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Thread: New dual 867 v single chip X-serve

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    There has gotta be a logical explanation to this, but why would you buy a single 1 ghz Xserve at $2,999 when you can have a dual 867 PowerMac for $1699 and, from the looks of it, get the "advanced" architecture from Xserve in it?

    Granted it is still 133 mhz system bus, but so is the Xserve... so what am I missing?

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    The X-serve is rack-mountable. It's a space-saver. Functionally, they are almost the same, though.

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    It's the Server... the cost of unlimited number of seats and OS X Server software. $1500 extra for that is peanuts. XServe is very compelling. CPU isn't the bottleneck, it's I/O that matters the most (dual 10/100/1000 enet) and better support for FC.

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    And the server PCI bus tops at 533MB/sec.

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    Ah yeah, OS X server... for unlimited license, that makes sense. Still better than Microshaft, I can't make heads or tails of their licensing for XP Home or Pro!

    Thanks,

    A

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