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Re: AMD64 box

From: David Leimbach <leimy2k@xxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 7 Nov 2003 07:28:31 -0600

On Nov 7, 2003, at 3:44 AM, James Bilotto wrote:

On Thu, Nov 06, 2003 at 02:01:46PM -0800, Matthew Dillon wrote:
The alpha and Itanium non-withstanding, the AMD64 is the first 'consumer'
64 bit machine in mass production. I am already impressed!

if the alpha and itanium are 'consumer' processors then you mite as well put the
mips, sparc64, and power4's in their too. and i think you are forgeting the
ppc 970 ( G5 ), which shiped in 'mass' befor the AMD64.

Actually the Opteron beat the G5 by a long shot. I think you are thinking Atlhlon64.

The G5 Mac's are actually obtainable for about 2300 bucks dual CPU systems when
you apply Apple's generous hardware discounts for ADC members. [500 dollar membership
for all the OSes and early releases of software + 600 dollars off a dual G5 is win-win for me :)]

I have had mine for about a month now and its been great :). The OS doesn't do anything 64bit
in the C sense so its not really a huge step in any direction but overall system speed. A 64bit
OS would be wonderful but I am not holding my breath just yet.


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