AMD64 vs i386/x86

Chris Jones christopher.rob.jones at
Wed Feb 17 21:59:27 UTC 2010

On 17 Feb 2010, at 9:44pm, Odd 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:

Interesting indeed, but not surprising to me at least.

Combined with the security benefits of the 64 bit kernel, if anyone still suggests sticking with a 32 bit kernel on a 64 bit capable machine is a good idea, I suggest they are a little bonkers... ;)


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