Originally Posted by bruestle2
I was looking at a few websites and they said that 64 bit Vista allows your processor to run twice as efficiently.
Is this only for 64 bit applications or all applications?
Would this help with Supreme Commander?
Those websites are lying or have no idea what they are talking about....
64 bit just allows much much much larger addresses to be used. Only 64-bit apps benefit though. I know that MatLab and Maple (both math programs) support 64-bit. A 2-3hr program can be reduced to like 40 mins. However, they type of calculation matters as well.
When you are using a 64 bit OS - All 64 bits of the processor are being used so in theory it is 2x faster.
64-bit is not 2x faster than 32-bit. In theory, it is many many magnitudes faster.