March 1, 2002

AMD hammering out 64-bit advantages for Linux

Author: JT Smith

osOpinion: "Some have argued that the consumer market does not need 64-bit processors because the applications that run them are fast enough with last generation's 32-bit chips... My response to this argument is that many said the same thing when 16-bit chips were the norm and the 32-bit chip was the new kid on the block... When AMD made its demonstration before the public and press, the company included Hammer processors running 64-bit Linux and 32-bit Microsoft Windows operating systems side by side." Read more of this article here.


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