x86_64 oddities...

Dan Hollis goemon at anime.net
Sat May 14 11:16:55 UTC 2005

On Sat, 14 May 2005 whatsizbucket at comcast.net wrote:
> Am I right in this indo that I've found about the Sempron being 64 
> bit??  Or is the DVD having oddities...?

There is no 64 bit sempron (yet!). The socket-a semprons are based on 
athlon XP cores, the sempron 3100+ (socket 754) use 64bit cores but the 
64bit instructions are disabled.

AMD has not yet announced any 64 bit semprons, but the fact intel is 
now releasing 64 bit celerons will surely force AMD's hand.


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