Originally Posted by airbozo
That depends on your needs. A dual processor server board has better IO performance than a single proc multi core motherboard....
In this case, hardly, if at all. The price/performance will lean GREATLY in the single quad core triple-channel chip either way. Plus, anybody running applications that requires high I/O performance will NOT be buying a couple dual core Pentium chips.
The fact still remains that these are low-end dual-core "server" chips with triple channel memory controllers that, by the sounds of things, will be able to run two processors on a board. ...Which is the most random platform design I've ever heard. I cannot fathom an application for this where a single quad wouldn't be money better spent.
There must be something amiss with this article.
Unless somehow they are going to market this as "expandability." I suppose someone could by one for now, and then if they need the power later just grab another one. However, this still
strikes me as odd simply because someone going for a budget server build probably would avoid the server mobo's entirely and end up with an i3. The most expensive component often isn't the chip, but the dual proc boards.Edited by SectorNine50 - 5/3/12 at 1:10pm