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    has there been any testing or benchmarking of AMD new Phenom II 920 or 940 with Linux? I'm planning to build a new system in the next couple of weeks with a 970GX Motherboard Phenom II 920 or 940 ,4Gb Ram, a HD4850, and Ubuntu 8.10 I'm not sure if I'm going to do 64 bit or not, and have been looking for benchmarks to help with my decision. Also has there been any testing of ATI catalysis 9.10 with a system like this.

  • #2
    Well an Intel E6600 + Nvidia 8800 GTS 512 beats that config with Linux games like nexuiz *g*

    http://global.phoronix-test-suite.co...4926-3248-8692
    Last edited by Kano; 02-07-2009, 02:17 PM.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Kano View Post
      Well an Intel E6600 + Nvidia 8800 GTS 512 beats that config with Linux games like nexuiz *g*

      http://global.phoronix-test-suite.co...4926-3248-8692

      That's more due to video card then processor.

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      • #4
        CPU is good. Graphics card is not.

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        • #5
          Kano's statement is based on a benchmark I made which had lower results due to a fglrx bug I ran into (very high CPU usage during the test due to EDID & modeline request spamming by the driver, causing short freezes every few seconds).

          I've got a Phenom II X4 940 on a 790GX/SB750 based motherboard (MSI DKA790GX) with a HD 4850 and like my system

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          • #6
            Originally posted by d2kx View Post
            Kano's statement is based on a benchmark I made which had lower results due to a fglrx bug I ran into (very high CPU usage during the test due to EDID & modeline request spamming by the driver, causing short freezes every few seconds).

            I've got a Phenom II X4 940 on a 790GX/SB750 based motherboard (MSI DKA790GX) with a HD 4850 and like my system
            Well it's still your video card that is holding you back. You proc is not your bottleneck. Compare your latest run:

            http://global.phoronix-test-suite.co...745-27234-5490

            vs a system with more graphics horsepower with a 9850 OC'd to 3 Ghz running at a higher res.

            http://global.phoronix-test-suite.co...376-32355-7283

            You can see that it's not the proc holding you back.

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            • #7
              Well a benchmark with 1680x1050 would be better, not everybody has a 1920x1200 to bench against.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Kano View Post
                Well a benchmark with 1680x1050 would be better, not everybody has a 1920x1200 to bench against.
                Happy now? http://global.phoronix-test-suite.co...23-30010-25949

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                • #9
                  Well I still think that your system has a timer issue as your hd benchmarks are too high compared to others too. A 8800 GTS 512 is usually faster than a 8800 GT or did you use SLI? nexuiz runs only on one core basically so quad would not gain anything - you could test that with max_cpu=2 kernel option.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Kano View Post
                    Well I still think that your system has a timer issue as your hd benchmarks are too high compared to others too. A 8800 GTS 512 is usually faster than a 8800 GT or did you use SLI? nexuiz runs only on one core basically so quad would not gain anything - you could test that with max_cpu=2 kernel option.
                    My system is SLI (running afr), thus why I said the CPU is not the bottleneck and on a system with more graphics power gains are had, if the cpu was a bottleneck there would be no gain in SLI mode.
                    Last edited by deanjo; 02-08-2009, 12:39 AM.

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                    • #11
                      wow.. thanks for all the quick posts, this system will be a gaming/Graphics workstation. As I'm a part time web page developer at my work place. so part of the time will it will be used to finish work that i did not get done at the office, my game of choice lately is ioUrbanTerror, and Spore on my wifes windows machine (I plan on running it on wine with the new system). there is one other reason for this system as I am the head system build at my work place and we do not have a quad core in the systems we build, I want to use my system to show the heads, that a very strong quad system can be built with a budget our main customers (banks, and local governments) can afford.
                      Agian thanks for the posts and as soon as I have my system built I'll post my bench marks.
                      and d2kx that system is almost exacly what I want to build. and if your happy with it. I'm sure I will be too. GO DRAGON!

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                      • #12
                        If you want to use wine keep far away from ATI gfx cards...

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                        • #13
                          Ya when it comes to wine, nvidia is the only real choice right now.

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                          • #14
                            hopefully ati will fix the drivers in the near future to run wine better.but Spore is just one game and I can live with out it.
                            a better solution to the wine problem is EA and Blizzard need to start porting games to linux (it will never happen but we can hope)
                            thanks for pointing that fax out.. I have always ran Nvida cards on past systems nut the price and performance of the HD4XXX cards a good.

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                            • #15
                              The price is interesting, but that's all. Just don't blame anybody that nobody told you before when you run into troubles.

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