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Its also seems you need to run 4 vm to get the tlb bug appear, so i can safely run xen virtualization with atleast 2 vm system and the tlb fix disabled . Im considering a 64 bit Ubuntu 8.04 with a 32 bit linux and 32 bit windows vm:=)
After all it would be a shame not to use the virtualization functions of the Phenom.
This is very interesting, I'm also quite interested in seeing benchmark results against other quad-core processors. Like the Q6600 for example.
Now one question, mentioned above is the "Barcelona design"... is the Phenom a Barcelona series processor? In any way equivalent to either 875 or 2347?
I'm looking forward to the comparative benchmarks!
I think (but I'm not 100% sure) that Phenom numbers should be faster if anything.
From what I remember the smaller AM2-type packages don't include SMP support but the PhenomFX and Barcelone packages have more pins (1200+ IIRC) and presumably can include whatever is needed to support multiple CPUs on a board (ie 8+ cores).
Take all this with a grain of salt, of course -- I'm a graphics guy
Looks like most of the Phenom problems have been overstated then, I was thinking of buying one when I came across the Phoronix article. Anyone experiencing the 'psychedelic-colours' bug in Ubuntu (see article)?