Media Server CPU Upgrade (more cores or more clock speed)

rdsii64

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My current Emby server runs a pair of E5-2680's @2.8 ghtz and 128 gigs of DDR3 and I'm looking to upgrade.
My search has led me to both a pair of E5-2678W V2's @3.4 ghtz and a pair of E5-2697 V2's @2.7 ghtz.
My choice comes down to more cores or more clock speed. Which is the better upgrade for a media server.
If it helps, I run the free version of Emby so there is no gpu transcoding. All the heavy lifting is done by the CPU's
 

BoredSysadmin

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It would be much more efficient to get a gpu and start using transcoding. P400 starts from about $80 shipped on ebay.
If you rather not pay $120 for emby/plex, there is Jellyfin which is fully free and does support gpu transcoding.
 
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