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Do you need 64 bit programs to beable to use the new G5?

Discussion in 'Recording' started by Aloha, Jan 9, 2004.

  1. Aloha

    Aloha Guest

    Or can you still run 32 bit programs like CubaseSX and stuff on it?
     
  2. mjones4th

    mjones4th Active Member

    There are no 64 bit audio programs available for the G5 yet, the OS isn't even fully 64 bit yet. The G5 has the ability to run 32 bit code natively with no speed loss, so the answer is yes, you can run 32 bit applications on a G5.
     
  3. mark1977

    mark1977 Guest

    any 32 bit app will run on a G5. The only thing that the G5 won't do for you is give you that extra speed, until the developers update their programs to take advantage of the G5.
     
  4. Aloha

    Aloha Guest

    So when running 32bit programs is the G5 really any faster?
     
  5. BrockStapper

    BrockStapper Guest

    faster than what?

    faster than the g4's if the program is optimized for it.

    if it's not then the program can actually tax the system more heavily.

    The information I've received from developers is that there is no advantage to 64bit as of right now, but that a year or two down the road that will change.

    I'm sure that won't keep the marketing hype from making it's way into nearly every program and computer product that comes out between here and then.

    cheers,
    Brock
     
  6. Aloha

    Aloha Guest

    Yes, faster as in faster than a G4
     

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