AMD Opteron or Intel Xeon for VMWare ESXi hosts

Trying to decide between going Intel Xeon or AMD Opterons.  Of course AMD's are cheaper and on the surface they typically match up with comparable Intel's .  However, it would seem that information suggests that Intel performance is of course going to be better.  I'm leaning Intel, but AMD's are tempting due to cost.


Questions:

If you are using AMD, what made you go AMD vs Intel?  Would you stick with AMD next time?  What applications are you running Dbases, email, VDI, etc?

 Are you using Intel?  Then why?

 Any current links to performance comparisons between Intel and AMD for VMware?

thanks
jwmcf1Asked:
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KashConnect With a Mentor 2nd Line EngineerCommented:
for me it is a personal choice. probably for the fact that my first ever PC was an AMD. It used to suffer from heating issues but since that i have had many of the workstations and cannot complain.

we have a couple of AMD servers here and there and i cannot praise them enough. they do what they say on the tin and do it quite well and they are cheap as compared to intels.

others may add.
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AbhilashConnect With a Mentor BloggerCommented:
I would say Intel.
Xeon processors are best fit for ESxi servers. never used AMD. Most of the Vendors ship the servers with Intel. We have a big shop of Cisco servers in our organization and i have not seen a single AMD processor in any servers we use.
They all work great. That's just my opinion.
If its a PC then AMD is fine i think. I use An AMD processor at home for workstation and it works pretty good.
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