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64 bit. So?


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mickmay

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Now everyone's talkin' about 64-bit precessor. It seems like a revolution in the processor industry. My question is: what's so exciting and attractive about 64 bit? Can it really bring something like a revolution? Currently I'm using the AMD Sempron 3000+ (940 pin) processor. But problem is I'm not feelin' any revolutionary change in the speed of program action. Can anyone share his or her opinion on 64-bit processor? :whistling:
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well to keep it simple

a intel pentium 4 CPU has 32 pins
an AMD X2 has 64 pins

pretty much the AMD can procces twice the amount of caculations than the intel (pentium 4 core 2 duo is different)

thast pretty much it its means that you can have slower clock speeds with a better performace

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To troppo:

Thx!
Would you please make it clearer and more elaborate? Thank you! :whistling:
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You can read up on 64 bit vs 32 bit processing here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/64-bit
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What os are you running? If windows is it the windows xp 64 bit? if not that will obviously limit the effects you would see.... also if you really want to see a difference try another machine with the same clock speed as your sempron that is 32 bit and you would see maybe be able to see the difference.... Off course running some intensive stuff that takes advantage of the 64 bits would certainly help....
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well im not a CPU designer so i dont no everything about it but as i said basically it can procces twice the amount of mathmatic algorithms than a 32 bit CPU

it can handle larger amounts of data size ( greater size less caculations and faster speed [i think])

basically a 63-bit CPU can handle twice as many caculations per clock cycle than a 32-bit

so in reality a 2.0Ghz 32-bit dual core P4 is twice as slow as a
2.0Ghz 64-bit dual core P4

there would be heaps of info on the net use google its your friend :whistling:

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