Need a new Server for MySQL DB.

Should I go for

  • Xeon 4206 6 core CPU X 2 CPU's or
  • Xeon E5 2683 V3/2680 V4/2683 V4 X 2 CPU's
  • Xeon W 1270/1370P (Technically an I9, but higher clocks.) With Quad NVME Drives in Raid 10.

Database comprises of ~6000+ tables, dynamically created across multiple schemas.

Load on DB would be 300-500+ queries continuously. No Complex Joins but the retrieval would comprise of ~2000-60000 records per query.


  • The purpose of it being a DB server should be fulfilled. Going for upgrade as the current DB performance is poor.
  • Its clearly evident that my choices are constrained by the expendable cash i have. Hence, no exorbitant recommendations please.

Any suggestions are highly appreciated. Thank you.


If you are buying new machines, why not going for AMD CPUs. More cores per dollar ratio.

If you insist on going with Intel's platform, I'll highly advice using Xeon W 1x70 series (out in 2021) therefore faster RAM support.

PS: For proper DB performance, indexes etc.. Go for proper amount of RAM depending on your database's size.

  • Epyc's seem to be overheating. As I intend to run at max CPU utilization allowed levels, I am worried. Do correct me if i am wrong, so i can take a second look at AMD processors.
    – kris123456
    Sep 9 at 9:27
  • Considered Ryzen 5800X and 5900X with ECC Ram too, but they seem to be overheating just while running some benchmarks, which take ~10 minutes. How would they pare if i run them for ~18hrs X 7days a week X 365 days a year?
    – kris123456
    Sep 10 at 11:52

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