"This is all fine and dandy but is it a 64 bit chip?"4.0 starson by GiddyGadgetGuy
Pros: Solid and potential for supremacy
Cons: Uh, why would there be, its even got better power efficiency
Summary: Can someone help out here (cuz im not the smartest tech guy out here for sure)? I dont seem to remember reading whether it was a 64bit processor. I am all for the efficiency standards changing for the consumer and, quite frankly, competition with processors is great for the consumer too. But I'm hanging on whether its a 64 or not. Shouldn't Vista be a processor selling/manufacturing point, or is the fact that since Vista hasn't come out of the Beta quicksand yet holding up whether or not a processor has to have "future technology" like a 64 bit processor?
Also, I get it that many folks want to live in the "now" when it comes to Windows XP, the preferences with an OS that they are familiar with against the unknowns of what Vista will be or is. But since Office 2007 is coming and Vista Aero is coming, shouldn't a 64 be Intel's benchmark point here, or is a 64 too hot and not as marketable? Thanks all