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Old 04-26-2010, 06:31 AM
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Hello,

What's best laptop to install PC-BSD ? Laptop without graphic driver problem (nVidia), and best performance under PC-BSD ?

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Old 04-26-2010, 09:16 AM
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any modern system would be fine.
just make sure it has a Nvidia graphics card.
and preferably a Intel processor.
AMD processors work as well but FreeBSD (and with that PCBSD) is i386.
AMD processors use RISC internally so it would have to convert all i386 commands into RISC commands, which, obviously, slows the system.
(AMD processors are actually way faster then Intel, but only with native RISC software, most software is i386/i686 which will make the user experience them to be slower)

Personally I use a Toshiba Satellite L550D-11n, which has a AMD CPU and a ATI graphics card.
it works fine with PCBSD, but I don't have full hardware support, and no 3D acceleration on the graphics since AMD doesn't make BSD drivers (NVidia does)

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I prefer Nvidia video cards, since their driver support is a lot better
in PC-BSD. Aside from that, a core i5, or Athlon x2 or better is great
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if an athlon X2 works a i3 should be enough...
a i3 it stronger then an Athlon X2.
(the i3 has a higher clock speed, more cache (twice or four times as much!), and has HTT (HyperTreading Tecnologie, 2 threads in each core, so a i3 has four threads and a Athlon X2 only two))
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RISC and CISC aren't differentiating characteristics of AMD and Intel CPUs, it hasn't been like that for a decade now.
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Hello Folks,

I am waiting for the time I can get the HP dv7 with the Athlon II.
My friend has one, and it is so sweet.
Sorry I love HP, since they do "*nix printer drivers". Not to mention they have their own *nix.
I love the "under dog"!
As for the AMD comments refer to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X64
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