AMD64 vs i386/x86

Odd iodine at
Wed Feb 17 22:02:19 UTC 2010

J wrote:
> 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 ;-)

Yes, thanks for pointing that out. Didn't think of it. :)

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

I have none, thankfully. :)


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