AMD Opteron: First 64-bit x86 platform launched 10 years ago today

Daniel Robinson
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AMD rather than Intel was responsible for bringing 64-bit computing to the PC platform

AMD introduced its first Opteron chip 10 years ago today, bringing the x86 processor architecture into the 64-bit world and stealing a march on rival Intel, which was instead pushing Itanium as the...

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