New hardware, AMD A8 3850 APU

After some thought’s and price comparisons I decided to try the new platform from AMD and 12.1 Beta. Well, -it was some work during the weekend. I found this excellent post where I solved out some issues. There is a problem that the plattform is quite new.

Now the machine is up and running with dual monitors and I’m happy with 12.1 Beta and AMD A8 3850 APU, It manages a lot of load and deliver some decent graphics performance to a very nice price.

So I must admit I am envious of anyone running with eight cores, which is what I understand from your post numbers. It would be nice to see how fast this rig can compile a kernel, if you are game. Of course, using openSUSE 12.1 has kernel 3. something already. But it is the compile time that matters. My work laptop, a dual core i5 something takes 38 minutes to compile a kernel. On an Intel i7 870, I get a compile in 11-13 minutes, depending on the exact rig setup. With an Intel i7 2600K and using a SSD hard drive, I can manager an 8 minute kernel compile, which is my best time so far. is not yet posting kernel tarballs, but you can get them your self with my sgtb bash script AND you can compile them with my bash script sakc, which will state the compile time. I know nothing else that is easy to setup that can challenge your rig’s CPU power like doing a a kernel compile. Here are the two links…

SGTB - SuSE Git Kernel Tarball Creator - Version 1.53 - Blogs - openSUSE Forums


S.A.K.C. - SUSE Automated Kernel Compiler - Version 2.50 - Blogs - openSUSE Forums

Nothing ventured nothing gained as they say. Can you get bragging rights here with the faster kernel compile in the openSUSE forum? Don’t forget that screen capture if the time is really fast.

Thank You,