LinuxHardware.org: 64-Bit Desktop Battle!
Feb 27, 2005, 05:00 (0 Talkback[s])
[ Thanks to Augustus for this link.
"Earlier this week Intel announced their first desktop
processors that will support 64-bit extensions similar to those
found on the AMD Athlon 64 processors. These new chips not only
bring new features to the table, they also raise the maximum clock
speed of the Pentium 4 Extreme Edition to new heights. I've
received both the new Intel Pentium 4 Extreme Edition at 3.73GHz
and the Intel Pentium 4 660 (3.6GHz) and I plan to show you the
most comprehensive 64-bit benchmarks of these chips that are
available on the Internet. While Microsoft still hasn't come around
with an x86-64 64-bit OS, Linux has had a stable 64-bit version for
some time now. So let's take these processors out for a spin and
find out how they handle 64-bit code and how they stack up against
AMD's top two processors. Welcome to the LinuxHardware.org 64-Bit