Mainboard for amd64 (and some other questions)
rsmith at xs4all.nl
Thu Nov 3 11:13:13 PST 2005
On Thu, Nov 03, 2005 at 06:40:05PM +0100, Felix 'buebo' Kakrow wrote:
> I'm looking for a Mainboard for an amd64 desktop machine. I know the
> list of supported mainboards on freebsd.org and I'f tried to find a
> something with google, but the combination of PCI-Express and fully
> (or even mostly) supported seems to be very hard to find.
AFAIK, FreeBSD nor Xorg supports PCI-Express yet.
> Iam looking for board with a fast chipset (something like the
> nForce4), SATA, gigabit ethernet and sound on-board supported in
Avoid nForce chipsets; they don't work well with most free OS/s.
> Can anybody recommend a mainboard?
Anything with a VIA K8T800 will work well. I've used an MSI NEO FSR
(MS-6702) and a Asus A8V DeLuxe, and they both work.
> Aside from this I hear that there's some efford to port the nvidia
> binary driver to amd64, so a nvidia graphics card seems to be a good
> choice here (game performance under windows is not totally
> unimportand to me ;-)). I do like the GigaByte GV-NX66128DP because
> it's fanless, reasonally priced and has a realistic performance, but
> I'm not sure about it because I have no idea if I'll ever get some 3D-
> Support under amd64.
Probably not. For supported 3D, get a Radeon 9250. It's the latest
supported by the DRI infrastructure in the kernel and Xorg.
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