|I touched on this in the other thread, but I start a new one for this question since it is different. Since I now know I can run dual 8-core CPUs in Windows Server 2003 Enterprise, my final question before purchasing the hardware is this:|
The decision is to go with either Opteron 6128 or Opteron 6134. The only difference I can see is the clock frequency and I wonder if the lower amount will hurt me in the end.
The Opteron 6128 is a 2.0GHz 8-core CPU
The Opteron 6134 is a 4.3GHz 8-core CPU
The difference is small but the price difference is $300 per CPU. If I go with the 6128, I'll save $600 which is very attractive, but will the power difference be noticeable? If the difference is noticeable, I have no difficulties spending the extra $600, but I have no interest in throwing that amount away if it wont make a difference in the end.
My current system runs a couple of Opteron 2220 2.8GHz and since the clock speed is much higher on these, will I actually decrease the performance by buying the new Opterons, even though I'll gain many more cores?