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April 7, 2004 7:46:36 PM

<A HREF="http://www.pcworld.com/news/article/0,aid,115572,00.asp" target="_new"> Get the whole story here it's an interesting read </A>


The 64-bit extensions used by Advanced Micro Devices and Intel are virtually identical and should not present any major software incompatibility problems, according to a report from market research firm In-Stat/MDR released this week. But one small difference between the two architectures provides a glimpse of how the two companies manage to produce compatible products without formal interaction.

If I glanced at a spilt box of tooth picks on the floor, could I tell you how many are in the pile. Not a chance, But then again I don't have to buy my underware at Kmart.

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April 7, 2004 7:52:45 PM

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However, both companies have a vested interest in making sure their products are compatible. Analysts and sources close to the companies have said that <font color=red>Microsoft Corp. was not interested in developing two versions of Windows for x86 64-bit extensions technology. Because Microsoft was already publically committed to AMD's version of the technology, Intel had to follow suit.</font color=red>

SO, Intel FANBOI, you can now blame Microsoft instead of AMD for the delayed Intel 64bit CPUs to enter the market! :smile:

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April 7, 2004 8:09:11 PM

SO, Intel FANBOI, you can now blame Microsoft instead of AMD for the delayed Intel 64bit CPUs to enter the market!

It would have been a disaster if microsoft had made 2 x86 64 bit versions. farcry works on amd but not intel... that would be bad. or everytime you buy software you gotta look weather it's designed for intel or amd version. No I think it was wise to make only 1 version.

That is the first time i have been called an intel fanboi. :-)

If I glanced at a spilt box of tooth picks on the floor, could I tell you how many are in the pile. Not a chance, But then again I don't have to buy my underware at Kmart.
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April 7, 2004 8:30:09 PM

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It would have been a disaster if microsoft had made 2 x86 64 bit versions.

I totally agree, and this was a very good move AMD to push their 64bit technology early in the market, it paid of. Many people starts to see credibility and innovation in AMD. A few years ago, people tought that AMD was only a cheaper COPY of Intel, it's no more true!

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That is the first time i have been called an intel fanboi. :-)

I didn't want to offend you... HE HE HE!!! I was kind of joking! Because, since AMD introduced AMD64, many Intel lovers argue that it's a useless thing because it's not Intel that made it first! If we listen to them, SSE3 is a better feature than AMD64 and it's more worth the money/attention...


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April 8, 2004 10:38:54 AM

you spell it "Boy", not "Boi". Unlucky, but your english is really coming along.

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April 8, 2004 11:01:12 AM

>It would have been a disaster if microsoft had made 2 x86
>64 bit versions. farcry works on amd but not intel...

It would never have happened anyway, since there is zero advantage to his approach for MS, while it would cost them VERY much and fragment their market. What could possibly have been different, is some minor low level stuff that would only impact the OS, but application compatibility with either AMD64 or IA64 was a given once MS announced its support for AMD64. Either that, or no extentions at all.

Also, I think AMD's major victory here is not having the first 64 bit desktop chips, or the first 64 bit x86, or intel cloning its design or whatever, but simply ensuring x86 will remain an alternative (if not THE alternative) for the foreseeable future. If not for AMD64, I'm fairly certain intel would not have extended x86, but instead moved the market over to IA64 when and where 64 bit support becomes an issue. That would include us sooner or later. With iAMD64, this might still happen, but at least we'll have a choice, and IA64 can not be forced upon us if doesnt offer tangible benefits over x86.

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April 8, 2004 1:17:29 PM

I know, but often, I see people using "Fanboi" instead of "Fanboy"... I reallt don't care!

Fanatism is not usually good! :smile:

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April 8, 2004 5:49:52 PM

Nah thug, das not how we spell it in the hood. It's me an ma boiz, ight homeslice?!

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