AMD Dual Core CPU's
lionelv at gmail.com
Mon Jan 30 05:45:37 UTC 2006
Ed Fletcher wrote:
> I'm looking at a new motherboard/cpu combination and I'm looking for
> info on how well the dual core cpu's from AMD work with Ubuntu Breezy.
> Anyone running one of these? Is there enough real benefit to having
> a dual core chip, given the extra cost?
I'm not an expert in this area, but I would say it depends whether you
really need it. I have a machine at work that is running two dual core
3GHz Xeons with 4 gig of ram and Redhat Enterprise. It's been a pretty
decent machine aside from some network hardware problems. But this
machine gets used for some serious stuff (model checking, we often run
out of memory) and I would doubt you ever need one at home. The
advantage is that you really can run a couple of large processes without
interfering with each other as much, but if you go out and buy and amd
4800+ and you are just a normal sort of person maybe doing a bit of
gaming (doom 3 on Linux ;)) then it will still more than suffice and
probably wouldn't be worth getting the dual, spend the extra money on
the video card . . . that's depending on what you want to do with it.
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