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

youshi10 at youshi10 at
Tue Jun 5 22:26:43 UTC 2007

On Tue, 5 Jun 2007 eculp at wrote:

> Quoting "Kenneth P. Stox" <ken at>:
>> On Tue, 2007-06-05 at 11:40 -0500, eculp at wrote:
>>> I also had the idea that AMD had purchased a chunk of nvidia
>>> which made the decision make even more sense to me.
>> AMD bought ATI, not NVidia.
> Thanks Kenneth, but now I am confused.  Why would all the AMD64 laptops that 
> I've been looking at have nvidia video?  Doesn't matter.  I would assume that 
> xorg would work with ATI, going to double check with HP to confirm which the 
> laptop has, I know I am not crazy about HP either but at least they have 
> service where I am.
> Thanks again,
> ed

Business contracts. HP probably gets ATI cheaper on bulk compared to nVidia.
The ATI / AMD merge happened in the past 5 months too, so it's not going to affect purchasing for a while I think..

Lenovo (formerly IBM) is still selling ATI card in their laptops even though they do house their hardware with Intel CPUs and chipsets.


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