Re: [linux-audio-user] 64-bit AMD dual core mobo recommendations ?

From: Thomas Ilnseher <illth@email-addr-hidden>
Date: Mon Aug 14 2006 - 17:20:52 EEST

Paul Coccoli wrote:
> On 8/13/06, carmen <> wrote:
>> On Sun Aug 13, 2006 at 10:10:39AM -0400, lanas wrote:
>> > Folks,
>> >
>> > First of all, I always appreciate reading the comments and
>> replies to
>> > the questions. They are very useful.
>> >
>> > Recently there was a thread about a AMD64 setup but there was no
>> > clear mention of specific mobos that Simply Works. So I'd like to
>> have
>> > recommendations from folks who actually are running successfully an
>> AMD
>> > dual-core processor.
>> you know that Intel's Core 2 Duo is 64bit, faster than Opteron, and
>> equal in price, right?
>> its just that its going to be damn difficult (impossible?) to find an
>> AMD64 mobo that has Intel video onboard, and Intel doesnt make PCIx
>> videocards afaik.
> I'm confused. Is Intel video desirable in any way?
Intel video is desirable if one of this conditions is met:

a) you need a decent (PCIe) system and need open source drivers
b) you only need "light" 3D acceleration (eg. OpenGL screen savers, glX,
quake3, etc) and want to save some money.

as for open source gfx drivers, there is:
1) fully supported: ATi up to R9250. recent Intel gfx is as least as
fast as this chip, but i don't know the stat of the Intel driver for
recent Intel gfx.

2) partially supported: ATi up to R9800XT. this one is faster than
recent Intel gfx. i don't know about the state of this driver either.

those radeons are both AGP only.

if you don't care if your drivers are open source or closed source, and
want performance, get an nvidia card.

Received on Mon Aug 14 20:15:06 2006

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