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Poll Results: 8120 or 6300

 
  • 57% (4)
    AMD FX-8120
  • 42% (3)
    AMD FX-6200
7 Total Votes  
post #1 of 3
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I'm conflicted on which processor I should get for VMs 8120 or 6300. I usually run about 4 VMs at a time - 3 Win7 1 Kali and I'm looking for Srv 2012 in addition.

I understand that Vishera runs 15% faster than Zambezi however I can't seem to convince myself that'd be enough to make it worth it. One uses older technology than the other so I guess that's where I'm stuck. Not to mention one uses a lot more power than the other which is something to consider.

Obviously 8 cores beats 6.. but I thought I'd get some input first.

The spin is the advancement in technology with piledrive.

This is for labs, not for gaming (already have a rig).



*Please explain your sources so others and myself are able to verify instead of something you think is right.. that only makes the decision process worse tongue.gif


Thanks!!! biggrin.gif
Edited by QueenLatiffa - 10/16/13 at 5:59am
post #2 of 3
+1 FX8120.
post #3 of 3
The per thread performance isn't hugely in favor of the 6300, maybe a few%. Seing you use VMs you'd probably benefit more from the extra cores, so I'll vote for the 8120. If you want to bring them to similar power level it suffices to disable Turbo on the 8120 - you'd still have the benefit of the extra cores. Two cores per VM is a good arrangement, 1.5cores (8 virtual per 6 physical) is less ideal from a scheduling perspective even on slightly-faster cores.

Only one way I'd choose the 6300: the VMs are very light weight and wouldn't charge their CPUs too much. In that case the 8120 is overkill and maybe even a 4350 could work.
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