To my knowledge, at this time, not much games are really 64 bit optimised.[/QUOTE]
So true most games to my knowledge is x86 software right now. Only software that uses x64 is Adobe CS4 and x64 labeled productivity software. And some drivers made for x64 in Win7x64. Beyond that I have no problems running Office 2007 on Win7x64 so there are software that will run and work fine in a x64 O/S. But it also comes down to how much money are both x86 vs x64 same price ie in speaking terms of Win7 O/S only not other O/S. I would purchase the x64 Win7 for the money worth. Cause I am using Win7X64 Ult and was able to install and play Neverwinter Nights 2 plus Expansion without any problems because it had DirectX 11. So if your wanting the latest DirectX for game play you have to decide this as well. For my game play on NWN2 I did notice there were more enchancements to the game play as well as visual game play. So there are quite a few factors to look for as well.
[QUOTE=Mr. Belvedere;2474991]Insane amounts of raw processing power and memory!
I’m not sure. I guess it depends on a couple of things:
- Is your Operating System 32 bit or 64 bit?
- Is the game 32 bit or 64 bit?
- Is the rest of the software and/or hardware optimised for 64 bit?
- Do all of the above actually use 64 bit enhancements?
- Does a game really need to be 64 bit?.[/QUOTE]
Also don’t forget to add
-DirectX 11 or DirectX 9?
-Expanded memory from 3.2G to beyond or staying at 3.2G?
-Will your O/S be still support for updates when M$ stop supporting it?
-How many people using your computer?
a. x64 better controls more people using the same computer without killing the main O/S just the user account. ie like Linux or Unix…
-Better security in x64? I think but I have to check more into this part…