Xeon Dempsey VS. Xeon Woodcrest

I'm thinking about renting a gaming server to go along with the one I built. I can get:

Dual Core Dual Xeon 5050, Dempsey 4x2mb Cache, 4 x 3.0Ghz Processors w/HT.

OR

Dual Core Dual Xeon 5130, Woodcrest 4x2mb Cache, 4 x 2.0Ghz Processors.

Which is better? I hear great stuff about the woodcrests, but its a full 1ghz less on each core. What do you guys think?
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  1. Woodcrest. No contest.

    The 2Ghz Woodcrest processor will almost outperform the 5050 by a factor of two in many server apps.
  2. Here's a benchmark review - it doesn't have the 5050, but shows that the 5130 still beats the 5060 (3.2GHz).

    http://www.gamepc.com/labs/view_content.asp?id=woodcrest&page=1
  3. Ahhh I see. Thx for very much for the link.

    Woodcrest it is! Wonder how many servers this thing can push with 4gb's ram and a 100mb connection
  4. exit2dos said:
    Here's a benchmark review - it doesn't have the 5050, but shows that the 5130 still beats the 5060 (3.2GHz).

    http://www.gamepc.com/labs/view_content.asp?id=woodcrest&page=1


    that link is broken in both firefox and opera.
  5. dontcha think you should wait till barcelona? lol
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