AMD (NYSE:AMD) has announced that 64-bit versions of software applications Crafty and The Panorama Factory running on the beta version of the upcoming Microsoft(R) Windows(R) XP 64-bit Edition for 64-bit Extended Systems demonstrate significant increases in performance, up to 57 percent for the Panorama Factory, compared to 32-bit
Today, high-performance 32-bit
Intel chips (Xeon and the Pentium 4) hold their own against RISC/Unix workstations.
The chip offers the ability to run both existing (and new) 32-bit
applications while at the same time adopting more advanced 64-bit software as it becomes available.
AMD Opteron processor Model 248 delivers leading 32-bit
performance for 2-way servers
The VS2000 feature set includes a 60 MHz 32-bit
Lightfoot RISC CPU core, 10/100 Ethernet MAC with a 4KB frame buffer SRAM, external memory controller with 32MB addressing range, configurable 8- or 32-bit
external memory bus, glueless interface including four individually-programmed chip selects, two cache controllers, two UARTS, three SPI ports, watchdog timer, real-time clock and interrupt controller.
With this line, Sharp provides four unique microcontrollers with the performance of 32-bit
ARM7TDMI-S cores, yet requiring only 16-bit designed circuit boards and memory devices, saving in system design costs.
AMD also showed 32-bit
Microsoft Office XP running on the upcoming 64-bit Microsoft Windows operating system and demonstrated the ability to access data and files between both 32- and 64-bit applications.
AMD's next-generation processor, code-named "Hammer", is designed to provide unprecedented levels of performance for both 32-bit
and 64-bit software applications.