We are setting up a Windows 2008 Server to serve as NAT/VPN access server for our local network. Previous server we used for NAT/VPN was an Intel X3440 (single cpu) , during peak hours CPU usage was well over 80% !
Should we get a dual cpu or a single, faster, cpu ?
CPU Benchmark stats for i7 980x : 4
CPU Benchmark stats for Dual E5620 : 37
Although 980X is ranked better, maybe a dual cpu will perform better for this type of workload ?