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Old 11-25-2004, 02:18 PM   #1
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The 64bit processors which are out right now are pretty fast when running on 32 bit applications. My question is, in a few years when 64 bit applications start becoming mainstream, are today's 64 bit processors going to recieve a big performance boost from it?
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yes. 64 bit apps are going to get a good boost!

www.amd.com for mroe info!
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dang i am never going to get used to your new name.
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hehehe its cool. more fitting for me now!
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Old 11-25-2004, 06:23 PM   #5
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also, im thinking of buying a laptop soon. if i buy one with say, a pentium 4 (thats the most common cpu i've seen being used in laptops lately), will i be stuck with a laptop in a few years that I can't run any new applications (games mostly =P) on since they'll most likely be programmed for 64 bit?
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not likely
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Old 11-25-2004, 07:17 PM   #7
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why do you say that? will there still be support for 32 bit processors after 64 bit goes mainstream?
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Old 11-25-2004, 08:09 PM   #8
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once 64 bit stuff comes out the p4 will be obsolete.

THe P4 *IS* at the end of its cylce. They just released the last, or one of the very last P4.

To get a p4 now would be very unsmart.
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yes, very much so....
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lol and the fat lady sings..... for amd of course...
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