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Digital_Trans
06-10-07, 04:36 PM
What is Intel EM64T? What does it mean in terms to 64-Bit Processing? I assumed it meant 64-Bit emulation........

walterman
06-10-07, 05:55 PM
They're the 64-bit Intel extensions, for 64-bit memory addresses & 64-bit registers:

http://www.intel.com/technology/intel64/index.htm

When we moved to 32-bit, the basic registers were named: EAX, EBX, ECX, EDX, ESI, EDI & ESP. Now, the 64-bit versions are called: RAX, RBX, RCX, RDX, RSI, RSI, RDI & RSP. They also added 8 more general purpose registers, and more modes to run 32/16 bit apps under 64bit environment.

They're like the AMD64 extensions, but, i dunno if they're 100% compatible.

uOpt
06-10-07, 06:19 PM
What is Intel EM64T? What does it mean in terms to 64-Bit Processing? I assumed it meant 64-Bit emulation........

It is Intel's name for the AMD64 (x86_64) instruction set that they are using for the 64 bit versions of the x86 CPUs.

They also have ia64 which is entirely different.

Digital_Trans
06-10-07, 06:36 PM
Great! so at least Intel is using raw 64-Bit processing and not emulating 64-Bit. Thanks for the information.

uOpt
06-10-07, 07:55 PM
Err. Emulating a 64 bit CPU on a 32 bit CPU would run at the speed of a C-64, if that :)

Digital_Trans
06-10-07, 09:58 PM
Err. Emulating a 64 bit CPU on a 32 bit CPU would run at the speed of a C-64, if that :)
Exactly, I'm just glad the 64-Bit Processor can run x86 and x64 Operating Systems and above all...run x86 Software and x64 software if you decide to run an x64 OS. Support is getting better and the turn around time is getting faster on newer drivers and patches, updates etc. etc. It's a good thing they took a universal approach allowing X86 software to run on a 64-Bit OS. I wish everything would be 64-Bit and 32-Bit would be a thing of the past. 64-Bit processors have been on the market for years...I'd figure everyone and their uncle would have converted over completely to 64-Bit but that day still hasn't happened. Maybe in 2 or 3 more years everyone will be completely using 64-Bit Processors on a complete x64 OS platform. If there's a large number of users then the support level would be much higher and the turn around time for drivers and x64 software would be smoother by all means.......

Madpistol
06-10-07, 10:06 PM
It seems like only yesterday when P4 fanboys were complaining about the A64's because they could run 64-bit windows and P4's couldn't. Now, it's a crime if a processor doesn't support 64-bit extensions.

What's worse is that most of us are still using 32-bit apps. I wonder if we'll ever fully move to 64-bit processing... :rolleyes:

Madpistol
06-10-07, 10:08 PM
Exactly, I'm just glad the 64-Bit Processor can run x86 and x64 Operating Systems and above all...run x86 Software and x64 software if you decide to run an x64 OS. Support is getting better and the turn around time is getting faster on newer drivers and patches, updates etc. etc. It's a good thing they took a universal approach allowing X86 software to run on a 64-Bit OS. I wish everything would be 64-Bit and 32-Bit would be a thing of the past. 64-Bit processors have been on the market for years...I'd figure everyone and their uncle would have converted over completely to 64-Bit but that day still hasn't happened.

There are still some people around here that think a P3 800mhz system with 128mb of ram is fast. BEAT THAT BITCHES!!! :p

a12ctic
06-10-07, 10:27 PM
There are still some people around here that think a P3 800mhz system with 128mb of ram is fast. BEAT THAT BITCHES!!! :p
Seriously, if all you need it for is the internet, word processing, and instant messaging a modern linux install will do great on those specs. Sure it wont run beryl, but it'll run gnome pretty smoothly.

Madpistol
06-10-07, 10:33 PM
Seriously, if all you need it for is the internet, word processing, and instant messaging a modern linux install will do great on those specs. Sure it wont run beryl, but it'll run gnome pretty smoothly.

Haha! Hardcore gaming to them means winning 10 solitare games in a row. ;)

Digital_Trans
06-10-07, 11:31 PM
Haha! Hardcore gaming to them means winning 10 solitare games in a row. ;) LMAO!!!! They hit the big time now!!!! :D Thier invision of a photoshop program is paint in Windows.

uOpt
06-12-07, 11:47 AM
It seems like only yesterday when P4 fanboys were complaining about the A64's because they could run 64-bit windows and P4's couldn't. Now, it's a crime if a processor doesn't support 64-bit extensions.

What's worse is that most of us are still using 32-bit apps. I wonder if we'll ever fully move to 64-bit processing... :rolleyes:

I know a number of people who are 100% 64bit. They are not on Windows, of course ;)

XDanger
06-12-07, 05:19 PM
I workaround paint not having antialiasing by pasting an image into word then resizing the page and grabbing the screen, it works a treat :)

Dragunov
06-12-07, 06:01 PM
Well, I still bought a 32-bit version of Vista, cause there are still problems with 64-bit stuff, so maybe my next OS will be 64-bit when it's more mature: good driversupport, positive results in games compared to 32-bit gaming

The only positive is the bigger amount of memory u can use on 64-bit

uOpt
06-12-07, 06:54 PM
The only positive is the bigger amount of memory u can use on 64-bit

No, you can use > 4 GB of RAM in most 32 bit OSes, except Win XP SP2. SP1 works, too.

SH64
06-12-07, 08:04 PM
What is Intel EM64T? What does it mean in terms to 64-Bit Processing? I assumed it meant 64-Bit emulation........
Thats what i was thinking too .. thanks for the info guys!

Madpistol
06-12-07, 10:34 PM
I know a number of people who are 100% 64bit. They are not on Windows, of course ;)

Smart Ass. :rolleyes: :p