On Wednesday 21 June 2006 01:42, Michael Collette wrote: > Andy Reitz wrote: > > In 64-bit mode, that does appear to be the case. However, it sounds like > > you could purchase an AMD64-based processor, and have everythign work > > fine in 32-bit mode. Then later down the road, as the software evolves, > > you could upgrade FreeBSD to be 64-bit and be set. > > > > Just a thought, > > I was thinking along those lines as well, but then the money starts to > kick in. The dual core Pentium is a much lower price than the dual > AMD64. By the time the software is truly ready to go 64-bit, I think > I'd be better off buying a system at that point.
Don't fall into the trap of thinking that 64-bit is going to be superfast, most people report very little difference in speed, except in a limited number of applications, some people say that it's actually slower. The real reason for 64-bit is support for address spaces that span more than 4GB. _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"