[mythtv-users] Motherboard upgrade question - ION2 or CPU grunt?

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Mon Jan 16 15:09:46 UTC 2012

On 01/16/2012 07:59 AM, Richard Morton wrote:
> I can't comment as I don't know amd. However it has ati graphics and I 
> have a lenovo think pad t60 with radon graphics which won't work with 
> linux without overheating and crashing, so I have sworn off them.
> I thought fusion was amd's equivalent of atom ion.

More like AMD's equivalent of Intel Sandy Bridge*--but AMD's has much 
better graphics hardware, which is mostly terrible** on GNU/Linux for 
any graphically-demanding tasks, including video, due to the available 
drivers (both proprietary and FLOSS).

*Though AMD announced the plan for Fusion--and Intel said it was a 
stupid idea--before Intel started Sandy Bridge.

**OK, I'll say, "relatively terrible"--meaning "relative to nvidia 


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