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Is my i7 920 Intel processor considered ia64 or x64?

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ia64 is a reference to the relative flop that is Itanium.

The i7's use x64, aka: amd64 or x86-64, or Intel 64 (EM64T). They all refer to essentially compatible 64-bit extensions. For more info on those, check here

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Too bad about the ia64 architecture. Really slick. If it (and the required compilers) got the kind of development that we keep dumping into x64, I believe we'd all be better off. :-( –  Brian Knoblauch Aug 12 '09 at 19:46

x64

ia64 refers to Itanium based designs and their brethren.

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x64. ia64 is the Itanium architecture which is found mostly on enterprise class servers.

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In layman terms, current itanium is IA64. It can only run 64 bit. I7 is x86-64, can run both.

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