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No.35152

So, how does the new Ryzen products from AMD handle Linux? Unless its God-like support, I'm sticking to my Intel Nvidia setup.

The next PC I build will likely be for audio and video production, not gaming anyway.

  No.35154

Saw someone in a thread say it actually performs better under Linux than Windows. Not sure how true though..

But there is a possibility of them supporting coreboot/libreboot, reddit link below

https://www.reddit.com/r/Amd/comments/5x4hxu/we_are_amd_creators_of_athlon_radeon_and_other/def5h1b/

https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=ryzen-1800x-linux&num=1

  No.35178

Old binaries using old libraries, single threaded; both on linux (so either non-free software or older software that doesn't work with newest libraries because of ABI breakage) and win7: worse (or almost on par) than Sandy Bridge.
Latest gcc: multiple make operation: good or better performance compared to haswell-e or bw-e equilevant 8c/16th.

Not good. Very disappointing indeed.
And thus x86/amd64 is dead.

  No.35179

>>35154
>there is a possibility of them supporting coreboot/libreboot
I doubt they would support Coreboot (Libreboot out of the question) to any degree other than superficially, if that. The amount of people who care about the PSP/IME backdoors aren't significant enough for AMD to have a conscience and do the right thing. They're a for-profit company, after all, and to relinquish control over users is not in their best financial interests.

  No.35180

>>35178
And I can safely say that this reaffirms my own stance: stay on 32nm chips on Intel (Sandy Bridge) and with 45nm chips on AMD (Thuban).
No more x86/amd64 cpu upgrades for me (hell, I'm fine with my k6 setup too).

  No.35181

>>35152
how did you get an Nvidia processor?

Anyway, level1techs did all their tests in linux AFAIK. The microcode and firmware works fine.

  No.35212

>>35180
I will remain with Intel chips and motherboards for a while. They have always served me well.

>>35181
By Nvidia, I am talking about their GPUs. I do not actually have the Nvidia 'chip' so to speak.

  No.35235

>>35179
100% this.

To think that a company like AMD or Intel would open-source or free a firmware blob like the ME/PSP/AGESA stuff is a dream.

The only thing I we can do is look to alternative architecture or computers like the EOMA68 to help us get away from losing our control of the devices we own.

  No.35360

>>35181
Wendell just put out a video saying he's barely done anything in Windows, so yes. Looks like they might support ECC, which would be neat.
source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VjGWqTFultI