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Old 07-07-12, 04:02 PM   #3
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Default Re: Support for X32 ABI

artem makes a good point.

Beyond that, there's also the typical internet thing where people mindlessly repeat stuff because it sounds cool, without putting any deeper thought into it. In this case, repeating the "it's up to 40% faster" mantra.

Has anyone actually determined if the test that achieved such an increase is representative of real-world apps? As in, are the apps that end-users are running on their machines noticeably faster with x32? And to go into other things that usually come up in x32 discussions: Is the ram usage really lower (compared to x86-64)? Are the binaries really smaller (again, compared to x86-64)?

Sure x32 sound great in theory. But whether this'll translate into practice still remains to be seen.
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