Intel Core 2 Quad Q9400 / Q9550 Dedicated Servers

February 7, 2012 / Dedicated Server Hosting

Nowadays, you have a large range of options to choose a processor that meets your demands. Today, we are going to discuss two models (Intel and AMD). These two models meet all criteria, offer the best affordable price, match the performance ratio, etc… However, you will notice, only included Intel processors.

Someone will say we like only Intel, but this is not the case. According to our tests, AMD does not offer as powerful processors as its cost. Intel processors are pretty ideal for everything such as gaming, streaming videos / audio encoding, graphics, and of course virtualization.

For instance, Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550. Its 4 cores are driving up the top-notch performance. This is really an ideal processor to encode many videos or music. For those who are seeking game servers, the choice between Q9550 and E8400 is less clear.

The frequency of the E8400 (2 cores) is 3GHZ per core against the Q9550’s (4 cores) 2.83 GHz. However, the games that do not take advantage of two-core will become faster on dual-core.

Even though, Intel Core2 Quad Q9550 2.83 GHz is just an upgraded version of Core 2 Quad Q9400 2.66 GHz. The noticeable differences are frequency and CPU Cache. The Q9550 processor is based on the Yorkfield chip, and it has 12 MB of L2 cache.

On the other hand, Q9400 has a 6 MB L2 cache. Moreover, Q9550 offers better quality, however, the price ratio is higher than its predecessor.

For your information, bodHOST offers both, Intel Core2 Quad Q9400 and Intel Core2 Quad Q9550 dedicated servers. The prices are clearly not the same, but surprisingly many e-commerce stores are regularly showing their interest in these servers.

Undoubtedly, the Q9400 and Q9550 are the most interesting and popular among online business entrepreneurs. So if you are searching for a Quad Core Dedicated Server at a reasonable price, you probably know better than me what you have to do …