Are the latest Macbook Pro's 64 bit?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by kdum8, Dec 19, 2007.

  1. kdum8 macrumors 6502a

    kdum8

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    Simple question, maybe not such a simple answer as I admit to not knowing really what 64 bit means in practice. (Although I know what it is in theory).
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Anything that is Core2Duo is 64bit, althought the current difference between 64 and 32bit will be virtually nonexistant in everyday task for a little while ...

    EDIT: Currently the real difference is that 64bit allows for more than 4GB of physical RAM - although currently only the Mac Pro can actually handle that.
     
  3. kdum8 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I see thanks. So does that mean that by buying a current 64-bit Macbook Pro one can take advantage of any upcoming 64-bit applications/benefits that are likely down the line? How long before it's going to make a difference?
     
  4. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Yes, getting a 64bit MBP will benefit you down the line, however, I dont know how long before developers start taking real advantage of the benefits.
     
  5. kolax macrumors G3

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    Leopard is 64bit.

    Getting one that is sets you for the future.
     

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