Will Sempron 754 run with FreeBSD i386?
Olaf van der Spek
olafvdspek at gmail.com
Mon Apr 4 08:04:01 PDT 2005
On Apr 4, 2005 3:33 PM, Andrew P. <infofarmer at mail.ru> wrote:
> Gareth Bailey wrote:
> > Thanks. Can anyone else comment on the following points?:
> > The 754 Sempron:
> > - Will run in FreeBSD 4.11 i386?
> > - Will not be faster than Sempron socket A?
> > Thanks
> > Gareth
> I think you forgot to cc this message to
> freebsd-questions. Anyways, to further
> comment on these issues:
> Sempron cores are identical in Socket A and
> Socket 754 versions. Both support only 32-bit
Are you sure?
The s754 versions have an on die memory controller and a K8 core
(although with disabled 64-bit mode), which should make it
significantly faster then the K7 based Sempron on sA.
> instruction sets (i686 in terms of CPUTYPE
> and i386 in terms of MACHINE). Any x86 OS
> will run on Sempron/754 smoothly. Personally,
> I think it's a much better choice than Celeron D.
> Sempron/754 might be a little faster than
> it's Socket A version - but that's _only_
> because of the chipsets for Socket 754 are
> more advanced than Socket A ones. I would
> generally recommend using Sempron/754, as
> you could upgrade to Athlon 64 later and
> FreeBSD/x64 then. On the other hand, s754
> will be deprecated in a few years in favour
> of s939.
Even for Sempron?
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