January 23, 2004

Are 64-bit Binaries Slower than 32-bit Binaries?

Anonymous Reader writes "The modern dogma is that 32-bit applications are faster, and that 64-bit imposes a performance penalty. Tony Bourke decided to run a few of tests on his SPARC to see if indeed 64-bit binaries ran slower than 32-bit binaries, and what the actual performance disparity would ultimately be. According to his tests, he concludes that both kinds of binaries are pretty equivelant in terms of performance."

Link: osnews.com

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