Originally Posted by pdonket
And honestly Intel sucked until about now. Their pentium 4 series was just an OC'd Pentium 3 etc etc however now intel really turned on the heat. Either way, AMD is heading down the drains.
Umm... No... Get it right...
Pentium 4 = NetBurst Microarchitecture. COMPLETELY different from the Pentium II/III (P6 microarchitecture, derived from P55C, the Pentium MMX).
Core 2 Duo = Derived microarchitecture from the Pentium M (a.k.a. the Banias microarchitecture, which itself was derived from the Pentium III). So, the Core 2 CPUs are essentially overclocked, multi-core Pentium IIIs with extra stuff added, if you wanna get plain about it. Obviously, this is a seriously gross oversimplification, but it gets the point across.
Originally Posted by soulsaver_8229
guess what.......intel 64 bit chips for the longest were not true 64 bit, it was emulated
guess what......amd64 bit processer platform, was true to life, 64 bit
cool huh? the 64 bit platform amd used was their own, at the time, any 64 bit proc that went head to head with another 64bit, would get stomped because of their design
Actually, Itanium (a.k.a. IA-64) is TRUE 64-bit. It processes 64-bit code at full speed, with no performance hits. It can process 32-bit code, but its emulated, and is VERY slow (somewhere around the Pentium II or Pentium III level).
x86-64 are basically extensions to the standard x86 architecture. So if you wanna get REALLY technical about it, all AMD64 and Intel processors with EM64T aren't TRUE
64-bit, just 32-bit processors with 64-bit extensions tacked on. AMD developed the x86-64 extensions, but renamed them to the more branding-conscious AMD64. Intel essentially reverse-engineered the AMD64 extensions, adding a couple of its own so they weren't carbon-copies, and named them EM64T. Thus the reason why any "AMD64" versions of Linux work on Intel EM64T processors, and why the 64-bit versions of Windows work on both. There's not two complete copies of Windows x64, one for AMD processors, and one of Intel. There's just one. It works and functions fully on both. In fact, Microsoft originally developed Windows x64 around the AMD64 extensions. So there ya have it.Windows is a 32-bit extension and graphical shell for a 16-bit patch to an 8-bit operating system, originally coded for a 4-bit microprocessor, written by a 2-bit company, that can't stand 1-bit of competition.