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XP Pro goes x64 bit

Discussion in 'Recording' started by Sanity Inn, Feb 19, 2005.

  1. Sanity Inn

    Sanity Inn Guest

    Thought I'd post this info

    is it worth going to the XP x64 for applications?

    guess i'll have to find out if my mobo is 64 bit?


    would this help with cards like UAD-1 ?

    http://www.pcworld.com/news/article/0,aid,119373,00.asp

    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/64bit/evaluation/upgrade.mspx

    thanks for the feedback

    SI
     
  2. Sanity Inn

    Sanity Inn Guest

    actually, here's a white paper on application with DAW

    MKH 800's


    go figure, i just finished putting a DAW together, lol oh well,,,

    SI
     
  3. Big_D

    Big_D Well-Known Member

    XP 64 has been out in beta for a while. My info from Microsoft says May 05 for the official release and I've seen nothing to indicate it won't. Sonar 64 was released in alpha not too long ago, no date has been set for the official release yet that I've seen.

    If you have a 64bit processor ie Athlon 64 etc. you can run both XP and Sonar 64 but if it's your only audio system I would wait at least until the official release. Waiting until the release of SP1 for XP 64 would be even better. However if you have more than 1 audio system go for it.
     
  4. composer11

    composer11 Guest

    Well on the MAC side of things, in a recent SOS PUB UK article, the went from 8 REVBER instances to more than 80 using a 64 bit coded reverb plug-in.

    This should mean that once drivers are optimzed as well as sound cards, even m-audio already have 64 bit drivers (as well as owned by Avid/Protools) things should be much quicker, like a free boost of 30% perhaps.
     
  5. cfaalm

    cfaalm Active Member

    for free??

    Ahum... Well not really for free of course. You still have to buy the operating system as well as the DAW-software, but initial benchmarks show quite an improvement indeed.
     

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