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 Are 64-bit Binaries Slower than 32-Bit?

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.

 (Submitted by Anonymous Fri Jan 23, 2004 )


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