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May 19, 2002 10:00:14 AM

I'm going to build 2 new computers, one for OLTP database server, other for multimidia jobs. Each computer will start with 2 CPU. I'm also looking for a mainboard using the ServerWorks Grand Champion High End(GC-HE) chipset.

Which one is faster, XEON DP 2.4GHz (512KB L2 Cache) v.s. XEON MP 1.6GHz (256MB L2 Cache, 1MB L3 Cache)?
Any suggestion?


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May 19, 2002 8:16:09 PM

The 2.4GHz chip should be far faster.

What's the frequency, Kenneth?
May 19, 2002 10:38:17 PM

the 2.4ghz would be faster for aps that don't have MP support. Aps with MP support might be slightly faster (woops).

It would be cheaper to just get a pentium 4 2.5ghz as the point of the XEON processor is for MP'ing. If you have no plans to run a dual processor just get the pentium 4 w/ RDRAM.

<A HREF="" target="_new"> My Rig </A><P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by xxsk8er101xx on 05/19/02 06:42 PM.</EM></FONT></P>