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Old 11-17-05, 09:24 AM   #10
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Default Re: FreeBSD x64 NVIDIA DRIVER - now possible

Originally Posted by arokh
Why does everybody think they NEED to run 64 bit because their CPU supports it? I'll let you in on a secret, you don't! It's not gonna double your performance, and if you don't know what 64 bit is you don't need it.
Let me think about it for a second (and I'm talking about FreeBSD and Linux.)
A. Double the number of GP registers. (No more need to keep pushing registers in and out of main memory)
B. Direct support for >1GB of memory. (2G/2G is slowing down memory hungry user-land applications; high memory kills the performance).

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