[bf1942] P4 or Athlon for server platform?
chad at qpalzm.com
Mon May 12 03:54:44 EDT 2003
Athlon instead of the
> P4/XEON !
Athlon and p4's can't be compaired to a xeon.
----- Original Message -----
From: "NINjak" <ninjak at ss-nl.com>
To: <bf1942 at icculus.org>
Sent: Monday, May 12, 2003 2:59 AM
Subject: Re: [bf1942] P4 or Athlon for server platform?
> Hello guys,
> The AMD Athlon is the better platform to host multiplayer games.
> His strong FPU is the (real) reason to choose for the Athlon instead of
> P4/XEON !
> Go for dual systems if you have the money, you can host more (heavy)
> gameservers on 1 dual system, the cpu with the less load will handle the
> i/o transactions.
> You can host more gameservers on one dual systeem then on 2 separate
> systems :)
> Cya NINjak
> At 12:29 PM 5/12/2003 +1000, you wrote:
> >Howdy all,
> >we're about to purchase some server gear for our Melbourne-based LAN
> >events (~300-400 players) and we're trying to decide between the Athlon
> >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
> >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 Wonka
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