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Old 11-29-05, 11:19 PM   #16
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Default Re: FreeBSD x64 NVIDIA DRIVER - now possible

Originally Posted by codedragon76
If you are rubbish busting, you may want to be more accurate. There is almost no chance of 64bit code running slower than 32bit code. And while the 64bit chips will run most software at equivelent speeds in 32bit mode, some applications, like MySQL, will see a marked improvement in speed. Running 64 bit will also allow the computer to take advantage of many of the new processor commands that are not present in the 32bit spec.

You seem to have lost context entirely.

Look again what I was commenting on. That nonsense about the supposed slowdown above 1 GB and how the "2GB/2GB" split (nice one) is "hurting performance". Which is all rubbish, and pretty good one.

And if you have never seen a single piece of software run slower in 64 bit mode than 32 bit mode, just go as far as bzip2. I never said it is common but it does exist.

As for what you call "the new processor commands", do you have any idea what you are talking about? Like "sit" and "play dead"?

Is this a zoo?

You people don't deserve a new driver.

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