64 bit performance revisited

P4Man

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Finally. I've been waiting for a review such as this one like forever:

<A HREF="http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu/print/x86-64-rc1.html" target="_new">http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu/print/x86-64-rc1.html</A>

Looks better than I had anticipated frankly. Using 32 bit WOW emulation under Windows64 has a pretty small impact on performance, 64 bit video drivers are already performing pretty close to their mature 32 bit equivalents, and using 64 bit binaries, the speedups can be quite impressive (although of course these tests are not to be considered representative).

Looks like the switch to 64 bit computing is indeed going to be as painless as AMD promised.

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TheRod

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Looks like the switch to 64 bit computing is indeed going to be as painless as AMD promised.
Actually AMD built AMD64 from zore this in mind! AMD wanted to keep it simple and compatible with the actual 32bit stuff.

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