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how important is CPU benchmark? when buying a dedi?

i'm going to buy a cheap dedicated server because lot of people says it's far better than vps

i'm considering offers in and

but my question is regarding selecting from 2 specific servers.
Dedibox® XC (8 cores/8 threads 2.4 Ghz) ( score 3929)
Dedibox® Classic 2014 v2 (4 cores/4 threads @3.1 Ghz) ( score 6517)

links are below

8 core one is cheaper.
probably 4 core one is generally better because high score and high price.
but i was wandering, may be benchmark doesn't matter  and there is a chance GSA will perform better on 8 core one, because GSA SER is macro based(or something) and benchmard is calculated for scientific calculations, encryption, compression etc. Right?

does any one know about it?
if benchmark doesn't matter, this is a huge bargain 8 cores 8 threads dedi for about 20USD.

Best Answer

  • Accepted Answer
    Answering your question - cpubenchmark is very important and its only way to tell if CPU is fast or not. You should choose cpu with better score. For some hardcore tasks more cores can be better, but not for SER. So Xeon 1220v2 is better choice than C2750 cpu. 8 cores for 20 usd is not bargian. This cpu is very low end, low power, etc. I dont think SER will perform better on this cpu.

    Take a look at section "operating systems" on page. It looks like you cant install Windows via online installer so better ask them about Windows OS before you buy server.


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