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virtualization performance (yet another amd vs intel)

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December 9, 2013 12:07:31 PM

Hi,

I'm going to build acouple of hyper-v rigs, and can't seem to make up my mind if i should go the amd or intel route.

My question is: If we don't think about the sales price for the cpus, what will be the best performer in a virtualization rig with 8 VMs running?

The i7 4771 or the FX-8350? Is the 4 intel cores so good that they beat the AMD's 8?

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December 9, 2013 12:21:48 PM

If you really want a lot of VMs running have you considered running a LGA2011 rig? The 64gb of memory might be worth it on its own in that setup.
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December 9, 2013 1:13:28 PM

Yeah have considered, but came to the conclusjon that it would be overkill for my "homelab", since i do want to build two boxes so i can do a HA cluster.. but ofcourse, dual cpu would be nice aswell hehe
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December 9, 2013 1:18:19 PM

Of course one potential issue with the 2011 build is do any of the socket 2011 processors support VM? I know the K processors don't like running like that on the 1150 platform, not sure about 2011.
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December 9, 2013 1:40:06 PM

Both kinda have 8 threads, depending on how you interpret marketing. The 4771 might give you slight edge for some tasks, but likely not worth the net cost.
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