when will intel go 64 bit?

Anyone know if intel plans on going to 64 bit processors soon for their pentium chip or any other desktop computer other than their xeon
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  1. they already did not so long ago.
  2. where can i find a link to it? i cant find it anywhere
  3. Google for EM64T.
  4. Okay, the have the 64 bit cpu for several months now, rigth about the launch of the pentium D 8xx series.

    http://www.intel.com/technology/64bitextensions/index.htm
  5. The 6XX range of intel processors is 64 bit i think
  6. Here's a short list of Intel 64-bit CPUs:
    Celeron D 326
    Celeron D 331
    Celeron D 336
    Celeron D 341
    Celeron D 346
    Celeron D 351
    Pentium 4"E" 521
    Pentium 4"E" 531
    Pentium 4"E" 541
    Pentium 4"E" 551
    Pentium 4"E" 561
    Pentium 4"E" 571
    Pentium 4"E" 630
    Pentium 4"E" 640
    Pentium 4"E" 650
    Pentium 4"E" 660
    Pentium 4"E" 670
    Pentium 4 EE 3.72GHz
    And all Pentium Ds
  7. Intel went 64-bit like... 15 years? ago...
  8. Just as an aside to the topic, WTF is with intel's naming convention? I read the charts and THG's explination of it and it doesn't make a lick of sense... guess I should expect nothing less from Intel. At least AMD hasn't given in to this numerical feature description naming. BAH! DOWN with Intel 9xx lol :P

    Also 64-bit, as I understand it now, does not give you a real performance boost at all. Further, the compelete lack of true 64-bit apps, and drivers to an extent, makes it less worthwhile to change over to 64 bit now, unless you want to have bragging rights among friends :D
  9. Yeah ur right 64bit CPU is useless, unless you have a 64bit operating system, 64bit applications/ programs that support 64bit. Its been long time when intel release their 64bit products..

    visit:
    www.newegg.com
  10. The funny thing is, 64 bit itself has been around for quite a while now. One would think we would have totally migrated to 64 bit by now.
  11. Nah. People don't change until it hurts significantly more not to change than it does to change.

    Since 16-bit was a pretty serious limitation, it got painful.

    But 32-bit isn't so bad really. It's mostly when you start getting into things like memory addressing that you want more. So eventually it'll be painful enough to remain in 32-bit land that the move to 64-bits will become serious.

    And then it'll be hella-long before a move to 128-bit because, honestly, how many people would really need it?
  12. Quote:
    Anyone know if intel plans on going to 64 bit processors soon for their pentium chip or any other desktop computer other than their xeon

    64-bit is no revolution. You should ask yourself: Anyone know if Intel plans on going to INTEGRATED MEMORY CONTROLLER soon for their pentium chip.
  13. Quote:
    Anyone know if intel plans on going to 64 bit processors soon for their pentium chip or any other desktop computer other than their xeon

    64-bit is no revolution. You should ask yourself: Anyone know if Intel plans on going to INTEGRATED MEMORY CONTROLLER soon for their pentium chip.
    No because they need something for their old fabs to do while their newest fabs are producing their newest procs and it makes them money.
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