Originally Posted by Biggrich76
Generally, 6 cores > 4 cores even at lower GHz, especially when using them to run Virtual Machines which is exactly what I'll be doing. And these EE chips have a ACP of 40W and a TDP of 60W, and the HE chips are more like 55W/79W respectively.
The reason people did not buy these when they released because the 2xxx series was pretty much end of life already and they were $1,000 each at the time. For my application and the price I got them for I think they will perform just great.
do you mean bare metal virtual machine servers, for example, esxi, xen clould, or others.?
all physical cores are not assigned directly to each VM, the host kernel including Virtual-technology ( can be amd or Intel) assigned to each VM,
every VM will be assigned as "virtual" cores
AMD was catching in virtual area at that time, where Intel was already diving in with stable Virtual technolog vt-i/vt-d:D, with 50XX series and support direct-path on 54XX series (AMD was catching but still lacking behind).
if you need to run VM, intel 5XXXX is the best selection comparing with opteron 2XXX. and the other thing is... nVideo MCP-55PRO chipset on 4U server is not very good running as bare metal host( as I understand, nVidia rushed the release).
40W rated does not mean saving energy, this is just telling us that " low power processor".
actually, AMD was late releasing their opteron and Intel went ahead at that time
this is up to you where price and value are meet your goal
on mine, I move my intel motherboard to be esxi and exceed my expectation . ehem actually one one that I wished: Intel should not use FB DIMM memory on 5XXX platform
at the end, I would like to share my knowledge, Not arguing