I am looking for a cheap CPU that supports virtualization. However, I do not know which CPU is better. Right now I’m looking for a CPU that supports an OS using QubesOS, a Xen virtualization technology. I have a Lenovo Thinkpad x230.
Purpose of use
We do not play games, videos, or videos with high image quality. Basically, I’m going to run several VMs at the same time to search, email, and program in the browser, so I don’t need a very high quality CPU like the Mac Pro. I can’t afford my wallet.
The following are required for this OS: (Https://www.qubes-os.org/doc/system-requirements/)
-64-bit Intel or AMD processor (x86_64 aka x64 aka AMD64)
-Intel VT-x with EPT or AMD-V with RVI
-Intel VT-d or AMD-Vi (aka AMD IOMMU)
-4 GB RAM
-32 GiB disk space
-Fast SSD (strongly recommended)
-Intel IGP (strongly preferred)
-Nvidia GPUs may require significant troubleshooting.
-AMD GPUs have not been formally tested, but Radeons (RX580 and earlier) generally work well
Also, please tell me about the following questions about CPU.
What are cheap and good quality manufacturers? (I don’t need brand power.) In my opinion, Intel and AMD are equal in quality. Intel has a higher idea.
How long is the life of the CPU? Or how many years should I buy a new one?