AMD64 vs i386 for FreeBSD

Brooks Davis brooks at
Mon Jun 28 06:29:20 PDT 2004

On Sun, Jun 27, 2004 at 06:03:52PM -0400, Kenneth Culver wrote:

> So far my athlon 64 3200+ has been one of the coolest running
> processors I've ever owned... although I've never used it in a laptop,
> my friend's p4 2.8 is running a lot hotter...

Yes, current AMD64 CPUs are fairly lower power even without the
low-power models.  We're seeing 1U dual Opteron boxes running at less
then 100F under load.

-- Brooks

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