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Offline Steve Elliott

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64-Bit vs 32-Bit
« on: July 12, 2020, 06:40:30 PM »
This was a video comparing 2 SBC's, but what I took away from it was the massive speed improvement using a 64-Bit OS vs a 32-Bit one.  I've had my arguments with Apple over the years but I am completely behind them when it comes to ditching 32-bit software - it's now 2020!  Time to move on.

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Re: 64-Bit vs 32-Bit
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2020, 12:28:16 AM »
Why not skip 64 bit for 128 bit?  ;D

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Re: 64-Bit vs 32-Bit
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2020, 07:04:08 AM »
Cool beans, will watch this tomorrow, thanks. So far behind with YouTube and TV series at the moment :( - Work should just bugger off so I can catch up :))
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Re: 64-Bit vs 32-Bit
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2020, 10:53:00 PM »
Going 64 bit has a price to pay with any software requiring more memory due to the size of pointers and byte alignment.
The main advantage of 64 bit is the number crunching power for such application as photo editing and 3D rendering.

And I don't think Microsoft will remove WOW64 for a very long time with users still using software that was originally written for 32 bit, especially for those business users where switching their software to a new architecture would be a bit of an issue.

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Re: 64-Bit vs 32-Bit
« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2020, 03:20:32 PM »
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Why not skip 64 bit for 128 bit?  ;D

lol the same reason why not 8 bit?  Because that's not the standard for CPU's today - 64 bit is.   :P

Anyhow, I got around to installing the 64-bit (beta) version of Raspberry Pi OS today onto the pi4.
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Re: 64-Bit vs 32-Bit
« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2020, 11:03:42 PM »
How long till 256 bit.... We'll probably have an interim step, 192 bit.... Not because there's any need, just an excuse to sell more hardware. I was happy at 32-bit tbh.

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Re: 64-Bit vs 32-Bit
« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2020, 11:29:27 PM »
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How long till 256 bit.

That will take ages!  But we've had 64-bit processors for years, yet software/operating systems still run in 32-bit mode!  The transition to 64-bit software is well overdue!
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Re: 64-Bit vs 32-Bit
« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2020, 09:05:59 PM »
Spare a thought for those of us (me) that still hanker after 16 bit, or even some backward compatibility.
I splashed out ( I mean really splashed out) on SAW (16 bit) and it is the perfect tool for audio recordings. I'm sure the 32/64 bit version is just as good but it's beyond my pocket. Yes the newer audio editing software makes full use of the extra bits to improve processing times and I make full use of them. But for getting the track down in the most pure form (levels just right) you just can't beat the 16 bit SAW software. So yes full steam ahead, but it would be nice for some continuity given the price of good quality software.
I have to maintain a couple of XP laptops that connect to an external (German, very low THD) USB soundcard to get the control I need to lay down audio tracks.
Maybe I should just keep riding the wave and splashing the cash? Have fun cps.

 

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