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6<title>Gentoo Linux/AMD64 Frequently Asked Questions</title> 6<title>Gentoo Linux/AMD64 Frequently Asked Questions</title>
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33<date>2009-03-12</date> 33<date>2009-04-14</date>
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35<faqindex> 35<faqindex>
36<title>Questions</title> 36<title>Questions</title>
37<section> 37<section>
38<title>Introduction to Gentoo/AMD64 FAQ</title> 38<title>Introduction to Gentoo/AMD64 FAQ</title>
103<title>Will I have a performance upgrade if I use a 64bit system instead of 32bit?</title> 103<title>Will I have a performance upgrade if I use a 64bit system instead of 32bit?</title>
104<body> 104<body>
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106<p> 106<p>
107That is a difficult question to answer. In some cases, you will experience a 107That is a difficult question to answer. In some cases, you will experience a
108performance improvement, in other cases you will not. For everyday use, there 108performance improvement, in other cases you will not. For everyday use, there is
109is nearly no difference between 64bit and 32bit. 64bit is generally faster 109nearly no difference between 64bit and 32bit. 64bit is generally faster when it
110when it comes to floating point computing which is normally the case in 110comes to floating point computing which is normally the case in multimedia
111multimedia applications and 3D rendering. This <uri 111applications and 3D rendering. This <uri
112link="http://enterprise.linux.com/enterprise/05/06/09/1413209.shtml?tid=121">article</uri> 112link="http://www.linux.com/articles/114024?tid=121">article</uri> (and a <uri
113link="http://www.linux.com/feature/43873">related</uri> article) may interest
113may interest you. There's also a nice <uri 114you. There's also a nice <uri
114link="http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-349691.html">thread</uri> in our 115link="http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-349691.html">thread</uri> in our <uri
115<uri link="http://forums.gentoo.org">forums</uri>. 116link="http://forums.gentoo.org">forums</uri>.
116</p> 117</p>
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118</body> 119</body>
119</section> 120</section>
120<section id="multilib"> 121<section id="multilib">

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