Beyond x64bit ?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Grumpy, Jun 6, 2006.

  1. Grumpy

    Grumpy Guest

    Beyond x64 ?

    Will it happen any time soon ?

    8bit, 16bit, 32bit, and 64bit is where we are now from the year 2005.

    If we go to 128bit, 256bit will Vista come too ?

    A big challenge to the folks at Inel and AMD.
     
    Grumpy, Jun 6, 2006
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  2. Nope, 128 or 256 Bit computing won't be here anytime soon, and when the time
    comes, its likely to be available to Servers first. The transition from 16
    bit to 32-bit took some time and even to this day we are still transitioning
    in some places. I am surprised there are apps still using 16 bit installers
    and uninstallers. Also, the need of having a 128 bit address space is not
    really that necessary right now with new technologies coming to processor
    architectures such as cores. By next year processors from Intel and AMD will
    be available as quad cores, so the focus right now is to optimize the
    software to take advantage of these cores and work in a more efficient to
    provide faster output and efficiency. So you can have a core that renders a
    movie while the other one allows you to preview it in real time. Also,
    address space of 64-bit allows up to 128 GBs of RAM, 8 TB for Server, so
    there is lots of leg room with the current 64-bit architecture.
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    Andre Da Costa [Extended64], Jun 6, 2006
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  3. Grumpy

    Grumpy Guest

    Arrh ! ok

    But the greedy public would like their cake and eat it too, that is 4 core
    CPU chips and 128bit address space, really good for HD home theatre and super
    CAD over a network application, say Airbus where each country is making a
    component, like a big jigsaw puzzle, if everyone is on the same CAD maybe the
    individual parts will have a better chance of fitting together, and everyone
    can see real time what each is doing, and head off immediately any potential
    incompatibility problems.

    It is interesting that the PC industry is going multi core chips, rather
    than just multiple duel core chips like many homebrew nerds do. The concept
    with multi chip PC’s is like a factory production line, I think, the extra
    chips only kick-in, start to work, when the load on the other chips reaches a
    preset rate, its like the hard working chips say to the stand by chips, give
    us a hand with this heavy graphics program, etc. Multi chip PC’s need very
    sophisticated OS software, probably beyond MS capability, sorry that was
    hitting below the belt, I am sure MS could create a multi chip OS if they
    wanted to.

    Thanks for the very informative info Andre^

    Cheers

    Grumpy
     
    Grumpy, Jun 6, 2006
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