amd64 or i386 for desktop use?

Colin Adams colinpauladams at
Thu Mar 6 07:35:36 UTC 2008

On 06/03/2008, RW <fbsd06 at> wrote:
>  Everything I've every seen about this suggests that amd64 is faster on
>  a few applications, such as mp3 encoding, but generally there is very
>  little difference, on average, across desktop applications. Do you have
>  any measurements to support that 20% figure.

I do on Linux (if that is relevant - I'm not clear if the question is
FreeBSD specific or not):


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