Virtualization Technology (VT) and its use for VMware Tags: CPUs Product Last response: February 16, 2009 4:52 AM in CPUs Share psycoshot February 13, 2009 7:34:29 PM Hey, So I am looking to buy a CPU. Right now I am choosing between: Intel Pentium E5200 Wolfdale 2.5GHz 2MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - Retail OCed to 3.6-4GHz ish AND AMD Athlon 64 X2 7750 Kuma 2.7GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache 2MB L3 Cache Socket AM2+ 95W Dual-Core black edition Processor - Retail OCed to 3-3.2GHz Basically, I need to know what difference I'll see with AMD's chip having VT. I run linux and windows (dual boot). In linux I'm hoping to run a VM (virtualbox maybe?). So with AMDs VT, will I notice a large difference in performance (with a VM) or will the high clocked Intel chip still beat it. Thanks! Oh by the way, I don't know much about VT but I'm assuming that it aids VM performance? More about : virtualization technology vmware GhislainG a c 113 à CPUs February 13, 2009 8:21:37 PM If you run a single VM, having VT won't really make much of a difference. The fastest system will be the best one. If you were running several busy VMs, then VT would help a bit. psycoshot February 13, 2009 10:31:48 PM Ok thanks. I'll look into getting the intel then. Do I need an 800FSB mobo to run a 800 FSB CPU (E5200) or will a mobo with 1066 work? Or could I just OC? Related resources Virtualization Technology (vt-d) on mother board(Intel DQ87PG) vs Processor(i7 4770) - Forum Virtualization Technology (VT-x) - Forum Any interesting ways to use VMWare / virtualization? - Forum Intel Virtualization Technology - How To Use? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer GhislainG a c 113 à CPUs February 13, 2009 10:41:23 PM The chipset determines the maximum FSB. A motherboard that supports a 1066 Mhz FSB or faster will support all lower FSBs. WR2 a c 203 à CPUs February 13, 2009 10:46:29 PM E5xxx/E7xxx series doesn't support virtualization. You'll need to step up to the E8400 for virtualization support. X2 7750 Kuma does have virtualization support. GhislainG a c 113 à CPUs February 13, 2009 10:47:37 PM For one VM, it doesn't matter, particularly if using VMware. amdfangirl a b à CPUs February 15, 2009 9:51:25 AM Virtualization technology makes a big difference when it comes to VMs... except that gain normally comes from having two or more VMs... look on the bight side, you can run a 64bit guest on a 32 bit host psycoshot February 15, 2009 12:37:05 PM Alright. Thanks for all the replys. I think I'm actually going with the Phenom II x3 720. amdfangirl a b à CPUs February 16, 2009 2:45:00 AM More cores the merrier... I thinkz they still have the 9600 BE for the same price... psycoshot February 16, 2009 3:02:52 AM The PII x3 OCs much higher and I game quite a bit but also a little bit of multi-core apps. Its a lot more powerful when I'll be using fewer, higher clocked cores. amdfangirl a b à CPUs February 16, 2009 4:14:46 AM Sure, nice choice anyways psycoshot February 16, 2009 4:52:58 AM Yeah. I really can't wait for this! Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !