Intel with 64bit?

vthondaboi

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Saw the article today on THG with the new Intel P4 720. Also it mentioned that the new Prescotts have built-in 64bit extensions just sleeping. Is this true?

Will the current crop of P4's be 64bit ready then? If so how will my current P4 520 on the 775 socket be 64bit ready?

I don't want to go the AMD route do to the amount of dvd encoding I do, but if Intel will be 64bit ready in 2 months or so then I'd rather wait to build.

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addiarmadar

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Well Intel has already been procrastinating on the 64bit PC chip for too long. They need to get the beyoutch out since they are getting spanked by AMD's 64-bit chips.

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Mephistopheles

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I don't think 64-bit is an issue in the spanking that is currently going on... I think it has more to do with the fact that Intel's memory controller and current system architecture is more limiting than AMD's.