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Core2Duo vs Xeon

7:23 am on Dec 27, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Looking into configurations for a dedicated server that will run Linux. The heavy lifting on my site is MySQL queries.

These are the processors I'm being offered:

Dual XEON 2.66GHZ

Intel Core2Duo

If you had a site with a MySQL database that got lots of hits, which would you pick?

11:58 pm on Dec 28, 2006 (gmt 0)

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As far as I can tell that's a tough one. What is the GHz of the Core 2 Duo? Are the FSB speeds the same? Personally, I would probably choose the dual Xeon because it has more RAM (assuming the cost is the same). This is an interesting article about dual core vs dual processor, maybe it can help you decide:

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