I'm planning to get some new workstation for bioinfo work. It's going to be mostly NGS data processing.
I'm hesitating between AMD (Opteron or FX) and Intel (Xeon or i7). The former is much cheaper for 2x more cores, but much more power-hungry. For some bioinfo tools (ie. bowtie2) I noticed that 2 Opteron cores = 1 Xeon core at similar clock speed. So investing more money in Intel CPU makes sense, no?
What's your opinion?