AMD64 vs i386/x86

J dreadpiratejeff at
Wed Feb 17 21:54:20 UTC 2010

On Wed, Feb 17, 2010 at 16:44, Odd <iodine at> wrote:
> Some time ago, we were discussing which was faster. Some said the bigger
> foot print of AMD64 instructions makes it slower than x86. This article is
> interesting:

Just to clear some confusion, that article is comparing stock 32bit,
32bit w/ PAE, and x86_64 kernels, it is NOT comparing the AMD64
processor line to Intel's x86 processor line ;-)

FWIW, both of these, IMHO do better than the IA64 from Intel... but my
experience on IA64 systems is limited, thankfully.


Mike Ditka  - "If God had wanted man to play soccer, he wouldn't have
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