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Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Grape, Aug 16, 2007.

  1. Grape macrumors newbie

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    Are MacBook Pros 64-bit yet? The tech specs at Apple don't specifically say, and there are reports from a year ago saying "64-bit MBP in coming months!" but nothing recent.
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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  3. techlover828 macrumors 68020

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    it is, once leopard comes out everything will be
     
  4. Grape thread starter macrumors newbie

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  5. FF_productions macrumors 68030

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    EVERY Mac *that is shipping* is 64 bit, yes, that includes the Mac Mini.
     
  6. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    Well you're partially correct, the MacBook Pro has been 64bit since it came with Core 2 Duos. But once Leopard comes out everything will still not be 64 bit, only Core 2 Duos, G5s, and the Xeons in the Mac Pro will be 64 bit.
     
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  8. Grape thread starter macrumors newbie

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    don't tell me such software runs more slowly on 64 than on 32
     
  9. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    Okay, we won't tell you that but it's not likely that most software converted to be 64-bit compatible will run as well or faster. It really depends on whether the application's needs are large enough to overcome the extra overhead of writing for 64-bits. Large database systems and 3D software are really the only things at this point that qualify.
     

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