Linked by Tony Bourke on Thu 22nd Jan 2004 21:29 UTC
Benchmarks When running tests, installing operating systems, and compiling software for my Ultra 5, I came to the stunning realization that hey, this system is 64-bit, and all of the operating systems I installed on this Ultra 5 (can) run in 64-bit mode.
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by Raptor on Sat 24th Jan 2004 01:24 UTC

Well I reread your orignal post. You did make some really great points overall and I certainly think those are issues to consider about for new comers to the 64-bit world. However, I still got the impression that you mean 64-bit address implied more cache misses. But I am glad you clarified your statement.

No harm done, I am glad we had a good discussion here. It is seldom that a good discussion happens here at OSNews. Many seem to turn into a flameware at the blink of an eye.