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May 17, 2012 6:43:12 PM

Hello,
Okay so I run a gaming community and we're getting a new dedi. We have a choice between 32GB e5-2620 or a 16GB e3-1270 .... This box will be hosting Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.

I know NOTHING about server processors or atleast the Xeon series, I am a consumer PC knowledge. :D  .... Anyways, which is the better deal and better for gaming?

I am hearing mixed emotions on the 2, the e5 is onyl clocked at 2.0 and the e3 is clocked at 3.8. e5 = 6 core and e3 = 4 core.

They are both the same price rental. Which should I get?

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May 17, 2012 6:45:44 PM

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May 17, 2012 7:45:18 PM
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Hello,

Hmm. I'm not too sure either on both of those configs, however loooking at this:

http://ark.intel.com/compare/52276,64594

Comparing both CPU's - I would say go for the 32GB e5-2620.

The e5 has more cores for the server, as well as more ram available, even though it is a slower clockspeed.
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May 17, 2012 8:20:32 PM

But what I have been told is the e5 is made for VPS's and such. Not gaming servers. Even though it allows more RAM, if you do some simple math. 2.0x6 = 12 for the e5 and the 1270 is 3.8x4 = 15.2..... You get a lot more GHz total......
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May 17, 2012 8:36:21 PM

abcstudios said:
But what I have been told is the e5 is made for VPS's and such. Not gaming servers. Even though it allows more RAM, if you do some simple math. 2.0x6 = 12 for the e5 and the 1270 is 3.8x4 = 15.2..... You get a lot more GHz total......


Ghz does not tell the entire story.

I will let the others jump in with their reccomendations! I can't really find much info/benchmarks on either CPU.
May 17, 2012 8:40:30 PM

Well thanks man. Hopefully I get some more replies later.
May 18, 2012 12:04:04 AM

Went with the v2 1270, it ended up being more powerful. Thanks
May 28, 2012 4:04:33 AM

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