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In general, though, the situation with 64-bit applications and 32-bit applications on Vista 64 isn't mature yet. While a user running large data sets will almost certainly see improved performance, users with less demanding needs may actually see reduced performance. As always, check with the software supplier, and see if you can run a few tests of your own first.

The bottom line: 64-bit Vista is certainly viable from a performance perspective, but still has a ways to go. Now if we can get all the apps developers to think in 64-bit mode, maybe we'll get better performance all around. But don't forget to stock up on memory.
Performance-wise, x64 seems pretty overhyped
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Remember when Crytek said that x64 would give %15 gains per core on a quad core? Wow they are such liars........I didn't believe it for a minute.....
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Remember when Crytek said that x64 would give %15 gains per core on a quad core? Wow they are such liars........I didn't believe it for a minute.....
Lying = Fail
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Now they should do a companion piece exploring security differences between the two.

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Yeah I looked at the Crysis numbers and was shocked. All that about it running faster on a 64bit system. Sure....

Im really looking foward to the day when you buy native x64 software and have the ask for the x86 stuff.
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Now they should do a companion piece exploring security differences between the two.

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The only security difference, at least what I'm aware of, is 32-Bit viruses won't work under Vista x64. So there is no reason to get an antivirus.
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I want to see some MatLab/Maple benchies!!!!
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The only security difference, at least what I'm aware of, is 32-Bit viruses won't work under Vista x64. So there is no reason to get an antivirus.
Totally wrong. As long as 64 bit windows can run 32 bit software, those viruses will continue to function.
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I would be really interested to see AMD 32/64 benchmarks and Intel 32/64 benchmarks. I am willing to bet that the improvement from 32 to 64 is higher for AMD than Intel because AMD has more complex decoders on their chips.

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Remember when Crytek said that x64 would give %15 gains per core on a quad core? Wow they are such liars........I didn't believe it for a minute.....
Perhaps it does, when not limited by the graphics card.

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Now they should do a companion piece exploring security differences between the two.

brad
Vista64 is head and shoulders above Vista32, particularly because of ASLR (Address Space Layout Randomizer).

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The only security difference, at least what I'm aware of, is 32-Bit viruses won't work under Vista x64. So there is no reason to get an antivirus.
32 bit applications run just fine under 64 bit Windows. Microsoft has the WoW (Windows in Windows) emulator to allow for 32 bit functionality under 64 bit Windows.

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I want to see some MatLab/Maple benchies!!!!
Tell me about it! Matlab now supports arrays larger than 16GB. 64 bit is a must!
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I want to see some MatLab/Maple benchies!!!!
Don't speak of Maple ever again!!! Ugh ... worst math lab program ever... I don't know if they just screwed up the install but its so finicky and crashes randomly even when adding fractions together it will up and decided to lock the whole computer on the school computers...
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