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Sunday, November 24, 2002

Sweeney on 64bit UT2K3

Evil Avatar asked Epic's Tim Sweeney a few quick questions about the 64bit version of Unreal Tournament 2003 that they showed off at Comdex. Here's a snip:

In pure CPU performance, Athlon64 is about 15% faster than previous Athlon's of identical clock rate for 32-bit apps, and 30% for 64-bit apps, because it exposes double the number of CPU registers, enabling the compiler to generate more efficient code. As for UT2003 performance, we haven't benchmarked yet but expect it to be faster though less than 30% because the GPU is as significant a factor as CPU.

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