Core 2 duo

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by tim2006, Jul 14, 2006.

  1. tim2006 macrumors 6502

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    I wanted some additional info on the new intel chips that will be in macs in the future. Will the new chips be a big step foward for someone like me (surf the web, email, itunes) The G5 chips were 64 bit. I am not sure what that means other than additional memory. Will there be a big gap in performance between the current chips and the new chips? Will software companys stop supporting 32 bit apps for 64 anytime soon?
     
  2. Natsus macrumors member

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    No. For your purposes, there will be neglible difference between the new chip and the old one. Eventually, software will be migrated from 32bit to 64bit but it's still at a premature stage. Especially since the 64bit chips emulate 32bit very well. I can imagine 32bits application sticking around for at least another 5 years if not more if that's what you're concerned about.
     

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