Sweet baby jesus!!! www.pricewatch.com 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
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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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.
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.
Thank you have a good night :*P
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