Intel C2D COREs not used equally in FreeBSD 7.0-CURRENT i386

Wesley Shields wxs at
Tue Jun 5 17:02:33 UTC 2007

On Tue, Jun 05, 2007 at 11:40:34AM -0500, eculp at wrote:
>  Quoting Garrett Cooper <youshi10 at>:
> > Diego Depaoli wrote:
> >> 2007/6/5, Ed Schouten <ed at>:
> >>>> In practice there's (almost) only one reason not to run
> >>>> FreeBSD/amd64 on amd64-capable hardware:  If you depend
> >>>> on a certain piece of software which is known not to run
> >>>> correctly in 64bit mode.  Fortunately those are not many.
> >>>
> >>> I guess most of those are still waiting for a 64-bits nvidia.ko.
> >> That's true.
> >> Is there any news?
> >>
> >    Yeah, a lot of people are still waiting for that (including me.. can't 
> > get nv to work under amd64 :(...).
> >    We should band together and get nvidia to speed up amd64 development a 
> > bit more *sigh*..
>  Boy am I glad that I am reading this thread.
>  As weird as it may sound, I was going to go buy a new laptop, amd64 with 
>  nvidia.  In fact the explanation given by Oliver helped push me over to AMD 
>  in addition to past experience has always been good with them.  I also had 
>  the idea that AMD had purchased a chunk of nvidia which made the decision 
>  make even more sense to me.  Luckily  I saw these, before rather that after 
>  the fact.
>  I understand from this that the nvidia will not run the new xorg-7.2 with 
>  AMD64?  Am I reading this right or am I just having a case of PRE-buyers 
>  remorse?  ;)

Nvidia cards work just fine - just not with the nvidia driver.  I'm
using xorg 7.2 with the nv driver just fine on an AMD64 laptop.

-- WXS

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