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Re: Athlon AMD 64 3000+

On Friday 16 December 2005 00:50, Mitja Podreka wrote:
> Jan Stavel wrote:
> > pretty good howto you would appreciate to read:
> >
> > https://alioth.debian.org/docman/view.php/30192/21/debian-amd64-howto.htm
> >l
> I've read the upper how-to and I would like to join the debate with a
> question.
> I'm thinking to buy new computer and don't know if I should buy i386 or
> 64bit.
> Considering the software problems is there some advantage of buying
> 64bit computer now (like big increase of speed)?
> Does a 64bit computer run 32bit software faster?

I am a bit ignorant about 64-bit systems, but I would imagine that the biggest 
advantage would be for scientific (ie, mathematical) processing involving 
large numbers, and the ability to utilise (significantly) more memory.

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