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Old 07-04-2004, 01:13 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Whats are the advantages of 64 bit Processors (and other 64 bit hardware thats comming out like this DDR2 ram i recently saw) over 32 bit?

Which Processor would bet better for mulitmedia type applications for things like recording and video editing, AMD 64-bit or Pentium 4?
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Old 07-04-2004, 01:17 AM   #2 (permalink)
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As somebody else on this forum put it, look at it like a scoop. A 64-bit processor can scoop up twice as much as a 32-bit processor. The problem now is that Windows XP is a 32-bit operating system. The main reason for having the Athlon 64 today besides the fact that its the wave of the future is its large 1MB L2 cache and its 1600MHz FSB and HyperTransport technology. After Windows XP 64 is released, we are likely to see a major improvement on Athlon 64's since the OS will now be able to use the whole 64-bit scoop.
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Old 07-04-2004, 01:22 AM   #3 (permalink)
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the advantages right now of 64 bit technology are nothing due to the absence of software utilizing it. future advantages haveyet to be seen, but it is safe to say that by the time it is implemented you will need a new computer to run the higher-end programs that come out. 64-bit tech wont be implemented fully for 2-3 years, and by then intel will have a better cpu out. i would go with a 3 ghz pentium 4, make sure its the NORTHWOOD core!

the pentium 4 clearly is better for the tasks you mentioned. benchmarks show this.
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Thanks for your posts, anyone else feel free to add your 2 cents. Any more comments or info would be greatly appreciated.
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There is nothing wrong to b geared up for the future.
Once 64 bit Windows and other applns come out, users won't even bother about the current 32 bit.
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Which Processor would bet better for mulitmedia type applications for things like recording and video editing, AMD 64-bit or Pentium 4? [/B][/QUOTE]

When dealing with video editing, besides cpu, u have to consider ram n hardisk.
CPU- choose the cpu with large L2 cache, such P42.8E with 1MB L2 AMD 64 just good for gaming
RAM- large ram such as 1GB with high speed such as DDR400.
dual channel will be better
Hardisk- SATA,8MB,7.2k-10krpm, or raid it.

If just upgrade to the latest cpu only, without consider other factors, its just like spend more money but get less improvements.

If there is any wrong, pls correct me.
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P'4 are WAY better for APPLICATION and AMD is WAY better for gaming and it showz
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As somebody else on this forum put it, look at it like a scoop. A 64-bit processor can scoop up twice as much as a 32-bit processor. The problem now is that Windows XP is a 32-bit operating system. The main reason for having the Athlon 64 today besides the fact that its the wave of the future is its large 1MB L2 cache and its 1600MHz FSB and HyperTransport technology. After Windows XP 64 is released, we are likely to see a major improvement on Athlon 64's since the OS will now be able to use the whole 64-bit scoop.
they do have a windows XP for 64 bits.. its just a lot of $
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Damn the gaming issue makes it hard then, because im sure ill be doing alot of that too.... hmmm
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they have 64-bit Linux distributions; remember, Microsoft don't make the only Operating System's
Athlon 64's have more than the ability to process 64-bit, they can process 32-bit really fast too, and the Newcastle cores for Athlon 64's are really overclockable and can outperform overclocked P4's that run at even 3.6GHZ
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