AMD 790FX Phenom Chipset On Linux
Phoronix: AMD 790FX Phenom Chipset On Linux
Back in November AMD had launched their "Spider platform", which is made up of AMD's first quad-core processor, ATI Radeon HD 3800 series graphics, and the AMD 7-Series chipsets. While we were quick to cover the ATI Radeon HD 3850 and 3870 graphics under Linux, today after much testing we are finally delivering our first Linux report from AMD's new 790FX Chipset. Is the chipset that's designed for PC enthusiasts and performance seeking overclockers worth anything under Linux? Does this chipset even work with the latest Linux desktop distributions? We'll be answering these questions and more, as we look at the Gigabyte MA790FX-DS5 motherboard.
What about the RAID funcionality?
I'm interested in potentially dual booting a setup, and I can't find details about dmraid and the SB600 SATA controller. In pure linux configurations I never bother with that headache, opting for the controller independent software RAID, but if Windows coexists, I can't find any resources about booting Windows from a Windows software raid setup, so 'fakeraid' may be the most realistic path to peaceful coexistance.
All this presumes that the controller doesn't frontend this in a way as to make it a moot point, but my experience with AHCI chips is that they don't do anything that nice for you.