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Are computer going to get a bit bump?

Posted Aug 4, 2014 by 300Simon3

  1. 300Simon3

    300Simon3 Member

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    Now that were starting to see 64bit processors on phones are computers going to get something like 128bit processors if these even exist or are possible?
     
  2. Jayfeather787

    Jayfeather787 Member Droid Minion

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    All we can do is wait and see mate. 128 bit cpus would be awesome.
     
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    I know and thanks!
     
  4. Rob Triggs

    Rob Triggs Administrator Staff Member Team AA

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    I don't think we're going to see anything like 128-bit processors for PC, probably ever for consumer grade PCs, as there's no real performance benefit. The big benefit of 64-bit is the additional address space, which is particularly handy for memory, and sometimes small performance improvements.

    The 32-bit limit only lets programmers use up to 4294967296 bytes (~4GB, although there are workarounds), whilst 64-bit allows programmers to address 18446744073709551616 bytes, thats over 16TB!

    PC's and laptops still have lots of performance benefits over typical Android processors anyway, 64-bit is not going to bring Android close to typical PC performance levels.

    Also, moved to general tech (not an Android question).
     
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    Ok thanks
     
  6. Dan.M

    Dan.M Member Drone Droid

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    64-bit can address up to 16 exabyte. Or about 16, 777, 216TB. :)

    Right now, even the fastest supercomputer only utilizes about 1.34PB of combined memory across thousands of processors.. That's less than 10% of what 64-bit is capable of addressing. We're a long way to reaching the addressing limits of 64-bit to warrant the use of 128bit architecture in CPUs.
     

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