i386 version in future ?

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at rocketmail.com
Wed Sep 28 07:26:59 UTC 2016

On Wed, 28 Sep 2016 09:11:09 +0200, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
>On Tue, 27 Sep 2016 08:33:34 -0700, Mehmet Erol Sanliturk wrote:
>>- 64 bit CPU will consume more power than only 32 bit  CPU .  
>I seriously doubt that this is true. More likely a dual-core 64 bit
>does consume around half of what a 32 bit single core consumes. This at
>least is true for my old 32 bit Athlon and my currently used 64 bit
>dual core Athlon. Those 64 bit CPUs don't get nearly as hot as the old
>32 bit CPUs do. That the newer 64 bit CPUs provide frequency scaling
>OTOH doesn't make such a big difference regarding power consumption.

Correction, regarding a list with Athlon CPUs the old 32 bit CPU seems
only to consume a few Watt more, than the new 64 bit dual-core. IOW the
power consumption more or less is equal, OTOH the 32-bit CPU needs much
more time to do the same, the newer 64 bit CPU could do.

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