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Old 08-22-2011, 12:45 PM   #1
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Which processor is best for Linux server!!


Hi all,

In this 2 processor which is best for linux centos 6 server.

1. Xeon X3220 2.4Ghz,

2. Intel Core i3 2100 3.10Ghz
 
Old 08-22-2011, 12:55 PM   #2
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The Xeon is a quad-core processor, the i3 is a dual-core. Remember that those processors are not compatible, you can't put the i3 in a mainboard for the Xeon and vice versa.
And without knowing the purpose for this server (and running CentOS 6 on it is not a purpose) nobody can answer.
 
Old 08-22-2011, 01:00 PM   #3
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Hi TobiSGD,

Thanks for the Reply its for Shared web hosting purpose, sorry i forget to mention in last message, we plan to oder a new server, our server provider offers in these processor packages so which is best for that.
 
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From the little information you've provided,.. the i3 is a dual core, the Xeon is a quad core -- which is better for a generic server? The quad core of course.

I don't personally see a way that the i3 could ever be better or faster than the Xeon
 
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In a very general statement, a xeon is really made to run server type of tasks.
 
Old 08-23-2011, 09:23 AM   #6
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I don't personally see a way that the i3 could ever be better or faster than the Xeon
Well, it would be easy enough to come up with a use case in which the higher clocked processor would be faster, but that is unlikely apply to the OP's use case. Errr, as far as anyone can tell, from the information provided.
 
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Xeon X3220 is pretty old (january 2007 release) Core2Quad based server CPU.
i3s are cheap-ass desktop CPUs that are fairly new.

I'd probably take the Xeon X3220. But I dont get how you can have a choice between a server CPU that could be considered obsolete, or a new desktop CPU that was never made for server tasks...
 
Old 08-23-2011, 12:57 PM   #8
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Thank alot guys for your efforts,

i go with after long discusssion :-)

Xeon X3220 2.4Ghz
 
  


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