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HW/PC recommendation please

Postby queBurro » Wed Feb 20, 2013 10:34 am

Hi,
We're upgrading our existing model PC (from an old Core2 duo) to something new and we're a bit edgy about putting in the order for a PC when we're not that sure QNX641 will run on it.

I've unsuccessfully searched here: http://www.qnx.org.uk/developers/hardware_support/ and was a bit surprised to not find supported CPUs. Can I just assume an i5 is going to work or should I play it safer and go for an older CPU (Core2 Quad), is there some place I can look this up (I've googled and not found anything so far). Thanks
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Re: HW/PC recommendation please

Postby maschoen » Wed Feb 20, 2013 7:08 pm

I think it's pretty pointless to have a list of supported x86 processors.
QNX 6.4.1 will work if it's an x86 processor. QNX doesn't support 64bit mode (yet), but as far as I know, there are no 64bit only processors yet.
A more important issue is whether the peripherals will work.
The hardware database will tell you about video, and networking chips supported, probably the area of most difficulty.
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Re: HW/PC recommendation please

Postby queBurro » Thu Feb 21, 2013 8:54 am

maschoen wrote:I think it's pretty pointless to have a list of supported x86 processors.
QNX 6.4.1 will work if it's an x86 processor. QNX doesn't support 64bit mode (yet), but as far as I know, there are no 64bit only processors yet.
A more important issue is whether the peripherals will work.
The hardware database will tell you about video, and networking chips supported, probably the area of most difficulty.


thanks, I was assuming that the onboard NIC wouldn't work out of the box but I'd also assumed the onboard video would... cheers I'll check the video.
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Re: HW/PC recommendation please

Postby maschoen » Thu Feb 21, 2013 4:58 pm

I've had good luck with onboard NIC's. QNX has a long list of supported chips. Video always works, sort of. All Video seems to come with a VESA interface which is supported, but it's not as good as native support. It's much better if the chip is supported directly.
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