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September 27, 2001 11:02:48 PM

What is IA64? What's x86-64?? I know that IA64 is something INTEL is looking at for their new chips. Why would they want to switch? Are there speed improvements? Sorry I sound clueless, but everyone has to learn from someone!

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<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by o0ospunkieo0o on 09/27/01 06:42 PM.</EM></FONT></P>

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September 28, 2001 12:30:18 AM

Hi Spunkie,

IA64 is an all new architecture for 64 bit CPUs, promoted and developed by Intel and HP. This architecture is very powerful, designed for very high end servers. The CPU chips alone sell for around $3000 each, not including the motherboard and other peripherals.

X86-64 is a 64 bit CPU architecture promoted by AMD. This architecture is essentially an extension of the current 32 bit X86 CPU architecture (used in 386, 486, pentiums, and compatible CPUs.

A key difference between the two architectures is that IA64 contaions no legacy designs from the X86 architecture and will not be compatible with current programs you might use in Windows. X86-64 will run these programs just fine as it has full X86 compatibility.

Hope this helps.

Mark-

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September 28, 2001 12:46:22 AM

The IA64 processors will run your old applications just fine. However, the current IA64 processor, Itanium, does run them more slowly than does the fastest 32-bit processor. IA64 is currently targetted only for high-end servers that exclusively run 64-bit applications.

-Raystonn


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September 28, 2001 1:36:13 AM

Ummmm....Why would I pay an extreme amount of money for an 800MHz proc?

If the x86-64 is as cheap as AMD should make it, it will sell very, very well.

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September 28, 2001 1:55:29 AM

Yes, IA64 will run X86 apps in a manner similar to MacIntosh...with software to interpret between the X86 and IA64 at least that was my understanding. I defer to your more intimate knowledge of IA64 though, Ray.

Mark-

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September 28, 2001 2:50:29 AM

Why would you buy a processor that ran non-existant 64-bit apps when you could buy a 32-bit processor that runs all your apps just as fast, if not faster, for a great deal less money?

-Raystonn


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September 28, 2001 2:51:24 AM

The emulation is done internally within the processor, not in software. You do not need any special drivers or anything to run standard x86 software.

-Raystonn


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September 28, 2001 3:33:12 AM

Thanks for the clarification Ray.

Mark-

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September 28, 2001 7:57:29 AM

The x86 emulation in itanium sucks ass though, right ray.

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October 15, 2011 1:05:09 PM

Raystonn said:
Why would you buy a processor that ran non-existant 64-bit apps when you could buy a 32-bit processor that runs all your apps just as fast, if not faster, for a great deal less money?

-Raystonn


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(short version) umm actually it is faster and more reliable its like saying 16 or 8 bit processor can peform like a a 64 bit processor..
(long ver)
32 bit processors handle things in smaller loads than a 64 bit processor 64 bit processors can only peform faster when theyre components are same with IA64 it requires lots of space ,clock speed ,RAM to peform better but can handle larger applications and bigger and more complex tasks

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October 15, 2011 1:07:35 PM

Red_Zealot said:
Ummmm....Why would I pay an extreme amount of money for an 800MHz proc?

If the x86-64 is as cheap as AMD should make it, it will sell very, very well.

"If you teach a child to read, then he or her will be able to pass a literacy test" - George W.


why does it have to be 800 mhz (it will be probably be rated in teraflops or whtever)
cause its a chip designed for mainframes and servers
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October 15, 2011 1:43:08 PM

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