[bf1942] Hardware.

"Einar S. Idsø" esi at itk.ntnu.no
Thu Apr 27 05:57:10 EDT 2006

Hi Bjørn,

You may want to consider the 280. BF2 has had its peak already, and new
games are on the horizon. No server specs have yet been published for
BF2142, but I would expect that game to impose a heavier load than BF2.
Also, if you want to be able to run heavy mods such as FH2, you may want
a CPU that's a bit stronger than the 275. I'm not saying that this is
definitely the case, I am just saying better safe than sorry :)


kama wrote:
> I'll check out the costs for 275's instead, I just got how much money I
> can spend and going through with 285's will just go over my budget.
> 4GB and SCSI is the default configuration on all our boxes and I will
> preferably not go around that.
> /Bjorn
> On Wed, 26 Apr 2006, Steven Hartland wrote:
>>BF2 runs best on AMD hardware in our experience. The 285 are top
>>of the range CPU's and you will pay for the nose for them. I'd
>>suggested using 275 instead which are much more reasonably priced
>>and will run 4 * 64 player servers no problems on a dual 275 machine.
>>4Gb of ram is also overkill for BF2 2Gb will do you fine. 15k scsi
>>the same, consider raid edition SATA instead.
>>    Steve
>>----- Original Message -----
>>From: "kama" <kama at pvp.se>
>>>I am in the middle of buying new hardware for setting up BF2-servers and
>>>are wondering what path we should go for best performance.
>>>The choices are either (all w 4GB RAM, 2*73 15krpm, SA6i, Dual CPU):
>>>HP DL380 G4 3.4GHz
>>>HP DL385 G4 AMD Opteron 285    (DualCore)
>>>HP DL385 G4 AMD Opteron 2.8GHz (SingleCore)
>>>I have never worked with Opterons in a gaming environment.
>>>I will also run them under win2003, or are there any other windows version
>>>that are preferable over 2003?
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