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Myth & Facts about 64bit (was: Re: Silly question)

On Saturday 06 September 2008 19:48:56 Vincent wrote:
> Dear gurus ;)
> Just a silly question. If I understand well, any Intel Core 2 processor
> can execute both I386 and AMD64 kernels. Right?
> If true, what are the benefits (and drawbacks) of using AMD64 instead of
> I386? Increased memory space, but is there any performance upgrade?
> Thanks for any (not too silly) answer to that naive question.
> Vincent


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