I am putting together a dev system used to run abour 6 VMs with MSSQL being the powerhouse. what is the best CPU to use for this, AMD 8 core, i5 or quad core Phenom?
I have the following hardware:
32G DDR3 1600 memory
750 watt ps
4-1t HDD in a Raid 10 configuration
I wouldn't mind sing a MB with built in graphics since I will be connecting remotely most of the time.
Most of the time I would recommend an AMD solution, but in this case I would say the Intel 3930 is your best option. It has 6 cores but it thinks it has 12. The more data you can move the better your vm experience will be. So with 6 machines each will get 1 physical CPU and one virtual. That should give you some great performance.