Why are some 3 year old server CPUs still so expensive?
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? Thanks.
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I would guess that it is a lack of supply and availability. Go look up DDR2 RAM and see how expensive that is in comparison to a new set of DDR3.
You get 2 of the Xeon X5570 with a used workstation/server around it for the $1700 on ebay.