Snow leopard and 64bit

Discussion in 'iMac' started by farmermac, Jul 31, 2009.

  1. farmermac macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2009
    Location:
    Iowa
    #1
    Do all macs that ship right now use 64bit ready processors? Im assuming the new iMac I just bought a week ago will be able to take advantage of the new 64bit kernel and rewritten applications?

    A wikipedia entry in the snow leopard article kinda threw me off, said that dual core processors are 32 bit.. ?
     
  2. Guiyon macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2008
    Location:
    North Shore, MA
    #3
    The Core Duo series is 32-bit but that is several years old. Any machines released in the last 3 or so years are based on the Core 2 Duo series, which do support x86-64.
     

Share This Page