Mainboard for amd64 (and some other questions)

Roland Smith rsmith at
Thu Nov 3 11:13:13 PST 2005

On Thu, Nov 03, 2005 at 06:40:05PM +0100, Felix 'buebo' Kakrow wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm looking for a Mainboard for an amd64 desktop machine. I know the  
> list of supported mainboards on 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.


R.F.Smith ( Please send e-mail as plain text.
public key:
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: not available
Type: application/pgp-signature
Size: 187 bytes
Desc: not available
Url :

More information about the freebsd-amd64 mailing list