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Re: [opensuse] Have 4G, any reason to use x86_64 over i386?
  • From: John Andersen <jsa@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 25 Jan 2007 20:21:15 -0900
  • Message-id: <200701252021.16200.jsa@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Thursday 25 January 2007 03:08, James Knott wrote:
> > Refer to the archives.  Many users report up to a 30% performance
> > improvement using 64bit installs.  Mine are not that great but
> > it is still quite a perceptible improvement using 64bit.
> > I first installed the 32bit version 10.2 because that is what I had
> > at hand, but then when the boxed set arrived I replaced that
> > and it was noticeably improved.
> >
> >  
> The best way to find out, is to run benchmarks on the same hardware.

Exactly, but we needed the server in production, and I couldn't justify
the extra time to examine an issue I didn't even think of as important.
I just noticed improved performance. Others ran glxgears and
reported on another thread. See archives.

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