Mephistopheles

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......this time from <A HREF="http://babelfish.altavista.com/babelfish/trurl_pagecontent?lp=fr_en&trurl=http://www.x86-secret.com/popups/articleswindow.php?id=118" target="_new">x86-secret.</A> (babelfished)

It seems Nocona's 64-bit mode is indeed rather inferior to Opteron's 64-bit mode in terms of raw speed. There's still hope that the 6xx processors will feature a faster implementation, but... who knows......

Oh, there's also some information floating around that says that HT is actually not quite compatible with EM64T, and therefore slows nocona down if and when both are enabled. This might also be good news for smithfield, because it won't have HT....
 

slvr_phoenix

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There's still hope that the 6xx processors will feature a faster implementation, but... who knows......
I do. They won't. (At least not significantly.) The spirits who walk amongst the mists of the future tell me that Intel is too interested in deranged behavior to avoid being seen as a monopoly to actually care about whatever piddly little market share they will lose from inferior performance.

The spirits are also telling me to warn you to avoid the lime green car and to check your blood pressure and prostate. :O

<pre><b><font color=red>"Build a man a fire and he's warm for the rest of the evening.
Set a man on fire and he's warm for the rest of his life." - Steve Taylor</font color=red></b></pre><p>
 

P4Man

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>It seems Nocona's 64-bit mode is indeed rather inferior to
>Opteron's 64-bit mode in terms of raw speed.

I'm shocked !

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