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Re: Don't see much difference between i386 vs amd64

On Wed, 2004-09-08 at 09:37, Mario Bertrand wrote:
> Hi,
> I have successfully install debian with sid-amd64-monolithic.iso on my
> second ide (+kernel 2.6.8-3) and I don't see much difference in the
> performance vs i386 sarge (+kernel 2.6.8-1) on my first ide. It is
> normal? Should I expect more? Someone told me that I should buy a new
> hard drive with more cache (8M) to take benefit of faster cpu.
> hda  - 2048k cache - 3923.96 BogoMIPS	/ i386
> hdb  - 69k cache   - 3932.16    ""	/ amd64

BogoMIPS just tells you about the clock speed of your CPU, roughly
speaking.  As the name says, it's Bogus and Misleading.

In my experience the 64-bit mode of the Opteron gains about 20% over the
32-bit mode, and of course you can address more memory per process.


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