What Performance Can I Expect From These Specs?



  • Hello all. I am eyeing a Lenovo Thinkcentre M73 that I can score for real cheap. With the following specs what can I expect it to be able to do?

    i5 4570
    8gb RAM
    2x 80gb SSD
    1 intel 4 port nic
    (possibly an Intel t520 sr2 SFP+ card that I have kickin around)

    Fios 940/880 internet speed.

    Also what does each component contribute to?
    what does having a faster processor offer? more cores?
    what does RAM affect?

    I am sure this thing will be overkill but the price is a lot lower than a SG-1100.

    Its purpose is to replace my Fios router, and it will work in conjunction with my Unifi switches and AP's
    I would like to be able to run a VPN to 2 Macbook Pros, 2 iPads, iPhone, Android phone simultaneously while also doing a network wide ad-blocker. I also want to be able to monitor my network remotely and segregate my IoT devices with 1 way rules.

    Thanks in advance!

    Edit: Saw the post about what things generally affect what. Also this will be an entry into pfsense in my home lab for testing and experience gathering.


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