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Old 10-11-09, 05:48 AM   #11
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Default Re: Windows 8 and 9 may support 128-bit architecture

Originally Posted by AlphaWolf_HK View Post
Has either intel or AMD yet created any 128-bit instruction set?
Not sure about Intel's Sandy Bridge and AMD already created 128bit CPU instruction set in bulldozer since R&D started in 2007.

It didnt take AMD, Intel and Microsoft 10 years to developed 64bit CPU and Windows. Look below for 64bit development timeline history.

64 bit

AMD AMD64 codenamed Sledgehammer R&D started 1999, tapeout 2002, production 2003.
Intel EM64T codenamed Yamhill R&D started 2001, tapeout 2004, production 2005.
Microsoft Windows XP x86 64bit OS prototype 2002, beta 2003, release candicate with EM64T support added 2004, RTM delayed to 2005.


Intel CPU codenamed Sandy Bridge? R&D started 2006, tapeout 2009, production 2010.
AMD CPU codenamed Bulldozer R&D started 2007, tapeout 2010, production 2011.
Microft Windows 8 x86 128bit OS prototype 2010, beta 2011, RC & RTM 2012 unless it delayed to add Intel 128bit CPU instruction.
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