Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 21st Jul 2011 14:10 UTC, submitted by Jennimc
Mozilla & Gecko clones "Over the last couple of weeks, Mozilla has finally stepped up its 64-bit testing process. There are now five slaves dedicated to building Firefox for Windows x64, which means that from Firefox 8 and onwards, you'll be able to pick up 64-bit builds that are functionally identical to its 32-bit cousins but operating in native 64-bit CPU and memory space." Th 64bit version is about 10% faster, benchmarks show.
Permalink for comment 481900
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE[3]: Happy to see a benefit
by re_re on Thu 21st Jul 2011 19:17 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Happy to see a benefit"
Member since:

One thing you failed to mention is that in general there has been a bit of crossover on both the CISC and RISC sides.... X86 and X86_64 have both moved a little bit towards the RISC side and vice versa (PPC anyway). The bottom line is when you look at the ARM processors or the Intel/AMD processors ....... they all have good preformers and poor preformers.

Reply Parent Score: 2