AMD Rolls Out 64-Bit Chips for Desktop PCs Chipmaker Advanced Micro Devices unveils two new 64-bit chips, the first available for desktop PCs. The chips are designed to handle much larger amounts of data than the 32-bit chips in most PCs today. Apple Computer began selling a Macintosh powered by a 64-bit chip earlier this year. Hear Boston Globe technology reporter Hiawatha Bray.
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AMD Rolls Out 64-Bit Chips for Desktop PCs

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AMD Rolls Out 64-Bit Chips for Desktop PCs

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AMD Rolls Out 64-Bit Chips for Desktop PCs

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Chipmaker Advanced Micro Devices unveils two new 64-bit chips, the first available for desktop PCs. The chips are designed to handle much larger amounts of data than the 32-bit chips in most PCs today. Apple Computer began selling a Macintosh powered by a 64-bit chip earlier this year. Hear Boston Globe technology reporter Hiawatha Bray.