[linux-audio-user] AMD Turion 64 X2 ?

carmen _ at whats-your.name
Mon Jul 10 17:55:30 EDT 2006

On Sun Jul 09, 2006 at 04:57:43PM +0200, Frank Barknecht wrote:
> Hallo,
> oz hat gesagt: // oz wrote:
> > I have sympathy for a new notebook with AMD Turion 64 X2 dual-core
> > cpu. It would open some new possibilities, like virtualization
> > (pacifica, xen etc.), pure AMD64 Debian arch, other 32-bit OS' and -
> > and that is the question - good realtime-audio performance?
> I would say be careful with AMD laptops and Linux. Intel machines tend
> to be much better supported because there are open source drivers for
> the other parts inside these machines like WLAN, gfx card (if it's
> Intel) etc. while AMD laptops often use NVidia chipsets and gfx cards
> or similar stuff by ATi for which you need to install binary drivers
> sometimes, that may mess up other things like power management in
> strange ways. 64bit isn't that important for audio anyways. Getting a
> laptop to run flawlessly is hard enough, don't make it harder on
> yourself by buying hardware without open source drivers. 

my ATI IXP based AMD64 works flawlessly on linux. even 3d accel is supported with the open drivers after hacking a line into drm_pciids.txt

> Ciao
> -- 
>  Frank Barknecht                 _ ______footils.org_ __goto10.org__

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