32- vs. 64-bit

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by lusticke, Sep 16, 2014.

  1. lusticke macrumors member

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    Hopefully this is the right forum. Can someone explain what 64-bit is and how it is different from 32-bit. I don't really know much about this.
     
  2. powerstrokin macrumors 6502a

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    64-bit is twice as good as 32-bit because it's got double the bits. :p
     
  3. Menel macrumors 603

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    Registers are larger, allows for more complex Integer math in an efficient way.

    Uses more memory.
     
  4. lusticke thread starter macrumors member

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    Register? Don't we want something to use less memory?
     
  5. boast macrumors 65816

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    Is the 64bit from the data bus, address bus, or both?

    Because of the Windows XP days, everyone just correlates 64bit with using more than 4Gb of RAM.
     
  6. ajay96 macrumors 6502

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    There would be more memory available too if I'm right.
     
  7. lusticke thread starter macrumors member

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    Is there a simpler explanation. Maybe there is a "-bit for dummies" article out there somewhere. Lol.
     
  8. Solver macrumors 6502a

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    Four lane road move more cars faster than two lane road.
    Sixty-four bit computer pathway move more data faster than thirty-two bit.

    And that is just one advantage.
     

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