We´re planning to set up an additional ESX Cluster running vSpere4. We want to use HP blades in an C7000 enclosure. We are now comparing blade variations, the BL490c G6 with 2 Intel Xeon E5540 2,53 GHz Quad CPUs and the BL495 G6 with 2 AMD Opteron 2435 2,5GHz Hexacore CPUs. I am not really into AMD CPUs.
Wich CPU type should I choose? The Intel with the better per core performance, or the AMD with plus of 2 cores per CPU? Is the AMD Choosing the AMD CPU will save more than 1k Euro per Server. What is the general difference betwwen these 2 CPUs?