64-Bit Linux, Is It Time?
Sep 12, 2008, 01:32 (6 Talkback[s])
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"Another big advantage of x86-64 is the inclusion of SSE and
SSE2 into the core instruction set. This means that every 64-bit
capable x86 processor will feature SSE and SSE2, and that compilers
can make use of those extensions. Software that can take advantage
of these instructions can get a large performance benefit if these
instructions are used."