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Eeqmcsq

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The 5050e should support AMD virtualization. Poking around the web just now, I found this quote from an AMD spokesperson for AMD desktop processors.

With the exceptions of Sempron-branded processors and pre-Rev F Athlon branded processors, all of the desktop processors shipped by AMD include AMD-V
 

Knavish

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Originally posted by: Eeqmcsq
The 5050e should support AMD virtualization. Poking around the web just now, I found this quote from an AMD spokesperson for AMD desktop processors.

With the exceptions of Sempron-branded processors and pre-Rev F Athlon branded processors, all of the desktop processors shipped by AMD include AMD-V
Makes sense to me. I'd be shocked if the 5050e had any difference from the 4850e other than 100mhz.

 

Fox5

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They don't support all of the virtualization features though, you need a Phenom for that.
And VMware and VirtualBox will run just fine without any virtualization features.
 

Gikaseixas

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It does support it

the thing is that newegg does a lousy job when it comes to consistently filling up the spec sheet of certain items (cpu's, video cards, etc) so don't go by them.
 

nubian1

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All dual core & up AM2, AM2+ & AM3 AMD processors support AMD-V (Virtualization) extensions.
I presently have an AMD 7750 based server running Xen Server 5.5 and love it.

 

Fox5

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Originally posted by: nubian1
All dual core & up AM2, AM2+ & AM3 AMD processors support AMD-V (Virtualization) extensions.
I presently have an AMD 7750 based server running Xen Server 5.5 and love it.
Phenom based AMD cpus have additional virtualization extensions. If you're doing heavy virtualization, you want a phenom.
And if you're not, it doesn't really matter what cpu you have, even one without virtualization extensions since all the major VM programs don't require them.
 

nubian1

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Originally posted by: Fox5
Originally posted by: nubian1
All dual core & up AM2, AM2+ & AM3 AMD processors support AMD-V (Virtualization) extensions.
I presently have an AMD 7750 based server running Xen Server 5.5 and love it.
Phenom based AMD cpus have additional virtualization extensions. If you're doing heavy virtualization, you want a phenom.
And if you're not, it doesn't really matter what cpu you have, even one without virtualization extensions since all the major VM programs don't require them.
Actually if you are going "Bare Metal", setting up a dedicated VM Server, than the extensions are required for example if you are using Xen Server or KVM (Proxmox) which both require either Vx-T or AMD-V or they will refuse to work/install. As for virtualization on the desktop, VMware workstation or Virtualbox, the extensions are not needed but will enhance the performance of your vm's.

For a basic "Bare Metal" hypervisor based setup for the home the 5050e will do fine. For a small office or larger one can always step up to a more capable cpu.



 

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