AMD64 vs i386 for FreeBSD
MrL0L at charter.net
Sun Jun 27 01:47:28 PDT 2004
See that's I'm thinking, the raw performance is very attractive to me!! So
what's this about a p4 1.7 outperforming a 2.8? You got link to benchmarks?
From: Daniel O'Connor [mailto:doconnor at gsoft.com.au]
Sent: Saturday, June 26, 2004 8:23 PM
To: freebsd-current at freebsd.org; obrien at freebsd.org
Cc: Remi; questions at freebsd.org; current at freebsd.org
Subject: Re: AMD64 vs i386 for FreeBSD
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On Sun, 27 Jun 2004 08:30, David O'Brien wrote:
> > 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.
A Pentium-M 1.7Ghz will outperform a 2.8Ghz P4 too ;)
If battery life is important to you I'd suggest not getting an AMD64.
For raw performance it's "pretty nice" though :)
Daniel O'Connor software and network engineer
for Genesis Software - http://www.gsoft.com.au
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