[TriLUG] CPU Considerations/Recommendations
Andrew C. Oliver
acoliver at buni.org
Tue Mar 13 15:09:03 EDT 2007
God if AMD collapses processor prices will go way up. However, at the
moment Intel's got the
advantage in the multicore. However unless something has changed
recently, for a single core
x64 the AMD has more pipelines into the 64 bit part than the EMT64.
I have a AMD64 chip gathering dust from a laptop that met my poor
soldering skills that I'd be willing
to give away if anyone would like it. I'll bring it to the next Trilug
meeting I'm in town for.
Greg Brown wrote:
> I've been blasted for my views of AMD but I'd say, no, and AMD
> anything is
> not a good choice for a processor (this is based off three different AMD
> processors I owned kicking the bucket within one year's time.
> Meanwhile my
> P-II is still churning out the 1s and 0s God only knows how long after it
> was shipped out the door).
> Yahoo had a story about the financial well at AMD possibly running dry:
> *Some other headlines:
> *AMD* on The Brink of
> *AMD* Staggering After Brutal Year of Battling
> Intel Debuts More Product, The Chips Are Down Again At
> This could all be wrong though. YMMV.
> On 3/13/07, Ed Alexander <esalexa at nc.rr.com> wrote:
>> I need to purchase a new primary desktop for home use. I'd like some
>> recommendations for what CPU to get. Is Athlon 64 a good choice? I
>> know of issues with getting Flash player to work (only 32-bit version
>> available). Are there other considerations, good or bad?
>> I'll be running various Linux distros on it over time, one as the base
>> system and others in Qemu or VMware. The system will be used for the
>> usual (e-mail, web, video, productivity, etc.) and general playing
>> around with Linux distros.
>> Thanks for any constructive comments.
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