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Re: Why do I need an AMD64?

Selon Christian Wolf <wolfchri@web.de>:

> Jérôme Marant <jmarant@free.fr> schrieb am 01.10.04 17:18:27:
> My main reasons for the AMD64:
> 1. Power consumption: Using the powernowd, I have 38 degrees Celsius on the
> die running setiathome with nice 19
> --> it uses only a fraction of the P4-power monsters or the AthlonXPs, even
> with the idle-bit on.
> powernowd works on 32 and 64 bit mode.

Good point.

> 2. Speed. Compiling is very fast, even 3D is faster than on 32 bit on the
> same machine (yoper/32bit: 2800 fps in glxgears, gentoo64: 3200 fps, both
> with the latest nvidia-driver)

Good point too.

> So unless you  want to fry eggs on a Pentium4 Monster, get an AMD64. Combined
> with a temperature-controlled fan, you can build yourself a nearly noiseless
> office machine that turns into a gaming tiger when needed.

I'm interested in your arguments. Thanks a lot.

Jérôme Marant

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