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Re: Dragonfly and Hyperthreading....

To: Hummel Tom <tom@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
From: davidxu <davidxu@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 08 Mar 2005 20:16:03 +0800

Hummel Tom wrote:
I just browsed into the topic, but K8WE is fully based on NVIDIA kludge
chipsets, the chipsets company is not open source friendly, I don't
think you will get good support from open source world, based on the
point, Intel is still the best X86 Server platform except its CPU

I agree on the Nvidia thing, i experienced many subtile problems during the time since the release of nforce1.
But why you say that makes the AMD Platform bad?

I just heard AMD bet on NVIDIA, this word was out from their mouth, if it was from a mag editor, I won't be that serious.

VIA had it's buggy days, and the Chipsets are fairly ok, and the AMD Chipsets doing a good job ever since.

YES, VIA is my favorite and will always be, but as I said AMD would
like to bet on NVIDIA, this really forces me to leave AMD on SMP

ATI is also coming with their Chipsets which have to show their quality, and there's also ULI left.

...alot of Chipsets you can choose from, i think there's something for everybody in it.

But these chipsets are not used widely as VIA's, and you could get
lots of trouble in open source world, either SATA will not work or
USB not work, or ACPI won't work (NVIDIA always has this problem, and
will continue the story.)


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