The amd c-60 processor?

  • Yes I was looking into maybing building me a pfsense box. I have one currently running on an old celeron pc that a friend gave me years ago. Anyways, it is actually running pretty go, to my surprise. I wanted one that may use a little les power. I have a PCI-e intel dual port server nic i bought on ebay for 40 bucks and none of the atom boards i could find had pci-e and if they did they were a little more expensive. Would the c-60 be just fine for pfsense or maybe the e-350?

  • Yes/No/Maybe

    It all depends on what you want it to do. The hardware sizing guide says that a 1 GHz processor should be good for up to 200 Mb/s (and a modern 1 GHz processor probably handles more than that).

    You need to look at the bandwidth you need it to support, how many packets per second you need it to support and what packages you want to install and run. All of those make a difference to the processor (and memory) you need.

  • well i mainly will be using it in my apartment. I like how pfsense does the traffic shaping and my roomate always seems to steal the bandwidth and it seems to still cause my 150 dollar wireless router to crap out from time to time.My roomate is an intense gamer and streams movies all the time as well. it gets so bad that my voip line is almost unusable.  I have a pfsense box on an older computer, but i wanted something more power friendly..My biggest concern was if it would even work with pfsense to begin with. I couldnt fine much concerning people that had amd c series processors. I could always just get the e-350 processor.  But im not using it for anything too great. Now i do stream movies from my plex server from time to time though…....

  • It'll work, they're all x86 compatible.

  • oh ok, thanks. I was just concerned freebsd may have issues with a newer processor or something. Thanks

  • @rfischer1984:

    oh ok, thanks. I was just concerned freebsd may have issues with a newer processor or something. Thanks

    There are sometimes issues with driver support for "new" chipsets. To try to reduce such problems I would get a motherboard for FreeBSD only if the chipset had been widely available for at least six months before the release of version of FreeBSD I was planning to run. Or, I would select a motherboard/CPU with virtualisation hardware so I would have the option of running pfSense in a VM to try and hide the new (and possibly troublesome) hardware.

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