Originally posted by Guapo
1) Yes, Intel has a 64 bit chip in development... allegedly. Who knows how long it'll take them to release it though. 2005 you say?
2) AMD will have a firm hold on the market by then. Intell better chop chop or they'll be left behind.
3) UT2003 has a 64 bit version. Everything I've heard indicates Windows XP will release a 64 bit version in the next few months. I'm not talking about Longhorn.
4) And yes, AMD's 64 bit processor outperforms Intels in 32 bit applications.
1) the Intel chip is called the Itanium, it has been in development for a while, but its not going to be released (to buy separately) until longhorn comes out
2) there will be no market until a 64-bit OS is realeased
3) there already is a 64-bit version on winXP, go to microsoft and you can purchase it pre-loaded on a PC with an Itanium chip
4) there have been no official benchmark tests of the Itanium v the AMD 64, and if you can find one, id really like to see it
In short Mr. El-Guapo you need to read up on your crap before you post, most of this would have been true, maybe back in about 4-03, but the 64-bit version of XP has been out for a while, and is only available with the Itanium chip, which means that Intel has the market cornered
see how they say "optimized for the intel itanium processor"
and check this
Windows XP 64-Bit Edition Version 2003 is available from computer manufacturers with the purchase of a new Intel Itanium Processor Family workstation. It is also available to Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) Universal, Enterprise, Professional, and Operating Systems subscribers via MSDN Subscriber Downloads. Windows XP 64-Bit Edition Version 2003 is only available in an English language version.
Get Windows XP 64-Bit Edition on a New Workstation
Hewlett Packard is currently selling Itanium 2-based workstations with Windows XP 64-Bit Edition installed.
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"alledgedly in development" huh? looks like its been released dood