Which would make the best cpu for a server, serving as Server 2008 R2 domain controller and hyper-v for 3 virtuals with these roles: 1. Windows Distribution services (Server 2008) 2. web server (Linux) 3. MySQL (Linux)
The choices are: 1. dual core with 1MB L2 cache and 6MB L3 cache 2. quad core with 1MB L2 cache and no L3 cache
This is a personal machine with only one user for experimental code development and a learning experience. Currently, I have an Athlon X2 6400+ as the cpu and am looking at upgrades. I have 6GB of DDR2-800 memory. I likely will move to an AM2+ board and reuse the existing memory.
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Quad all the way!
If you want to run three virtual machines then a quad will probably give you smoother performance in the VMs.