Posts tagged nehalem
Nehalem servers have been very popular in the market because of its multi-threaded processing performance along with the utilization of DDR3 memory. The 6GB DDR3 RAM upgrade is a perfect compliment since this provides optimal memory configuration.
Superb Internet added additional Intel Xeon Nehalem configurations to their dedicated server line-up. Superb had Dual Xeon E5504 2.0 GHz and Dual Xeon E5520 2.26 GHz servers available for dedicated plans, but now they are stocking Dual Xeon X5550 2.66 GHz, Dual Xeon X5560 2.8 GHz, Dual Xeon X5570 2.93 GHz, and Dual Xeon W5580 3.2 GHz dedicated servers.
Each of these new rack-mount servers comes with 2GB DDR3 RAM (upgradeable to 24GB) and 1000GB SATA II Hard Drive (upgradeable to 6 hard drives). These servers are a bit out of my price range, but for the fatwallets out there, the Xeon Nehalem processors are as good as it gets.
According to PassMark CPU benchmark, the outrageously expensive Intel Xeon W5580 is 8th on their list of High End processors. To give you a better idea on price, the Intel Xeon W5580 costs $1680 per processor while the Intel Xeon E5520 costs just $358 per processor on Newegg. The Dual Xeon W5580 servers are said to be blindingly fast, but if I had the cash, I would rather just get another server. For details, click here>