I see that Lenovo ThinkCentre M78 is certified by Ubuntu, http://www.ubuntu.com/certification/hardware/201212-12227. The processor they tested in certifying was an AMD A6-5400B. However, I would like to get an AMD A8-6500B processor. Should I be confident that Ubuntu would be similarly as stable with the AMD A8-6500B as the certified processor? Thanks in advance.

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No. Those APUs are not even from the same family. The A6-5400B is a Trinity family processor, and the A8-6500B is a Richland one. It is very likely that they need different drivers.

  • As a follow-up, I have had the Lenovo desktop I mention for the last year running Xubuntu 14.04, and it works great even though it is not one of the certified machines. Thank you for the insight in your answer.
    – jbrock
    Sep 25, 2015 at 22:46

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