What is better Athlon XP or Athlon 64 ? Binary incompatibilities ? - Hardware

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  1. What is better Athlon XP or Athlon 64 ? Binary incompatibilities ?

    Which CPU needs less power and hence produces less heat:

    Athlon XP or Athon 64 ?

    Sorry for this newbie question: Are all programs which run on Athlon XP
    able to run on Athlon 64 as well or are there binary incompatibilities ?

    Jason


  2. Re: What is better Athlon XP or Athlon 64 ? Binary incompatibilities ?

    Jason Stacy wrote:

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    > Which CPU needs less power and hence produces less heat:
    >
    > Athlon XP or Athon 64 ?


    That question is too vague to answer properly. It depends on the extact
    model, the amount of processor load you expect, and how much
    performance you require (ie. performance per watt).

    > Sorry for this newbie question: Are all programs which run on Athlon
    > XP able to run on Athlon 64 as well


    Yes. The Athlon64 cpu can also run in 32-bit mode.

    Anyway, why are you even looking at Athlon XPs? They are almost extinct
    and are certainly not worth considering in a new setup.




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