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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 Desktop Battle...!"

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