AMD64 vs i386 for FreeBSD

David O'Brien obrien at
Sat Jun 26 16:00:48 PDT 2004

On Sat, Jun 26, 2004 at 02:37:54PM -0700, Remi wrote:
> Im in the market for a new laptop. Right now I'm looking at HyperSonic
> laptops. 
> I have a choice between AMD64 3200+ and a P4 2.8GHz with HT. Which one would
> you guys recommend to run FreeBSD. Obviously the i386 would be easier to
> run, so I guess my question is what is the state of the AMD64 FreeBSD
> version? 

You do know you can run FreeBSD/i386 on the Athlon64 3200+ laptop,
right? :-)  A 3200+ running 32-bit FreeBSD will out-perform the  P4
2.8GHz running the same OS.

-- David  (obrien at

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