I'm looking to buy two new HP DL380 G9's to run ESX server. Due to licensing we are only buying a single CPU.
Here are the options I had in mind;
HP DL380 Gen9 Intel® Xeon® E5-2698v3 (2.3GHz/16-core/40MB/135W)
HP DL380 Gen9 Intel® Xeon® E5-2697v3 (2.6GHz/14-core/35MB/145W)
There is hardly any difference in price, around £2500 (per CPU).
Which is best (or is there a better CPU around that price point)