Originally Posted by JF-AMD
As for the ProLiant MicroServers, those have AMD processors today. An APU would not really add much because the GPU would sit idle so often - I would rather have the CPU resources. I only went with an APU as an experiment.
Didn't make that recommendation because of the APU. Indeed, the extra GPU chops is useless in a server that won't even be connected to a display. Rather, it's the low-power and native SATA3 6.0Gb/s
ports I'm after. I know the ProLiant has a Neo 36L CPU paired with a mobile version of the 780G chipset. I have two of them at home. Power consumption is very low. It's low enough that I don't think moving to Zacate would introduce any power savings. However, it will be nice to get a better feature set (SATA3 and USB3) than what is currently available.
I'm curious, though, when you said you prefer the CPU resources on the ProLiant - does that mean the dual-core E-350 1.6 GHz is slower than even a dual-core Athlon II running at 1.3 GHz?Edited by rui-no-onna - 7/19/11 at 2:29pm