> I'm sorry if this question has been answered recently (I'm not
> subscribed to the list).
> I'm planning on getting a new workstation, and I kinda want an AMD
> system. But it seems that most (all?) motherboards for the amd cpu's use
> VIA chipsets, and some people have experienced problems with via
> chipsets and linux.
My Asus A7V (not 133, not 266) is fine with Red Hat 7.1, but it only supports
B-type (100/200 MHz FSB) Athlons. I haven't yet tested it with kernels newer
than what Red Hat provides, though.
> Have these problems been fixed, or are they still present?
I'm not having any that aren't being caused by my hard drives right now.
> would I be better off getting a P4 system?
Certainly not. I've seen benchmarks where an Athlon 1.4 beats the stuffing out
of a P4 1.8. I realize its just a benchmark, but when it happens in about 70%
of the benchmarks (oriented at different subsytstems) it HAS to be more than
And have you seen the price difference lately? Even if the Athlon was slower,
it's still a lot cheaper.
> Řystein Haare
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