0111101001101001_OC
2005-06-21T19:22:50Z
just wondering and how much will this increase the performance.
Kronstadt
2005-06-21T19:28:41Z
A decade. Give or take. It'll be a little while yet before we really see realistic gains from 64bit software.
CompHobbyist
2005-06-23T00:12:11Z
/me wonders how many one line first post threads 0111101001101001_OC is going to make.

Oh yeah... 128 bit CPUs probably will be out in like 10-15 years. each processor bus width seems to last about 8 years, though 32 bit lasted a LONG time due to dual ALUs in the pentium family so the data bus was actually 64 bits but registers were only 32 bits - I predict that dual and quad core CPUs will extend the lifetime of 64 bit systems in a similar manner.