[UPHPU] Going 64 bit
bms at mscis.org
Wed Jan 24 12:19:43 MST 2007
This didn't make it to the lists. I'll try again, with a little more
Joshua Simpson wrote:
> On 1/23/07, *Brandon Stout* <bms at mscis.org <mailto:bms at mscis.org>> wrote:
> Forgive the cross-post to UPHPU and PLUG, please. I'm going 64 bit!
> You're forgiven.
> By 64 bit, do you mean AMD64, or true 64?
Good question Joshua. I was thinking of going AMD. I've always gone
AMD, which has been ahead of Intel since the 2 ghz Athlon processors.
Is it not 64 bit? What's the difference? I'll probably want PCIE
support for a later video add-on. When I buy a processor, I usually
consider the pricing curve this way:
Processor A: $50
Processor B: $60
Processor C: $70
Processor D: $74
Processor E: $77
Processor F: $80
Processor G: $200
In that list I'd probably choose Processor F. Usually there's a cluster
of closely priced processors then a large jump. I'll get the fastest
processor before the big jump - which usually means the most speed and
performance for the $1.
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