[linux-audio-user] AMD Turion 64 X2 ?

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From: oz <oz@...>
To: <linux-audio-user@...>
Date: Sunday, July 9, 2006 - 2:43 pm

Hi @ all,

I have sympathy for a new notebook with AMD Turion 64 X2 dual-core
cpu. It would open some new possibilities, like virtualization
(pacifica, xen etc.), pure AMD64 Debian arch, other 32-bit OS' and -
and that is the question - good realtime-audio performance?

Do the realtime patches of Ingo Molnar work with SMP-Kernels for
example? And the LSM-modules?

Or is the realtime-preemption in Linux just optimized for single cpu

My main interest would be to use the laptop sometimes as
"Linux-sound-module" triggered by an external midi-keyboard. Profit
virtual-instruments (virtual-synths, VSTis) much from having two CPUs
and therefore enhanced multithreading? Or is it contra-productive

If using a SMP-Kernel would produce hassles - would it be a safe
workaround to compile a kernel *without* SMP support and then driving
one Turion core would be sufficient?

Please forgive these many questions, but I just won't trust the
marketing blindly for the benefits of dual-cores without asking some
experienced users.

Thanks for your time

P.S. What about the laptop-fan? Can I expect, that it starts and stops
frequently when the Turion computes "sound"? (that would be annoying)

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[linux-audio-user] AMD Turion 64 X2 ?, oz, (Sun Jul 9, 2:43 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] AMD Turion 64 X2 ?, Michael Pacey, (Mon Jul 10, 4:10 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] AMD Turion 64 X2 ?, oz, (Mon Jul 10, 11:08 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] AMD Turion 64 X2 ?, Yves Potin, (Mon Jul 10, 11:38 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] AMD Turion 64 X2 ?, Lee Revell, (Mon Jul 10, 11:18 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] AMD Turion 64 X2 ?, Frank Barknecht, (Sun Jul 9, 2:58 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] AMD Turion 64 X2 ?, oz, (Mon Jul 10, 10:25 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] AMD Turion 64 X2 ?, carmen, (Mon Jul 10, 9:55 pm)