[bf1942] BF2 server AMD vs Intel comparison

"Einar S. Idsø" esi at itk.ntnu.no
Tue Jun 14 08:24:04 EDT 2005

Steven Hartland wrote:
> After rushing around like a mad dog getting some BF2 servers
> up I got chance to have a look at some stats last night for the
> first time and found something quit interesting. Looks like
> Intel Xeon boxes hate the BF2 server where as AMD opterons
> just lap it up. The machine specs aren't directly comparable
> i.e. AMD 248 vs 2.8 Xeon but even so the Intel box is using
> double the cpu of the AMD for a 32 player server.
> Note: Win32 tests:
> http://gaming.multiplay.co.uk/stats/bf2_comp.html
>    Steve / K

Very interesting, not to say encouraging since we have a couple of 250's
in the pipeline :D

I notice you hit over 90% CPU-load on the Xeons every now and then. Do
you get any complaints about lag on the Xeons? Since the values are
5-minute averages, I would imagine the CPU actually hits the ceiling
several times during those 300 seconds, thus causing massive lag spikes.

I have a general rule of thumb for our servers that the average CPU-load
over 5 minutes should not get too much above 60%, with 70% as an
absolute max.


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