when 64 rules the world?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by mooo, Jul 7, 2005.

  1. mooo

    mooo thecyberninja

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    I heard that 32bit proc will be phased out by the end of next year and only 64bit proc will be in production. Anyone else think this is true and should i tell people to wait on the upgrade of PC's and what not till end of this year to see where its all going? (kinda wondering where i should stand on the whole 64 cpu and what not as well, so this should help me a lot)


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  2. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    I personally believe that 64-bit computing will start to go mainstream several months after Longhorn goes RTM next year. Windows XP x64 is a pretty solid OS for the most part, but driver availability is not yet up to the mark and there are still very few "killer" 64-bit applications for regular users.

    Since Microsoft will be releasing 32 and 64-bit versions of Longhorn at the same time, hardware manufacturers are much more likely to develop drivers for the 64-bit OS at the same time that they do for the 32-bit version. System builders like Dell, HP etc will also begin to offer more x64-based systems pre-installed with the 64-bit version of LH. That leaves us with the question of killer 64-bit apps, and I think more of those will start to show up as the adoption rate of x64 processors goes up.

    With that said, x64 is definitely the future of computing, and it'll take off sooner or later, so for someone purchasing a new system at this point, it's a good idea to go with a 64-bit processor if cost is not much of a problem. After all, you don't lose anything by taking that route since 32-bit OS's and applications run just fine on these systems too. But when 64-bit computing eventually becomes mainstream, you'll have a system that's ready to roll. :)
     
  3. vern

    vern Dominus Political User Folding Team

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    These 64bit processors will still be 32bit compatible. I feel that until the processor industry puts their foot down and puts a timeline when they will no longer support 32bit just as MS did with 16bit; 64bit will be far away.
     
  4. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    Dude, I've read your posts before, but your reputation is sick! Good job all around, and always a very informative post!
     
  5. NetRyder

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    Thanks man.
    I do enjoy reading a number of your posts too, especially in the new Windows Server forum where you've been pretty active lately. Definitely looking forward to those GPO threads. :)