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Old 06-13-2005, 02:21 PM   #5
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Hey, thanks for the comments. They are exactly what I am looking for.

Firstly, I do agree with you with synthetic benchmarks. I have seen others using them around the web, so that's why I included them. I didn't expect much of a performance increase, but I stated as such. Some people believe that having a 64-Bit OS improves *everything*, and I am just stating that's not the case.

About FarCry, I do believe I mentioned in there that there wasn't much of a performance increase, because of the 64-Bit advantages. I noticed in some levels, that there is more realistic looking fog, and ground. This is why I figure the FPS is not higher. I do agree with you here.

As it stands right now, I don't see any reason for anyone to go 64-Bit, unless they already have a specific use, or need to buy an OS for a fresh computer. I wouldn't consider the price to be worth an 'upgrade' though. As for Longhorn, I am not sure either. For gamers, I'm sure it will be the WGF 1.0/2.0 that will make them want it, moreso than the 64-Bit support. Even at that time, I would be surprised if there was a good amount of 64-Bit supported software on the market.

Time will tell, I suppose.
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