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User generated imageUser generated imageHi,
 I am looking at two separate servers that come with two different CPUs (please see screenshots for details).
 When I compare Average CPU Mark, E-2136 @ 3.3Ghz with 6 cores has 15,338 compared to Xeon Silver @ 1.80GHz with 8 cores that has 10,883. But the price of E-2136 @3.3Ghz  is cheaper than Silver @1.8Ghz. I am going to set up Hyper-V server with two VMs (one VM is domain controller and the other VM is Terminal Server running Quickbooks with 2 users and MS ACCESS database accessed by about 8 users via Remoet Desktop Connection. Btw, MS ACCESS database will be converted to MS SQL database at some point)
   
Here are website links for the screenshots:
https://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu.php?cpu=Intel+Xeon+Silver+4108+%40+1.80GHz&id=3167
https://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu.php?cpu=Intel+Xeon+E-2136+%40+3.30GHz&id=3363

 When you look at CPUs these days, they have so many varieties and down right confusing.
 Which CPU is better and why?

Thanks.
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@David,

 Thanks for your insight.
For us, our smaller clients get a 1U Intel Server System R1208SPOSHOR with E3-1270v6, 64GB ECC, and an Intel RAID controller with either eight 10K SAS or Intel SATA SSDs in a RAID 6 array. Drive setup would depend on IOPS/workloads needs.

We don't have access to any Intel Server Systems that are built on the new Intel Xeon E3-2000 series processors. With 128GB of RAM available when they do release we'll be using them a lot more than bigger boxes for the better price point.

The Intel Xeon Scalable Processors gain access to dual, quad, or more processors, way more memory, built-in NVMe support, and more. Thus the additional cost.

When we build our virtualization platforms we always go for GHz over cores and the snip in the Q bears that out!
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Consensus seems to be speed of Ghz is preferred over cores. Thank you for sharing your insight and I am going with E-2136 @ 3.3Ghz.