[bf1942] P4 or Athlon for server platform?

demolish demolish at demolish.nu
Mon May 12 23:37:54 EDT 2003

> In terms of supporting 64 players, you will need for an Intel based
> system a P4 3Ghz (or greater) cpu.
Well, why won't a AMD Athlon XP 3000+ or "greater" cpu work? (it will)

> I can safely say that for certain as I have in the last 3 days
> comissioned a dual 3G xeon server, and am finally able to run a 64
> player server that does not lag.

Cool. I bet a dual AMD Barton cpu system would make it too.

> Looking at the console the FPS when
> completely full is about 15, which is unnoticeable by the clients, and
> the cpu occupancy of a HT enabled CPU is around the 90% mark. It will do
> a 64 player server, but the answer is "just".
> I'm looking at getting some AMD based systems too, and hopefully will be
> able to do a comparison but that's going to take a bit of time. 
Well that explains my questions. Have fun learning :)

> I know it doesn't answer your question for sure, but I'm just relating
> my experiences in trying to get a 64 player server running smoothly :)

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