More CPU cores or faster CPU with less Cores?

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More CPU cores or faster CPU with less Cores?

Post by hasseman » June 14th, 2019, 8:12 pm

I wondering what should be the best solution for a larger network. 50-150 computers.
Slower CPU with multible cores or a faster CPU with less cores?

If the question has been answerd please send me a link. I could not find anything about it?

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Re: More CPU cores or faster CPU with less Cores?

Post by Arne.F » June 15th, 2019, 6:59 pm

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Re: More CPU cores or faster CPU with less Cores?

Post by hasseman » June 16th, 2019, 10:36 am

I have 2 options.
One older CPU and one a bit newer.

AMD Athlon 64 x2 4800+ @ 2.4 ghz (with 4 gb DDR and 2 pci-e LAN card
OR
Intel Core2Duo E6300 @ 1,86 ghz (with 4 gb DDR2 and 1 pci-e LAN card, 1 gbit LAN port on motherbord)

AMD computer:
MB: ASUS a8n-32-sli deluxe

Intel computer:
Dell optiplex 745 (tower)

The benchmarks says the intel cpu is better but is it better then the AMD for IPfire?

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Re: More CPU cores or faster CPU with less Cores?

Post by Arne.F » June 17th, 2019, 8:25 am

Check the "cpu vulnerablities" im not sure about the AMD but it should not affected by MDS and Meltdown so i think the AMD is the better chouce.
Only for spectre 4 im not sure...

If you are not using suricata both cpu's should able to hande the Gigabit cards. If it are slower that there are design issues on the Mainboards.

I also think both are not really energy efficient...
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Re: More CPU cores or faster CPU with less Cores?

Post by hasseman » July 4th, 2019, 7:22 pm

I found a new CPU for the Intel computer.
Intel Core2Duo E4700 @2.6 ghz.
That might do some good i think.

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Re: More CPU cores or faster CPU with less Cores?

Post by JonM » July 5th, 2019, 2:20 am

hasseman wrote:
July 4th, 2019, 7:22 pm
I found a new CPU for the Intel computer.
Intel Core2Duo E4700 @2.6 ghz.
it may not be new...

Intel Core 2 Duo Processor E4700 - 2M Cache, 2.60 GHz, 800 MHz FSB
https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us/en ... z-fsb.html
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Re: More CPU cores or faster CPU with less Cores?

Post by hasseman » July 5th, 2019, 10:03 am

Yes. Its old But I got it almost for free. About 1 usd for gas money.
What i found out te Dell computer (Dell optiplex 745 mini tower) will support 800mhz fsb cpu:s. I may be wrong But I have not find anything that says otherwise.

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Re: More CPU cores or faster CPU with less Cores?

Post by hasseman » August 27th, 2019, 9:35 pm

I ask the question again but now 2 other CPU:s.
The Router will be tested on a LAN party. How large, i dont't know yet. But 24-48 computers to start with.

The "AMD" Computer won't be used as a router.

But i have an old Dell Optiplex 745 (tower) that i want to make to a router


Original specs:
Orginal CPU: Intel Core2Duo E6300 @1.86 GHZ
https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us/en ... z-fsb.html
LAN 1 (on motherboard) 1 gbit/s)
LAN 2: Netgear PCI 2.3 1 gbit/s (NOT PCI-E)
DDR2: 2GB (i think).
SATA 2

You can find the rest of the specs by link below. I have the MINITOWER model
https://www.dell.com/downloads/global/p ... hspecs.pdf

I have 2 CPU:s to choose from.
Intel Core 2 Duo E4700 and the Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 (Links below)

The E4700 have 2.6ghz but have less cache (2mb) and have a bus speed at 800 Mhz FSB
The E6300 have 2.4ghz but have more cache (4mb) and have a bus speed at 1066 Mhz FSB

Or is it so small differences that it don't matter what i choose?

Intel Core 2 Duo E4700:
https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us/en ... z-fsb.html

Intel Core 2 Duo E6300:
https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us/en ... z-fsb.html

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