Quote: Originally Posted by DarkNovaGamer
Quote: Originally Posted by squall leonhart
theres absolutely no performance improvement in just using a x64 browser, its not even x64 optimised, so the point of wasting time with bothering to migrate to an x64 browser is Zilch and below any point of reasonable necessity.
At some point EVERY program will need to migrate to 64-bit. As when the time 128-bit comes out, you will NOT be able to run 32-bit programs on a 128-bit OS.
Its the same thing with running 16-bit on a 64-bit OS.
32bit will remain supported in 128bit windows.
128bit can easily maintain 32bit realmode compatibility, the only reason 16bit was dropped from x64 is because it didn't maintain v86 capability in the specification which lead to obscene 16bit performance drops.
128bit processing isn't coming anytime in the near future anyway, x64 isn't even real x64 yet as it is, and there isn't enough space on current size microprocesses to put 128bit pipes onto a cpu. the closest we have to 128bit is the sse instruction pipes and caches not to mention that AVX will be scalable up to 1024bits. AVX in its final design is also supposed to be programmable so adding instructions to the cpu in theory would be as simple as updating the processors microcode in the bios.
put simply, going by past roadmaps, 128bit operating systems aren't going to see the light of day on the x86 arch till atleast 2015.