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Will be launched on 23rd Sept. I hope price war Btw Intel and AMD will spark another round of price-slicing, so that I can buy a notebook with better price and performance.
 
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Oh, there will be price-slashing, but not on the 64 for quite a while. It'll probably be released for around 450 and stay that way for at least 5-6 months.
 
No price slashing.

When AMD comes out with their 64-bit CPU, only two will exist from large companies.

The G5 64-bit computer from Apple and IBM.

And the AMD.
 
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When AMD comes out with their 64-bit CPU, only two will exist from large companies
But obviously, only for so long. In fact, Intel hasn't released anything about 64-but development, but it's strongly suspected that they have.

Oh, wait just found an article. The Prescott will have 64-but compatability built in! :/

Here's to hoping AMD comes out on top. Cheers.
 

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Guess you guys have never heard of the Itanium....its been out for about a year, but it isn't meant for consumers.
 
Originally posted by kenikov
When AMD comes out with their 64-bit CPU, only two will exist from large companies.
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I believe it's code named "hammer"?
 
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Originally posted by Greg Bernhardt
I believe it's code named "hammer"?
That it is. And in fact, M$ is developing a new OS based on the hammer, code-named "The Anvil".
 
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That it is. And in fact, M$ is developing a new OS based on the hammer, code-named "The Anvil".
Will the consumer be stuck between them?
 
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i expect there will be price war bwt amd and intel,
hold on first, wait till Nov/Dec to upgrade your PC
 

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Originally posted by Greg Bernhardt
I believe it's code named "hammer"?
Server version "sledgehammer" -> Opteron (already released)
consumer version "clawhammer" -> Athlon FX (today)
 

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bah with all this 64bit mumbo jumbo. I'm not wasting a penny on this technology until I really need to use more than 4GB of RAM. As it is already, I don't see myself upgrading my hardware for another 10 years or so.
 
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bah with all this 64bit mumb jumbo. I'm not wasting a penny on this technology until I really need to use more than 4GB of RAM. As it is already, I don't see myself upgrading my hardware for another 10 years or so.
just wait for Win2004
 

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Originally posted by Guybrush Threepwood
just wait for Win2004
You mean Win2006. Longhorn, Microsoft's next version of windows, isn't do for a while. Perhaps they will release a Windows XP SE, just as they did with windows 98. I also can't wait for the new MS Office with really really advanced spell checking, requiring 10GB of RAM

[edit] By the way, I just love Monkey Island. I own every version.

I challenge you to Monkey Kombat:

Ack-Chee-Eek
 
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bah with all this 64bit mumbo jumbo. I'm not wasting a penny on this technology until I really need to use more than 4GB of RAM.
Maybe I'm not the only one who still uses 486's?
I know some people who think win311 was too bloated.
 

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Originally posted by dduardo
The official toms-hardware review of the AMD 64 is in: http://www.tomshardware.com/cpu/20030923/index.html

As I suspected from the beginning, the processor falls flat on its face. Intel is yet again the leader in CPUs.
The article was far less negative than you indicate. The P4 was faster in 32 tests, the Athlon in 15.

Its also important to note that the chip currently runs in 32 bit mode only. The A64 version of Windows isn't ready yet. When it is ready, AMD will have a 64-bit desktop chip and Intel will not. I have heard that companies like the fact that AMD's chips run both 32 and 64 bit code. Intel's will not.

And also, the platform is brand new - it will improve significantly over the next few months as kinks are ironed out. The P4, if you recall, was a colossal flop when released and has since come of age.
 
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I have played with the 16-bit win311 extensively on a PII-450MHz. It runs fast of course but still takes longer to load web pages and is more prone to skip during playback of mp3 files than, for example, the 32-bit win9x versions run on the same machine.
So, based on that, I'm thinking that once all the support is in place for a 64-bit OS that it should be an improvement over a 32-bit OS.
 
certainly multimedia applications will benefit from going to 64 bits...

dduardo: are you my perpetual enemy LeChuck in disguise???
Ack-Chee-Eek
 

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Originally posted by russ_watters
The article was far less negative than you indicate. The P4 was faster in 32 tests, the Athlon in 15.
Something else I didn't realize - that P4 hasn't been released yet (1-2 months). The Athlon is faster than the current fastest Intel chip in most of the tests.
 
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Here's an Athlon 64 shown in a completely different light..

http://www.aceshardware.com/read.jsp?id=60000253 [Broken]

And another thing you should know about the tomshardware review was that some of the graphs for P4EE had them running @ 3.4 and 3.6Ghz.

Well.. personally i could care less, because both beasts costs over $1000AUS!
 
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