[linux-audio-user] Athlon 64?

Steve Harris S.W.Harris at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Thu Dec 30 08:45:41 EST 2004

On Wed, Dec 29, 2004 at 01:38:26 -0800, Spencer Russell wrote:
> Hey there listers,
> Does anyone have any experience with Athlon 64 processors? Do
> those extra 32 bits come in handy for audio work? I'm looking to
> move away from my laptop for most of my audio work, and I like
> the flexibility of using a desktop. From what I hear, because we
> can compile most of our software, linux seems to use the athlon
> 64 much better than windows, but I could be wrong. Any thoughts?

I dont think the extra bits will help much (I've not used an A64, but I've
got Opterons at work). Audio software doesnt use much ram), so its not
going to benefit from huge ammounts of ram particularly. However, the
64bit AMD chips are still damn fast, wether you use the extra bits or not.

- Steve

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