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Re: Why do I need an AMD64?

Selon Eric Lacroix <eric.lacroix@free.fr>:

> Le ven 01/10/2004 à 17:00, Jérôme Marant a écrit :
> > I'm pondering buying an Athlon64 machine. However, I wonder why
> > I would need a 64 bits machine.
> > Are there any reasons not to stick to 32 bits currently?
> I don't know.
> I've just bought one today. Why ? I wanted a mini-PC. I've choose the
> Shuttle SN85G4, for athlon64 socket 754. I liked the box. There was an
> equivalent for P4.

Great! I'm looking forward to buy a mini-PC too :-) I'm going to
have a closer look to that Shuttle.

> But the Athlon 64 has a good perf/price ratio (I've bought the 3000+).
> It's fun/new/a technical chalenge to run a 64bit proc. Debian handles
> it.
> Well, it's not good, objective technical reasons, but I wanted more
> speed than my Athlon Tbird 1Ghz, quieter PC. So why not ADM64, for
> general home usage.


Jérôme Marant

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