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    Phoronix: AMD's Spider Platform On Linux?

    This morning AMD has introduced their new cutting-edge PC platform that's codenamed "Spider". The Spider platform consists of AMD's Phenom quad-core processors, ATI Radeon HD 3800 graphics, and the AMD 7-series chipsets.

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=NjIwNw

  • #2
    hope my quad gpu will work

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    • #3
      On january, I will purchase:

      AMD Phenom X4 with B3 stepping (current ones have B2)
      Gigabyte motherboard with AMD 790FX and SB700 (current ones have SB600)
      4 GB DDR2-800 CL4
      Zalman 9700 LED

      At the moment I have

      ASUS A8R-MVP (S939, AMD RD480, ULI M1575)
      AMD Athlon 64 Singlecore @ 2.5 GHz
      2 GB DDR400 CL3
      Zalman 7700 AlCu

      and I'll keep my AMD Radeon X1900 XT 512 for at least 6 more month.

      Should be a nice update, I guess. It nearly is a Spider platform then.

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      • #4
        im more near a spider am2 5600+ 790 FX /sb600 though,
        2x 3870.

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        • #5
          Someone must be a real AMD fan to buy that cpu - when you look at the price Intel quad cores are not more expensive, you only save a motherboard. Also OC works well with Intel too (33% with my E6600 with stock cooler). Only in very rare benchmarks these new AMD cpus win...

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          • #6
            Tell me about it I used to be fan of AMD because their processors were better value for money. My first computer had the 1GHz Thunderbird processor and it's been like this since.

            This year my dad got a mad deal for an Acer PC with an E6400, and since he had a PC already he told me take it or leave it. I've already got a Sempron 3100+ that's overclocked to FX-57 speeds on a DFI nF3 250GB and 7600GT AGP so that I can play the latest games. It was really difficult to make the decision to switch to the Intel CPU as my main PC. Now I'll be switching the ECS MB to MSI Neo2-FR and will also add a 8800GT once supply ramps up and prices fall.

            Mostly picking a CPU is about bragging rights First 1 GHz CPU, great overclocking Bartons (instant 2500+ > 3200+), cooler running processors (SOI) than P4 Prescotts, 64-bit Linux OS, and now native quad-core.

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            • #7
              Has anyone had tried running any variety of linux on the 7 series chipsets?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by sreyan View Post
                Has anyone had tried running any variety of linux on the 7 series chipsets?
                I have a 790FX board sitting on my TODO desk for about a week, will hopefully get to it within a few days.
                Michael Larabel
                http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Michael View Post
                  I have a 790FX board sitting on my TODO desk for about a week, will hopefully get to it within a few days.

                  Thanks Michael!

                  Very interested to see what will work

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by sreyan View Post

                    Very interested to see what will work
                    Yeah! I like to buy myself a new rig and the MSI K9A2 Platinum along with a AMD Athlon64 X2 6400+ are momentarily both on my list, so I'm really looking forward to a test of that chipset.

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                    • #11
                      Well i could not hold me back anymore so i have ordered a system consisting of 790fx 9600 Black Edition and a His 3850

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                      • #12
                        We'll be publishing the start of our Spider tests next week.
                        Michael Larabel
                        http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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                        • #13
                          That spider stuff reminds me of the Diablo II item sets where you can unleash some extra power by collecting the whole set...

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Michael View Post
                            We'll be publishing the start of our Spider tests next week.
                            Looking forward to it! Haven't seen any Linux benchmarks yet (actually can't seem to find any non-Windows benches).

                            I hope you have a good board/BIOS. Nearly all of the reviews I've seen of the Phenom are using either pre-production boards or a bugged BIOS. For example, the Asus M3A32-MVP seems to have no issues with Phenom's memory configuration, whereas the MSI K9A2 CF does (it did at the time of the 9600 reviews).

                            BTW, I think it's bloody absurd to compare a $240 Phenom to a $950 Core 2 Extreme. Rumor has it the Phenom 9900 will be ~350 USD - anyone can confirm?

                            It is very telling that business/desktop and mixed-app benchmarks are in favor of the Phenom, whereas gaming benchmarks or anything taking advantage of the HUGE cache Intel puts on all their CPU these days are in their court. I am hearing very, very positive reviews from the scientific community on Phenom, and to be certain I mean science and research...

                            I've seen it mentioned that the Phenoms don't appear to slow down when all four cores are under %100 load. As in run anything SMP such as BOINC or similar, then proceed to go about your normal business-type apps. Supposedly there's no perceivable slow-down whereas the Intel's show apparent. I don't have any personal experience on this, but it would be interesting to find out from a reliable source

                            [Edit - lol i didn't phrase that right..]
                            Last edited by edged; 12-30-2007, 07:37 PM.

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