joined:Nov 13, 2016
I need to change one of my dedicated servers, and I hesitate.
For this project, the target audience is NORTH AMERICA.
For the same price I can get :
- i5-750 (4c/4t) 2,67GHz, with 16GB in FRANCE
- i3-2130 (2c/4t) 3,4GHz, with 8GB in CANADA
(same HD, same bandwidth, etc...)
In other words:
- lower frequency, but 4 "real" cores, and twice more RAM, but located in France. (this adds 100 ms for North Americans, I tested it)
- higher frequency, only 2 "real" cores (+ HT), only 8GB RAM, but located in North America (9ms from NYC, and 15ms from LA)
Both CPUs seem good for my usage, (I know they are old, but it's cheap, and enough), so the question is RAM vs Location. Usually, I go with the more RAM, but this time I hesitate, being next door to the target audience might be something to consider. Also, the i3 has less cores, but faster, so it might generate dynamic page and encrypt them a little faster... so... I hesitate :)