Is the AMD GX-217GA usable

hi all
simple question: is the AMD GX-217GA supported by the actual ipfireversion and (by the way) what is the actual version?
thanks for help & regards
wusel chaos team

Hi @wusel-chaos-team

Welcome to the IPFire community.

I don’t see any reason for it not to work. It is an x86_64 processor.

It is part of the AMD Embedded G series which also includes the GX-412TC which is used in the Lightning Wire Labs mini appliance (pc-engines apu4 series motherboard)with no problems.

The main difference is that the GX-217GA only has two cores, which if you use more than two network interfaces will results in a reduced max network throughput. The GX-412TC has 4 cores which can then assign a core per network interface to maximise network throughput.

However I would expect that IPFire will work fine with that processor.

The current version is Core Update 176.

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also ich antworte mal in deutsch (hoffentliche motzt keiner…)
danke fĂĽr die prompte reaktion!
ich werde mir dann wohl eine apu.4d4 von pc-engines zulegen

The language of the forum is English so please make any replies in English.


:bellhop_bell: the pc-engines apu boards are EOL PC Engines apu platform EOL
if it will be used with a PPPoE based connection
pay attention to the <200mbit limit :face_with_monocle:

Specs of the CPU are available from AMD embedded

Although it is faster, at 1.65 GHz, than the processor in the Lightning Wire Labs mini, it is an entry level product having several limitations:

  • 2 cores
  • only 1 MB L2 cache
  • single channel DDR 3 1600 memory

My quad-core 1 GHz A6-1450 is not much better and has been fine for a simple RED + GREEN IPFire installation with no addons and low Internet speed.

Do you have any source for a 200 MBit/s limit over PPPoE or do you mean the download limit of VDSL2?

Thanks, it wasn’t clear to me if it was about a software or hardware limit.