Gentoo Archives: gentoo-user

From: Michael Mol <mikemol@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] ~gcc-4.7.0
Date: Tue, 29 May 2012 13:00:34
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-user] ~gcc-4.7.0 by microcai
1 On Tue, May 29, 2012 at 4:30 AM, microcai <microcai@×××××××××××××.org> wrote:
3 > 2012/5/29 Michael Mol <mikemol@×××××.com>
5 [snip]
7 >> I'm mostly looking forward to Bulldozer support and RDRAND.
8 >>
9 >
10 > LOL I thought no one buys it
12 The average decent-quality AMD-supporting motherboard that supports
13 the level of contemporary features I want costs 100-130 USD, and I
14 generally go for a CPU in the range of $150-$180. So that's a total
15 ticket price of about $250-$310 USD. I've been using AMD machines in
16 my home for five or six years, now; generally, when one box gets
17 upgraded, parts of it (especially the CPU) get put into a different
18 box to upgrade that. That hasn't been possible on Intel.
20 An Intel-supporting motherboard with the level of contemporary
21 features I want becomes my first hurdle. Just for the base set of
22 features I'd want (6 current-speed SATA ports, max "supported" RAM of
23 32GB, LGA1155), I'm looking at $230 and up. For a processor?
24 $200-$320. And I'd want an i7, not an i5, so we're talking upper
25 range.
27 Yes, the early Bulldozers don't measure up to the Phenom II, but
28 amdfam10 is going away, and Bulldozer will get past that mark. Rather
29 similar how Intel's early NetBurst cores didn't manage to beat Pentium
30 IIIs, but later ones did. (Yeah, NetBurst eventually bit the dust,
31 and for good reason. I have to think, though, that a lot of what Intel
32 learned with NetBurst went into preparing them for Sandy Bridge's
33 incredible overclocking range.)
35 So, yeah, while I'd love a performance-grade Intel desktop box, it's
36 going to be hard to justify the price ticket. Even if I don't manage
37 to get an IvyBridge desktop box, I do want to get my hands on an
38 IvyBridge i3 motherboard; that RDRAND instruction is going to be sweet
39 in a network gateway machine, and the power consumption deliciously
40 low.
42 --
43 :wq


Subject Author
Re: [gentoo-user] ~gcc-4.7.0 Volker Armin Hemmann <volkerarmin@××××××××××.com>