On Wed, Nov 18, 2009 at 8:18 PM, Ikem Krueger <ikem krueger googlemail com>
> Except, that could be false advertising. In most cases, where CPUWhy then should someone prefer 64bit over 32bit?
> computation is not used heavily, 64-bit is actually SLOWER than the 32-bit
> counterpart. Optimizations are narrowing the gap, but it still remains
1: Date/Time stamp, Unix time doesn't work in 32-bit past 2038 (not really affecting us much, most of us will replace our PCs long before then)
2: Access more than 4GB of RAM (definitely becoming increasingly important)
3: Enhanced performance-critical computational capabilities (if you do a lot of complex HD photo, HD video, or HD audio work, or if you do a lot of raw complex math on your computer, this is EXTREMELY important)
4: Better virtual machine performance