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My website converts video to audio and video to video using FFMPEG (full Centos 64bit install). Mostly i got multiple conversions (10-20) real time. I use cache for already converted audios/videos. I am currently moving to a dedicated server and i need to know which configuration would be best for my situation.

Which of the below servers is better for FFMPEG;

SINGLE Intel® Xeon® Processor E3-1270 v5, 8M Smart Cache, 3.60 GHz, 8 GT/s DMI3 (4 Cores-8 Threads) / 32GB DDR4 2133 / 240GB S3500 Intel Wolfsville SSD + 1TB Enterprise Grade HDD (for caching)

DUAL Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2620, 15M Smart Cache, 2.00 GHz, 7.20 GT/s Intel® QPI (12 Cores-24 Threads) / 32GB DDR3 1333 / 120GB S3500 Intel Wolfsville SSD + 1TB Enterprise Grade HDD (for caching)

thanks for your ideas.

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    Does your software support GPU hardware acceleration? – timuzhti Feb 12 '17 at 2:40
  • I believe these servers has no GPU installed and no onboard graphics either. I am curious about more cpu cores will be more effective on FFMPEG or not. – OarSmaN Feb 12 '17 at 16:31
  • Well with the second server you can have one core per conversion stream, but it is older. – SEJPM Feb 13 '17 at 18:21

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