Originally Posted by codedragon76
Strange that they would design a whole brand new chip, based on a new architecture mind you, and never bother to optimise the chip by adding new optimised processor commands.... Oh wait.. they did add new optimizations. Therefore don't try to come off all educated, you are embarresing yourself.
Okay, they added new optimizations. And algorithms. And logarithms.
Did we actually disagree on anything? Last time I looked you were just sniping on me just for pointing out that memory above 1 GB is not slower (it isn't) and that the 2/2GB boundary (which neither FreeBSD nor Linux have) make things "slower" (which they don't).
I don't see what anything you said has to do with any of that, except that you made that claim that there is no single program running slower in 64 bit mode than 32 bit mode. If you know what a pointer size is it should be pretty obvious to you that I can easily come up with example programs that run slower. How about one of the fancy string representations that have charaters in linked lists?