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Re: AMD 64 3400+ processor - OT - Linux Chipsets

It was VIA's MVP3 chipset on their super 7 boards that got them the bad
reputation (anyone remember the Windows chipset patch of the week?)

I personally have owned nothing but Intel (except my laptop) since the
FIC VA-503+.

On Wed, 2005-01-05 at 12:37 -0600, Steven Pritchard wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 05, 2005 at 08:21:29AM -0600, NZG wrote:
> > On Tuesday 04 January 2005 07:00 pm, Steven Pritchard wrote:
> > > If this box is going to run Linux, make sure you get a motherboard
> > > with a VIA chipset.
> > 
> > VIA, really? What's so great about them?
> > VIA stuff always seems to be broken in Linux, which I can understand
> > since the engineers at VIA are such complete jerks about releasing
> > their datasheets to anyone but Microsoft(In my experience).
> I don't think VIA has been a problem for almost 5 years.  (I know it
> has been >3 anyway.)
> > You don' t think Intel chipsets are superior?
> Intel doesn't make chipsets for AMD processors.  :-)
> For AMD processors, you have a choice between VIA, NVIDIA, ATI, and
> SiS.  AMD made chipsets for a while, but I think they've stopped now.
> Steve
"Wow, monkey learns to use tools!" - My wife, after spending way too 
                                     much time wrapping Christmas gifts
Paul Nicholas McCubbins

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