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Re: About ia64

--On Thursday, December 23, 2004 14:05 +1100 Robert Parker <bposs@dodo.com.au> wrote:

Thanks. Are the AMD 64 bit cpus compatable?

No....The whole 64-bit thing kind of went like this...
I == Intel, A == AMD

I: (enthusiastically) '64-bit 64-bit 64-bit!!! ia64 ia64 ia64!!!'
A: 'uhh hey guys....party is over here...'
I: '....'
A: 'no really... it is'
I: (weakly an confused) 'amd64 amd64 amd64...'


Intel has said they plan to suppor the AM 64 bit set. AMD totally beat intel to the punch on that one, got market share and traction. AMDs 64-bit platform is also quite better. TAke a look at <http://www.amd.com/us-en/assets/content_type/DownloadableAssets/Opteron2Pwkstn_comparisons.pdf> for some reasons why, yes it sounds like FUD, but really, its almost all entirely true, they might've exaggerated a little, but not very much. Intel is the equivalent of a hub, while AMD has the equivalent of a switch, atleast on well designed motherboards AMD is...Intel hasn't the option even.

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