|64-bit computing becoming a reality
|Posted by: AceBHound on Jan 12th, 2005 7:48 PM
|The x64 edition of Microsoft's operating system is slated for mid-year and Intel and Microsoft say they're ready to go. What improvements in your daily computing tasks will you see? Probably not too many initially, as software developers will have to recode their programs to make use of the 64-bit cpu -- but you can add up to 16 exabytes of memory, theoretically =] Certainly great for graphic designers or video editors.
Windows XP Professional x64 Edition will currently support up to 32 gigabytes (GB) of RAM and 16 terabytes of virtual memory, enabling applications to run faster when working with large data sets. Applications can preload substantially more data into virtual memory, allowing rapid access by the 64-bit processor.
For more reasons to upgrade to Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, visit Microsoft's x64 site
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