Leading edge 32-bit performance
Support for future 64-bit applications
40-bit physical addresses,48-bit virtual
16 64-bit integer registers
16 128-bit SSE/SSE2 registers
Supports PC1600 to PC3200 DDR Memory
72-bit DDR memory
Up to 3.2 GB/s memory bandwidth
One 16-bit link up to 1600MHz
Up to 6.4GB/s HyperTransport bandwidth
whats all that mean? im mostly interested in the "bandwidth".
im currently using a athlon XP 1.4ghz.
EDIT: (more info)
Core Speed Not Specified
System Bus 1600 mhz
Level 1 Cache 128 Kb
Level 2 Cache 1024 Kb
Total Cache 1152 Kb
Architecture AMD Athlon 64
AMD Athlon™ 64 processor overview
The AMD Athlon 64 processor is the first and only Windows®compatible 64-bit PC processor. The AMD Athlon 64 processor runs on AMD64, a revolutionary technology that allows the processor to run 32-bit applications at full speed while enabling a new generation of powerful 64-bit software applications. Advanced 64-bit operating systems for the AMD64 platform from Microsoftf Red Hat, SuSE, and TurboLinux have already been announced, and they only run on processors with AMD64 technology.
With the introduction of the AMD Athlon 64 processor, AMD provides customers a solution that can address their current and future computing needs. As the first desktop PC processor to run on the AMD64 platform, the AMD Athlon 64 processor helps ensure superior performance on today's software with complete readiness for the coming wave of 64-bit computing. With AMD64 technology, customers can embrace the new capabilities of 64-bit computing on their own terms and achieve compatibility with existing software and operating systems.