Sorry but what I posted was wrong.... mah bad.... Here is some accurate shiznat
UberSkippy said:Yeah, Freakless.... I'm gonna have to throw some Bullshit flags here.
I'm sorry but you appear to be just a wee bit misguided here in what you're saying. For starters, I've actually PLAYED with the new x64 bit processors as well as the Itanium2 processors. I've even used the x64 versions of XP and 2003 on the x64 processors. (I work as a test development engineer and had to do evaluations on them.)
So let's start more or less at the top. 64 bit processors are not twice as fast as 32 bit procs. They can handle instructions that are twice as long but they still process at... well... the same speeds.
This new x64 technology isn't all it's cracked up to be either. Not all 32 bit applications will run on them. Color Savy's Photo Spectrometer software won't even begin to run. On the flip side, the 32 bit version of Office XP WILL run on the ia64 architecture. (It's not supposed to but hey, it does)
But the real thing that just irritates me here is the insane bullshit of "Spend the extra money". See, what's just plain moronic about that is that these chips DO cost more, yet the support for what they theoretically can do isn't actually available and won't be for some time. By the time it IS available it'll be far cheaper. On top of that, since Microsoft hasn't actually locked down what they're doing for these new chips (trust me, they're just not there) who knows if it'll be a viable technology.
The current version of x64 XP is slower than the 32 bit by quite a little bit. All of the x64 chipset drivers are in beta which means they're not stable and aren't suitable for anything but a development system.
So no, what you posted... it's just not accurate. Adopting early technology has a LOT of risks. Unstable architecture, higher cost, reduced support just to name a few. Remember the beta max? Or more recently the Itaniums that everyone was so excited about... yeah, those 64 bit processors that kinda turnned out to be flaming piles of crap?