Windows XP 32-bit vs 64-bit

Posted on Tuesday, September 13 2005 @ 4:20 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
ExtremeTech ran a few benchmarks to compare the 64-bit version of Windows XP with the 'old' 32-bit one.
For this first installation of a two-part series investigating the performance of 64-bit Windows, we loaded up a test system with 2GB of RAM, an Athlon 64 X2 4800+, and a bunch of applications and benchmarks in both 64- and 32-bit flavors. The focus here is on how 64-bit Windows compares with the now venerable 32-bit Windows XP. Next week, we'll compare how the Athlon 64 X2 4800+ and Intel Pentium 840 Extreme Edition with EM64T architectures, both dual core, perform relative to each other on Windows XP Pro x64 edition. Continued...
Check out the test at ExtremeTech.

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