Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost
Until there's actually a reason to use an x64 browser, there probably won't be any reason to code plug-ins for one.
Bit of a Catch 22 here:
Until some-one codes 64-bit plugins we cannot use a 64-bit browser (in Windows) anyway, even if we want to.
The reason for doing so is that IE8 and IE7 64-bit browsers are slightly quicker than their 32-bit counterparts, not much, but enough to make me want to use 64-bit IE8.
Try both on some sites that don't require 32-bit plugins such as Flash or Silverlight.
I did this ages ago but cannot remember which sites I used for the test, which was not very scientific.
I'd be interested if anyone else has done a more scientifically accurate comparison of 64-bit vs 32-bit IE speeds and other aspects such as security etc.