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Windows 7: Microsoft mulling 128-bit versions of Win8, Win9

09 Oct 2009   #51
Slimy

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
http://community.winsupersite.com/bl...-only-lol.aspx

Thurrot says this is a bogus rumour.
Thurrot said Windows 7 would be released in April 2009. Even if Windows 8 won't come with 128-bit support, this doesn't change the fact that Microsoft is working on it.


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09 Oct 2009   #52
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
http://community.winsupersite.com/bl...-only-lol.aspx

Thurrot says this is a bogus rumour.
The rumor is about Windows 8 ONLY coming in 128bit, not 64bit or 32bit. Gotta read the title CAREFULLY.
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09 Oct 2009   #53
chuckr

XP_Pro, W7_7201, W7RC.vhd, SciLinux5.3, Fedora12, Fedora9_2x, OpenSolaris_09-06
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
Robert Morgan - LinkedIn

The seed - as archived at Google.
Interesting...
Quote:
... 128 bit architecture compatibility ... with major partners:
Intel, AMD, HP and IBM.
Chipmakers.
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11 Oct 2009   #54
Win7User512

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

Would average users need such capabilities?
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11 Oct 2009   #55
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

Average users will be fine with 32-bit

Because all average people do is spend countless hours of their life on sites like myspace, facebook, and twitter. You don't need 128 or even 64 bits for that.
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11 Oct 2009   #56
KiwiTT

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Windows 8 to support 128-bit

Quote:
... Research & Development projects including 128bit architecture compatibility with the Windows 8 kernel and Windows 9 project plan. Forming relationships with major partners: Intel, AMD, HP and IBM.
source
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12 Oct 2009   #57
Maxman

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows Vista Ultimate x64 and Windows 2003 Datacenter Server x64 Edition
 
 

information   Information
Enough about Windows 7: what about 8 or 9? 128-bit slated! Click here to find a blog by Richi Jennings along with detailed discussion for your info.
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12 Oct 2009   #58
sideeffect

Windows 7 x64 RC
 
 

The need for 64 bit processors was important to address the increasing RAM usage in modern home computers. We currently have no such problem the limitation is the size of the current modules or amount of RAM slots.

Many advanced calculations are currently better performed on GPU's than CPU's and this will only increase over the next few years with Nvidia pushing CUDA and ATI pushing Stream.

Will people who do actually require 128 bit processing really want to use a Microsoft operating system that is designed for the home desktop user? I really don't think so as a more specialist optimised operating system would seem preferable.

I do believe Microsoft should start development of their 128bit operating system but Windows 8 seems early and I would prefer they spend more time optimising the operating system to better utilise the GPU. The current ATI generation has over 3TFLOPS of computing power which is waiting to be utilised outside of gaming.
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13 Oct 2009   #59
G2gCya

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

i cant feel any difference between 32 and 64 bit, what major difference can 128 bit offer?
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14 Oct 2009   #60
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by G2gCya View Post
i cant feel any difference between 32 and 64 bit, what major difference can 128 bit offer?
a bigger ****?

no doubt there will be situations where 128-bit would excel, but personally I'm not overly hyped about it. I'm still using 32-bit Windows most of the time, but I do use 64-bit whenever I can benefit from it (rarely).
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