Windows XP 64-bit Preview

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by SPeedY_B, Feb 4, 2004.

  1. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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  2. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    Sweet, time to get that amd64...
     
  3. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    I have been considering it but will have to wait and see what ati's 64 bit driver policy will be... seems non-existent right now and nvidia's is not much better...
     
  4. Johnny

    Johnny .. Commodore .. Political User

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    I am waiting till 64bit progs come out. They were saying on tech tv last night that there is now way to really see the diff because of there being no 64bit progs out. So it will probably be a while till I get it.
     
  5. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    no offense but tech tv sucks :)

    you will notice how their POWERED BY THE INTEL 4 UBER SUPER DUPER KING OF EVERYTHING PROCESSOR hints @ sponsorship might slightly tilt things when it comes to bias :cool:

    there are a few threads across the web and there are some marked improvements in areas such as divx encoding and such...
     
  6. Glaanieboy

    Glaanieboy Moderator

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    I've read in a Dutch computer magazine that the 32-bit subsystem is still quite buggy. That means 98 % of the Windows 32-bit programs won't run on it. I don't like them mixing 32-bit with 64-bit, it's the same with Win95 to WinMe that was a 32-bit OS, with 16-bit subsystems for compatibility, but unfortunately it sucked.
     
  7. NerdUprising

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    actually now, they are whores for everything from Intel to AMD, Honda, and everything else. There is even a series of commercials disguised to look like short shows (d1g1tal avenue) where some woman (cough kristen spence cough money whore cough) gets paid to talk about how superdy duper awsum the new AMD processor is, or how this new Honda car is going to revolutionize the universe forever

    so they are still *******s, just impartial ones :) :rolleyes:
     
  8. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    heh... yes they are cyber ho's :)

    their main sponsors are intel and nvidia... specially for computer shows like screensavers...

    and btw.. the new amd processor kicks p4's ass from here to timbuktu :cool:
     
  9. Johnny

    Johnny .. Commodore .. Political User

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    Yip .. AMD Rox !! It is the king. However I will be switching to intel this weekend when I order my dell .. Oh well, atleast my File server will still have AMD in it :)
     
  10. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    My company only uses Intel as AMD are not endorsed by the MOD.
    heh.
     
  11. dubstar

    dubstar format c:

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    AMD will have the fastest processor by Quarter 3, 2004. If they stay on their current track... atleast the front page of NTFS said that the other day. :)
     
  12. Terrahertz

    Terrahertz Extinction Agenda Political User Folding Team

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    Finally Im not alone in saying Tech TV sucks
     
  13. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    amd already have the fastest processor's dubstar :cool:

    intel may have the clock speed advantage but on-die memory controller and hypertransport give amd the edge @ the moment...
     
  14. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Pffffffft. Clock speeds, they mean nothing! :D
     
  15. koko

    koko Got Root?

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    clock speeds aren't everything. in overall performance, amd is on top at the moment, but intel is certainly poised to strike back.

    btw, i prefer amd.
     
  16. champ2005

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    perhaps anyone here who signed up for the program can post some juicy screenshots for all us non-AMD64 people to drool at :)
     
  17. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    I'm pretty sure it looks like the standard out-the-box Windows XP. With the exception of WinVer showing a different text, along with all the other dialogs that show the version.. Screenies can't do any harm though :D