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Join Stack Overflow to learn, share knowledge, and build your career. What is the difference between a 32-bit and 64-bit processor? I’m not sure what that means.
I don’t want to sound stupid, but I have no idea about processors. I’m assuming 64-bits is, in general, better than 32-bits. It depends of the use, in most of case i doesn’t change a thing, it could cost more memory I mean, an int in 64 bits cost twice as the same int in 32 bits. You’re confusing the register space of the processor with RAM.
And either way, the common consensus is that the benefits of 64-bit processors outweigh the larger pointer data types, etc. All calculations take place in the registers. So, having larger registers allows you to perform “larger” calculations in the same time.
Also, certain registers are used as pointers into your memory space and hence limits the maximum amount of memory that you can reference. A 64-bit processor can manage a whole lot more obviously. There are other consequences as well, but these are the two that comes to mind. I bought a 32-bit INtel Atom.