Question about 64 bit processors...

HaX

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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?
 

HaX

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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?
 

HaX

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why do you say that? will there still be support for 32 bit processors after 64 bit goes mainstream?
 

airiox

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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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