[bf1942] P4 or Athlon for server platform?

Rowan Smith fsd at fsdtech.net
Mon May 12 03:03:04 EDT 2003

Tristan I suggest looking into purchasing for the future, i.e look at
prices for a dual mp 2600 / dual xeon 2.2 each with 1gb of ram....will
last a fair bit longer, but on 100mbit a dedicated linux box with an
xp2800 will lag a bit with 24 or more players..so might be something
worth thinking about

-----Original Message-----
From: Tristan Gulyas [mailto:zardoz at shafted.com.au] 
Sent: Monday, May 12, 2003 10:29 AM
To: bf1942 at icculus.org
Subject: [bf1942] P4 or Athlon for server platform?

Howdy all,

we're about to purchase some server gear for our Melbourne-based LAN
gaming events (~300-400 players) and we're trying to decide between the
Athlon or P4 platforms.  I'm fairly set on an Athlon 2500+ on an nForce2
board with either 512MB or 1GB RAM, however, we're also considering some
of the lower end P4 offerings.

We can't really spend much more than AU$900 on each machine so we're on
a bit of a budget, although if the P4 offers *that much more*
performance, then we might be able to strech it a tad.

thanks in advance,
Tristan Gulyas
zardoz at shafted.com.au
"We are the music makers..and we are the dreamers of the dream"  --Willy

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