Fast Dual Core or slower Quad Core..?

Paul Hutchings paul.hutchings at
Thu Apr 26 08:33:10 IST 2007

As subject, I'm speccing up a box and am now looking at the DL360 G5

Given the box should only be running OpenSuse/Postfix/MailScanner with
ClamAV and SpamAssassin would people suggest a faster dual core CPU i.e.
2.3Ghz or a slower Quad Core CPU i.e. 1.6Ghz?

I'm not familiar enough with how linux and the applications mentioned
interact to know which would be of the most use and why.


Paul Hutchings
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