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Re: intel i3 processor

Amd64 is also about more general purposes registers in addition to bigger numbers.

Generally speaking anything will benefit from more registers, and if a problem uses the larger int's (or uses a large number library which uses them) you will experience enormous performance gains.

More addressable memory helps as well.

There is 64bit flash bit adobe dropped it. It can be found if you are happy with the known security problems.

8 years of amd64 and counting. I've even asked our redhat rep when 32bit i686 will be dropped (not any time soon, gar!)


On 20/07/2010, at 2:10 AM, "brian m. carlson" <sandals@crustytoothpaste.net> wrote:

> On Mon, Jul 19, 2010 at 08:07:47PM +0530, Siddharth Ravikumar wrote:
>> I don't use Flash and Skpype. I need emacs and Java OpenJDK 6 , these
>> are the two most important things . If  they are already ported to
>> amd64 . Then its good news .
> Those work just fine on amd64.  I use OpenJDK 6 all the time, and while
> I don't use emacs, I'm quite certain I'd have heard if it didn't work.
> According to [0], all Core i3 models support the amd64 architecture
> (which Intel calls Intel 64).  Personally, if you don't need proprietary
> 32-bit programs, I certainly encourage you to go with amd64: it can
> provide small general speed improvements overall as well as very
> significant ones in some applications.  32-bit programs can be run very
> easily on an amd64 Debian system if they only use libraries installed by
> the ia32-libs* packages.
> [0] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Intel_Core_i3_microprocessors
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