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Intel versus AMD for File Server

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August 12, 2010 2:31:16 AM

First off, I am a fan of AMD cpu's due to financial reasons. However, I must now build a file server for a small business and was wondering if anyone has factual data to support using an Intel processor over an AMD. I realize most of us have our opinions and prejudices, but is there concrete tests which demonstrate one brand over another? Also, is there data that supports a certain type of processor (Core 2 Duo, Core 2 Extreme, i5, i7) that is more stable than other designs? I appreciate any advice. Thanks. :hello: 
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August 12, 2010 4:27:38 PM

What software exactly? Both toms and anandtech have extensive reviews of all major processors under articles.

In general, outside gaming, the i7's easily beat AMD cpu's.
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August 12, 2010 4:31:32 PM

If it's just sharing files (glorified NAS) though, the processing overhead will be pretty low. Any triple or quad-core would be more than enough power.

If it's going to be running a database 24/7, then you would want to get the beefiest processor you can afford.
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