Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 4th Apr 2008 19:50 UTC, submitted by tupp
Graphics, User Interfaces From John Nack's blog: "In the interest of giving customers guidance as early as possible, we have some news to share on this point: in addition to offering 32-bit-native versions for Mac OS X and 32-bit Windows, just as we do today, we plan to ship the next version of Photoshop as 64-bit-native for Windows 64-bit OSes only."
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RE[3]: Speed
by evangs on Sat 5th Apr 2008 17:48 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Speed"
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I completely disagree. The effects are negligable for something like word processing.

The actual numbers disagree with your statement. See

Ignoring the Lightwave anomaly, going to 64 bit gets you an average of 5% performance increase in 3d modelling applications, about 10 - 20% increase in encoding performance, and +/-5% performance in games.

There are times when 64 bit processing will help (particularly with 64 bit integer heavy code), but for most applications the gains will be marginal to nonexistent.

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