Linked by David Adams on Tue 27th Jul 2010 07:44 UTC
Intel An interesting article at Ars Technica takes a look at some compelling data (the longer-than-normal processor update cycles in Apple's personal computer lineup) and speculates that Apple's enthusiasm for its partnership with Intel might be cooling. Like Apple's soured relationship with once-BFF Google, this may be the result of Intel's increasing activities in the mobile computing space.
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IMO 64 bit isnt that big a deal... until you hit the 4Gb ram limit and must resort to things like PAE even then It might be better to go to something like 48 bit as it would be denser I believe some old IBM mainframes used something like that.

most of the stuff 64bit speeds up is better ran on a DSP than an applications processor anyway. video... and I believe checksuming for the ZFS filesystem would be good examples though I'm not sure how the latter would work on a DSP

If you really think about it most applications don't even need 32bit can could get along fine on 16 or 8 bit systems, modern games and multimedia do pretty much need 32bit though.

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