you need to) , and that is real cool , fun .......
 
Old 05-27-2005, 04:05 PM   #8
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I say either do some benchmarking or, if that's too much work. flip a coin.
Yeah, sounds like to much work... I'll just flip a coin. Thanks for the help guys.
 
Old 05-27-2005, 04:21 PM   #9
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Don't flip a coin, choose Intel. I'm sorry but from my experience, Intel out performs AMD almost all the time when it comes to running servers or desktop applications. To me, AMD is the cheap alternative for your fast game machine.. when your choosing for server and applications, go with Intel every single time.

It might be a little different if the AMD you might consider was an Athlon but the Duron was the Yugo of that class of processors. I'd even pick a single Celeron over the Duron..

My last job, the dual PIII's outperformed and were more stable than the single AMD cpu's we had running as servers..
 
Old 05-27-2005, 05:46 PM   #10
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i would say the dual p3's would be faster, but the amd's might be more stable. it depends what your needs are.
 
Old 05-27-2005, 06:20 PM   #11
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The needs are for a web server. And since that is the case, I'd almost have to think the dual P3 would be a little bit better choice. The only thing is the dual P3 takes about 5 minutes to get past the POST, while the AMD takes only about 10 seconds. Not really a big issue, but irritating.
 
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The needs are for a web server. And since that is the case, I'd almost have to think the dual P3 would be a little bit better choice. The only thing is the dual P3 takes about 5 minutes to get past the POST, while the AMD takes only about 10 seconds. Not really a big issue, but irritating.
I would expect a web server doesn't need to be rebooted as often so that would be not as important. The last backup server I dealt with took 5 minutes to boot up.. but consider it was never rebooted, only in rare occasions when it was necessary.
 
  


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