2. System Specifications
3. Product Overview
5. Security Issues
6. Gaming Experience
7. Availability And Price
8. Windows Installation
9. Drivers Installation
10. Test System
11. Game Benchmarks - Far Cry
12. Game Benchmarks - Colin McRae 2005
13. Game Benchmarks - Half Life 2
14. Application Benchmarks - 3DMark2003
15. Application Benchmarks - 3DMark2005
16. Application Benchmarks - PCMark04
17. Application Benchmarks - SiSoftware Sandra 2004
18. Application Benchmarks - Science Mark 2
19. Application Benchmarks - Pov-Ray
21. Drivers Availability
22. Programs that are not supported
After a few unplanned delays, Microsoft has finally released its Windows XP Professional x64 Edition. The first step into the 64-bit world was made by AMD. AMD has been waiting 3 years for this release while users who have AMD's x86-64 platform were only able up till now to take advantage of the full capabilities with the freeware Linux operating system.
For a long time, Intel had ignored the 64-Bit architecture. It is quite interesting that, a few weeks after the release of Intel's CPU with x86-64 architecture, the Windows XP 64-Bit edition has also been released. It appears as if Microsoft was holding back on its release until the new CPU was ready.
So while the x86-64 bit architecture is gaining momentum becoming more and more popular for its features and with newer CPUs like the Celeron D processors expected in the near future, it is time then to take a deep look into the new operating system from Microsoft which has promised.so much.