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July 18, 2001 8:01:13 PM

Sweet baby jesus!!! has Itanium listed now.
"733mhz 2mb itanium proc/cache upg f/8683 10k3815 new & factory sealed."
Its probably cheaper and better performing to build a cluster of Duron, or even Tbird boxes, but the good news is the price is dropping

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July 18, 2001 8:49:10 PM

I'd like to see how fast your T-bird cluster will run 64 bit software, though :) 

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July 18, 2001 8:51:26 PM

They also have the 4MB, 800HMz for $8,827.

Whoever buys one of these for their home PC needs to be institutionalized.
You could buy 54 Athlon 1.4Ghz Processors for the same price.
Or, better yet 18 Athlon 1.4Ghz complete systems.

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July 18, 2001 11:49:26 PM

Hehehe I heard it doesn't perform as well as other 64bit processor, is that true ?

Obviously this Intanium is not competing with Athlon and Pentium. How does the price compare with other processrs that are suppose to compete with Intanium.

I think Intanium is over price like all other Intel product.
July 19, 2001 2:22:12 AM

where did you hear it? got links?

"AMD/ <i>still</i> are the weakest link, good bye!"
July 19, 2001 5:50:32 AM

I'm just gonna save up for my Itanium cluster

CHA CHING I just broke the bank thinking about it
July 19, 2001 6:01:26 AM

good job it is not intended for home users then really!

I mean - XEON and Itanium are designed for professional users with very explicit needs. The Itanium will reside in enterprise servers...

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July 19, 2001 3:56:59 PM

Couldn't find them on the webpage.

And he meant links for the Itanium performing badly.

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July 19, 2001 6:12:39 PM

Check Aceshardware's technical forum. the threads are quite old, but there are some benchmarks comparing the itanium to several other processors 32bit and 64bit. the itanium seems to do quite well in many of them, when using a good compiler,(although not all) and since these results are already a couple months old the performance is probably already better (due to better code and compiler revisions etc.)

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July 21, 2001 2:08:11 PM

Sorry, I can't remember where I read it, but it was a link from this board a long long time ago, didn't really pay much attention to it, but at the end for some reason the only thing I remember is that Intanium didn't meet the desired or the promised level of performance that was set by Intel.

This could be due to the compiled code at the time, but I can't remember.
July 21, 2001 2:41:26 PM

LOL your funny Christwig. See the itanium has 1 major and i mean major thing

---- EPIC ----

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IA-64 is an Explicitly Parallel Instruction Computer (EPIC) as opposed to the x86-64 which will be CISC (Complex Instruction Set Computer) what this means in short is that the IA-64 will generally execute code much more efficiently with less effort.

IA-64 has 127 integer general purpose registers and x86-64 only 16.

Then even stay that x86-64 will be around long. Trust me AMD will make the switch to IA64 in a couple of years.

Itanium vs. Hammer = Itanium would win based of Full 64-bit support and EPIC instruction.

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