Re: Getting an Athlon 64 system
I have a MSI K8T Neo FIS2R motherboard with VIA K8T800 and it is working very stable in both Linux (also Gentoo compiled for AMD64) and Windows XP (32-bit). I think that VIA is the safest choice for Linux. It looks like VIA releases more specifications to opensource developers so they can make drivers earlier and better ones. For example I had quite some problems with nForce 2 chipset in my old computer and no problem with VIA K8T800. Can't say what the situation is with nForce3 but I guess this hasen't changed a lot since then.