IBM 9406-800-2464 vs 9406-810-2465

I am looking at getting a used AS/400 and am trying to find out which one will be faster between a model 800-2464 processor feature 7408 (CPW 950/30) or an 810-2465 processor feature 7406 (CPW 750 that I believe is shared batch and interactive).  

All our software if 5250 and most programs run interactively.  Would I even notice a difference?

Thank you.
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joeywCommented:
In theory the 800-2464 processor will be faster.  However, if you are still running everything "green screen", then unless you have a "batch interactive" application, you probably won't see a difference between the two.  With 5250, the amount of available memory seems to make the most difference.
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DCS12Author Commented:
Thanks!
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Gary PattersonVP Technology / Senior Consultant Commented:
Not true.  There is a HUGE difference in interactive performance between these machines.  

You have to understand what the CPW numbers mean.  That "slash" in the 7408 is VERY significant.

810-2465 processor feature 7406 (CPW 750) is an "unthrottled" machine that allows 5250 jobs to use the entire processing capacity of the system.
800-2464 processor feature 7408 (CPW 950/30) is a "throttles" machine that only allows 5250 jobs to use 30 CPW of processing power.  Up to 950 CPW is available for other jobs (non-5250 work).

This means that the "smaller" 7406 feature allows 250x more 5250 work to run than the 7408!!!  (750 CPW of interactive versus 30 CPW of interactive capacity).

- Gary Patterson

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joeywCommented:
Actually, he's correct.  We stopped using our Iseries box about 3 years ago and i was remembering the 30 as the batch number not the interactive number.  Sorry for the confusion.
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DCS12Author Commented:
Sorry I was too quick to close the question Gary.  Thank You!
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Gary PattersonVP Technology / Senior Consultant Commented:
It is definitely confusing.

- Gary Patterson
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