AMDboard.com                                                                  | home | best sellers | glossary | hardware | hot NEWS | links | OC |
click here for more help
search the entire site for a word or a group of words
home page
click here to print this page
click here to bookmark the page
click here to go backward
click here to go forward
AMD Special News 03/24/04
All mentioned trademarks are property of their respective owners - AMDboard.com 2001-2004 - Contact - Banners - Publisher - Privacy Policy - Submit news
Your best source for AMD Athlon 64, barebones, DDR, Duron, motherboards, nForce2, nForce3, notebooks & Opteron information
Red for new items
click here for more help
click here to see publisher's information
home page
click here to print this page
click here to bookmark the page
click here to go backward
click here to go forward
Red for new items
Intel on 64-Bit:
We copy AMD but we're still better...


In a document calles "64-bit Extension Technology FAQ" posted on its website, Intel is, for the first time of the 64Bit saga mentionning archrival AMD. The Q&A 9 & 15 refer to compability issues with AMD standards and AMDers will appreciates that, for the first time of Intel's history, Intel is talking of
"running on AMD's 64-bit due to the close similarity of the instruction set architectures" and, best of all, encourages developers to favor Intel when programming with the AMD64 instructions set "As such, we believe developers will achieve maximum performance and stability by designing specifically for Intel architectures and by taking advantage of Intel's breadth of software tools and enabling services.".






Q9: Is it possible to write software that will run on Intel's processors with 64-bit extension technology, and AMD's 64-bit capable processors?

A9: Yes, in most cases. Even though the hardware microarchitecture for each company's processor is different, the operating system and software ported to one processor will likely run on the other processor due to the close similarity of the instruction set architectures. However, Intel processors support additional features, like the SSE3 instructions and Hyper-Threading Technology, which are not supported on non-Intel platforms. As such, we believe developers will achieve maximum performance and stability by designing specifically for Intel architectures and by taking advantage of Intel's breadth of software tools and enabling services.

Q15: Does Intel's 64-bit extension technology include support for AMD's 3DNOW!* instructions?

A15: No. Intel's IA-32 architecture does not support the 3DNOW! instruction set today. This will not change with the addition of our 64-bit extension technology.

Intel 64-Bit Extension Page
Intel 64-Bit Extention FAQ

Opteron Facts and FAQ
Opteron Motherboards
Opteron vs. Intel
Opteron Special
Socket 939 Special
Athlon 64 Motherboards
Athlon 64 FX Mainboards
Athlon 64 Special

AMD and Dell Special
AMD and Intel Special
AMD and HP Special
AMD and Sun Special

64-bit Special
300mm Wafer Special
90nm Tech Special

World Best Sellers
World Price List
Find the right DDR for your Opteron processor and motherboard
The latest Athlon 64 notebooks are here
Links
Price Guess
Itanium 2 at 1.3GHz Upgrade at:

< 10.000$
10.000$< < 20.000$
> 20.000$

Answer
here