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AMD wins?

by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 1, 2010 2:57 AM PST

Open a command window and type SET, press enter and I spied this nugget.

"
PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE=AMD64
PROCESSOR_IDENTIFIER=Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10, GenuineIntel
"

This has an Intel Core 2 Duo P8700 so it's amusing that AMD is listed there.

Go figure?
Bob

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Same here, on my Vista 64
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / January 1, 2010 4:35 AM PST
In reply to: AMD wins?

PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE=AMD64
PROCESSOR_IDENTIFIER=Intel64 Family 6 Model 26 Stepping 4, GenuineIntel

Mine has an Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 965 Quad Core.

I always wanted to try an AMD chip.

Mark

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Seems we get one for free now.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 1, 2010 4:47 AM PST

Just like a Cracker Jack box we find a prize inside!

Not really looking for an answer but you bet I'll ask the next Microsofty I run into about that.
Bob

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Well
by Jimmy Greystone / January 1, 2010 7:31 AM PST
In reply to: AMD wins?

Well, AMD did come up with the x86-64 instruction set we're using now. This was while Intel was off messing about with the Itanic and it's IA64 instruction set.

It's always been informally known as AMD64. For a time Intel tried calling it EMT64, but I think they've pretty much given up on that battle.

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