Simple Server Comparison question - Dell Poweredge 1900 vs Poweredge 840

Hi Folks,

I have two hosted servers and I can get rid of one of them

The 840 has more 200GB disk and a slightly faster CPU, but the 1900 has 2cpux2core where the 840 is 1cpux4core. Both have same memory. So if all else is equal I'll keep the 840

But do you see any compelling hardware architectural feature of a 1900 ? Would its processing power be substantially different?

The 1900 shows SCSI in device manager, the 840 shows ATA SCSI.

Processing power and throughput will be important, so if you see any compelling reason to choose a 1900 over an 840 please comment.

thanks
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plqAuthor Commented:
The 840 has 1 x Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU X3210 @ 2.13GHz  4 core

The 1900 has 2 x Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU 5130 @ 2.00GHz  2 core

if that helps
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charlestasseCommented:
The 840 is a 8th Gen System, the 1900 is a 9th Gen System and by far is the better platform
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PowerEdgeTechIT ConsultantCommented:
I'd take two dual-cores over one quad-core.

The 1900 also beats the 840 in specs:
- dual procs
- more memory (16 vs 8)
- faster bus (1333 vs 1066)
- more drives (6 vs 4) etc.).

And, as charles said, the 840 is an older model than the 1900.
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Kevin HaysIT AnalystCommented:
Agreed, 1900 wins hands down IMHO.
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plqAuthor Commented:
thanks folks..
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Kevin HaysIT AnalystCommented:
You're welcome, Good luck.
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