All the hype
by PKsteven - 5/21/06 1:04 PM
In Reply to: Dual Core by sicky nar-nar
As you have read, there is a lot of hype associated with this. Let me say this, my son was playing music videos\had 4 messenger windows open\surfing the web\using gimp\and still managed fine. This is on a 32 bit single core 1.2 AMD, only 512 ram with a bit of noticable slowdown, had I had 1 gig ram, no problem at all. How many will you be running?
You will not see an improvment with an application not written for 64, the number of apps, yes. Dual is NOT faster, simply as I stated, flow is better, remember the shoveling?
It's the typical kid in a candy store scenario. Wow! 64! It's better! Faster! gotta have it! I know many guys who have recently bought, built, 64 bits. Except for the gamers "who had problems running games on them" said they wasted their money. They didn't realize they wouldn't need the dual core power. A few liked them but It simply wasn't what they expected.
Now simply look at this, will you be running high end graphics and other high end applications\ and many of them?
Do you think you will need this for the future of graphics\video\games whatever?
Is it going to be a great benefit? Will you be ahead of the game?
Do you go with a cheaper 32 bit until a possible 2 to 3 years when 64 is most likely going to be needed by most apps? The outlook for having all new 64 bit apps is around two years or more. "Although that is anyone's guess." and not mine.
But in the end, it's up to you. To be honest , I am going to build a 64 but plan on working with high end graphics and videos in the near future. So, in my case it will benefit. If I wasn't going to be working with 3-d graphics\videos, then NO, I wouldn't bother to be honest.
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