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Iowaseven Jan 30, 2007, 05:07am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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I mean, 64 is called X64, so why isnt 32 it called X32?
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Chris M Jan 30, 2007, 05:09am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Why is it called Vista X86 insted of X32??
The x64 and the x86 refer to CPU instruction sets. X64 is x86 with 64-bit extensions. There is no x32 instruction set, therefore, there is no Vista X32.

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Jan 30, 2007, 05:14am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Why is it called Vista X86 insted of X32??
Chris is correct. 32-bit as you know it is referred to as x86. 64-bit is an instruction set extension of x86, known as x86_64, but shortened in homage to x86 as x64.

Iowaseven Jan 30, 2007, 05:22am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Why is it called Vista X86 insted of X32??
Thanks guys! It makes 86 sound more impressive, but X64_X86 doesnt roll off the tonge as well.
Before I knew 86 was for 32s, I got a lil worried/confused. 86bit processors wtf?! Howd I miss that one... :/

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TamTheBam Jan 30, 2007, 05:52am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Why is it called Vista X86 insted of X32??

Here it is in all detail for ya...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intel_x86

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Jan 30, 2007, 06:06am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Why is it called Vista X86 insted of X32??
Good link Tam, here's the article on x86_64:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X86-64

TamTheBam Jan 30, 2007, 06:15am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Why is it called Vista X86 insted of X32??

Good link McFly! lol!

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