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I have an option to choose between the 2 processors for a dedicated server. Most of my sites use MySQL and Perl. Other difference is that I get 8 GB of RAM with the AMD processor and 2GB with the Intel processor. I expected be on the dedicated server for a year at least.

Can someone help which one I should go with and why?

Thanks

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You are not doing number-crunching and you use plural "sites". That points to the AMD setup for several reasons:

  1. RAM. In and of itself 4x the amount of RAM is a winner for any DB use.
  2. More cores. I don't think, that your major bottleneck is going to be CPU performance. More cores means that you can have more threads doing their work.
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  • I will go with the AMD and see how it works out. Thanks.
    – rpat
    Jun 7, 2011 at 4:03
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Honestly just by the numbers I'd be going with the AMD. I'm not a DBA, nor am I intimately familiar with MySQl and Perl, other than running them the half dozen web servers I have in house. 1.5x more cores and 4x the ram just seem like where you'd want to be.

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Considering these three benchmarks, i would choose AMD Phenom II X6 1055T.

Intel Core i5 750 vs AMD Phenom II X6 1055T

Intel Core i5 750 vs AMD Phenom II X6 1055T

AMD Phenom II X6 1055T (95W) vs Intel Core i5-750

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