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Any major reason I should chose AMD over Intel here?

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Since we're not mind readers, could you describe what "here" is? –  MDMarra Jun 12 '10 at 0:33
    
Here is the option of the two chips. Meaning, in this here situation, given these two options. Well the application is part web, part data mining. There's unfortunately not much more I even know at the moment. On balance, performance, which is preferable? Is one more stable? I could care less about power consumption, given it's dedicated. Thanks. –  Rhubarb Jun 12 '10 at 0:47
    
@PoppySeeds - I realize that there was a choice between two chips, but in certain circumstances one may outperform the other. I was asking the OP to elaborate on the use of the server. –  MDMarra Jun 12 '10 at 1:11
    
The server is being used for numerical processing, not anything to do with web or databases. So it's a pure CPU performance issue. –  ApplePieIsGood Jun 12 '10 at 1:36
    
@ApplePielsGood, then why the webserver and internet tags? –  MDMarra Jun 12 '10 at 3:31
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Nope- can't think of a reason for a server to use an AMD chip. Intel has AMD completely outclassed currently in the server chip market.

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In massively parallel systems the new AMD Opteron 6000 series could be a better choice, as some models have 12 cores. –  MDMarra Jun 12 '10 at 1:22
    
um I think you missed the announcement of the new 12 core chips from AMD. They're 95% as fast as Intel chips on a per-core basis; but when you've got 50% more cores... –  Chris S Jun 12 '10 at 2:53
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In almost every circumstance, power consumption aside, the 3050 will be the better performer.

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