Quick question regarding CPU choice


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Hi,

 

For my "new" Unraid server I have the choice between the following CPUs / Hardware: 

 

i7-4790 in a Dell Precicion T1700

i5-7500 in a Dell Optiplex 3050

 

The i7 comes with hyper threading (8 vs 4 cores), the i5 is much more newer and supports a higher ram speed.

I am using no classic VMs, but Docker containers (about 15).

 

Which CPU would you prefer and why? :)

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3 hours ago, nicx said:

Which CPU would you prefer and why?

Just one thing to mention:

The i5 has a modern iGPU - this makes HW-Transcoding for Plex much more powerfull.

So in this case i would take the i5, if HW-transcoding is a thing for you.

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4 minutes ago, nicx said:

good point, currently I don't need HW transcoding, maybe in future... I will keep that in mind.

Thats very important - take the advantage of this "more powerfull" iGPU.

The iGPU on the i7 is way to old and doesn't have a good quality compared with the HD630 from the i5.

The question is now, what is more important - CPU-power or iGPU-power ;-)

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I think this could even help when using nextcloud and its "preview generation" for videos/photos (which I am already using). The longer I think about it the more I tend towards the i5 :)

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5 hours ago, nicx said:

The i7 comes with hyper threading (8 vs 4 cores), the i5 is much more newer and supports a higher ram speed.

I am using no classic VMs, but Docker containers (about 15).

 

Which CPU would you prefer and why? :)

I'd take the newer processor.

In addition to the much faster RAM and newer GPU, it's also cooler running and more efficient (14 nm vs the older 22 nm lithography)

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