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Re: Promoting i386 version over x86_64?



On Thu, 2009-11-19 at 13:34 -0800, Adam Williamson wrote:
> On Wed, 2009-11-18 at 19:47 -0600, King InuYasha wrote:
> > Netbooks are entirely 32-bit currently, and a majority of low end
> > desktops are still 32-bit only. 
> 
> I don't think your second assertion is true. I'm not aware of any
> currently-sold desktop processor, no matter how low end, which is not
> x86-64 capable. The very cheapest processor you can buy from my friendly
> local dealer is a 'Celeron 430', which is x86-64 capable. The last
> processor Intel released which was not x86-64 capable, so far as I can
> figure out, was the Celeron D 310, released December 2005. The last
> non-x86-64-capable chip AMD released was the 'Paris' Sempron family,
> which came in July 2004. The subsequent 'Palermo' Sempron family,
> released February 2005, had x86-64 support.
> 
> If you're talking about already-existing systems rather than newly sold
> ones, there's more of a case there, but even so we've been in a
> 64-bit-capable world aside from netbook Atom CPUs for over four years
> now.

oh, damn. Forgot the first Intel Core mobile families. Core Solo and
Core Duo are 32-bit only. The last of those showed up in January 2007,
so quite a bit more recent.

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