AMD Dual Core CPU's

Lionel lionelv at
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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