The servers are the following:
Phenom II x4 840
8GB DDR3 RAM
128 GB SSD
20TB Monthly Transfer
Ivy Bridge Intel i5 3.1GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) * it doesn't say what chip exactly.
8 GB DDR3
Hard disk 2 x 1TB SATA2
I know of course that the i5 is a much better (and newer) CPU than the old Phenom; but this has an SSD drive. Will xenForo perform better with a less powerful CPU but with an SSD or with a more powerful CPU but using a conventional HDD?
Both have the same amount of RAM and bandwidth isn't really an issue.
I'm going to ask if I can get an SSD with the i5, but just in case I can't get it, I'd like to hear your opinions.