I think you can buy an AMD 64bit now... or soon anyway, it's not Intel or AMD's fault it's 100% Microsoft they used to have a 64 bit version of windows but only 3 people bought it so they figured they should stop working on it, and with Intel and AMD begging MS to start again here we are. What are you doing that required 64 bit? were you one of the 3 people who bought the 64 bit version of windows? Apple has less power in the computer world then 7-11 does, they are 3rd BEHIND Linux in seats. Standards are great that's why we have so many of them.