We are going to set up and test our remote playout server.
Our current provider does not have any more E3- based servers.
We have been offered the following two options:
The difference is CPU (other specs are same)
16 GB RAM
2 TB HDD (might do 240 SSD for OS + 1TB for media)
** NO GPU **
Option 1) Intel i7-4790K - 11193 passmark
Option 2) Intel Dual X5650 - 11527 passmark
We will want to run Playout system (1 x HD 720p feed from Playout) and a local Wowza streaming engine instance (for multicast, and transcoding into 720p for Point to Point RTSP delivery to remote H264 IP-ingest decoders and 420p for Facebook Live Stream delivery)
My dilemma is I don’t know if there is any difference, as far as playout and video transcoding is concerned, between a single CPU (i7-4790k) or dual CPU (X-5650). What difference does it make, if any, and which of these two options would be recommended?