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Old 05-31-2004, 08:21 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I came across a book which said that there were 64 bit processors for the pc out there which ran at 100 MHz, i thought the only 64 bit processors out there were the ones that ran at 3 GHz (Pentium) or 2.2 (? AMD) and above

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Old 05-31-2004, 09:40 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I think MAC also got 64 bits cpu already!

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Old 05-31-2004, 12:35 PM   #3 (permalink)
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They are probable extremely old proto types based on the original pentium chip
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DEC's Alpha was the first 64-bit processor.. it was launched in 1992 at 200MHz. There are also several other lines of 64-bit processors which have been around for many years - MIPS, SPARC, IBM's POWER3/POWER4, and HP's PA-RISC family. However, all of these processors are targetted at the high-end server/workstation market, not desktop PC's.
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Old 05-31-2004, 04:05 PM   #5 (permalink)
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thanks for the info dude
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