Alright, so i have a server
AMD Athlon 64 Bit 3200+,
7200RPM IDE 40GB OS Drive, 7200RPM IDE Seagate 100GB "Media Drive"
Windows Server 2008 x64
and i want to build a whole "new" setup and am wondering about specs.
And i can find a motherboard that can support it on Ebay for 40 bucks.
Now, my question(s) is that which would be the wiser decision, keep using my current setup but upgrade it to a dual core (hp motherboard, cant check model numbers at the moment), or upgrade to the Xeons?
It wouldnt really be any problem to pay for a new license neither.
Now what i mean by the wiser of the decision, is the architectures of both processors.
The servers tasks are
Deploying Windows/ Updating Workstations with WSUS
"Remote" OS host
Thank you for looking at this, and i hope somebody can help me with my decision.
Intel launched its E5 family of Xeon processors today, a tremendously important product line for the chipmaker that brings new performance to Intel-based servers and workstations. The E5 line now comes in two varieties, Intel announced at a launch event here at the CeBIT tech show. First is the E5-2600 series for the mainstay of the server market, systems with two processor sockets. Second is the E5-1600 series chiefly for single-socket workstations. The Xeon chips are a very important part of Intel's business.