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NewsForge: LinuxWorld Expo: Preview of dual-processor DDR Athlon Linux performance

Feb 01, 2001, 08:06 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jeff Field)

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"For years, dual processor x86 systems have only been possible with Intel CPUs, and for the most part on Intel chipsets. AMD has come up with an answer to this, its 760MP chipset. At LinuxWorld, I was given the opportunity to use a dual Athlon system with DDR memory on a prerelease 760MP board manufactured by Tyan, and initial impressions are very positive...."

"The CPUs used in these tests were two AMD Athlon 1.2GHz CPUs. As far as I could tell, these were standard Athlon processors. The CPUs were running on a 266MHz frontside bus connected to 256 megabytes of PC2100 DDR RAM. The chipset was a prerelease 760MP running on a Tyan motherboard. The system was running Mandrake 7.2 with a 2.4 kernel. The kernel used in the kernel compiles was 2.4.0ac12...."

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