I'm looking to build a new server and was looking at CPUs. I'm scratching my head about the pricing of some of the CPUs. I'm looking at:
1. Intel Xeon E5-2630. PassMark Dual CPU score of 19031. Released Q1, 2012. ~ $700-$1300
2. Intel Xeon X5570. PassMark Dual CPU score of 11896. Released Q1, 2009. ~ $1700-$3000
Why would a 3 year old CPU that scores, 40% lower then a new one, cost twice as much?
On a side note, anyone have any CPU recommendations for a dual CPU setup that will be DB and AppServer heavy?