Users Choose 64-bit Version of Windows 7 Over 32-bit Version


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For the 1st time in computing history a 64 bit version of Operating System is getting more user response than its 32 bit version.And its Windows 7. Recent statistics have shown that Windows 7 64 bit is starting to make headway against 32 bit OS.


These Operating Systems have a presence:
Windows XP 32 bit (-2.62%) 42.15%
Windows 7 64 bit (+3.89%) 19.50%
Windows Vista 32 bit (-1.62%) 19.09%

These Operating Systems have less than 10%:

Windows 7 32 bit (+1.58%) 9.03%
Windows Vista 64 bit (-1.18%) 8.82%

These Operating systems are almost insignificant:

Windows XP 64 bit (-0.01%) 0.63%
Windows 2003 64 bit (-0.07%) 0.57%
Windows 2000 (0.00%) 0.10%
Other (+0.02%) 0.10%

While 32 bit XP is still dominant in the market with about 42%, Windows 7 64 bit is now at nearly 20%.

Following that bit of news is also another interesting piece of information about CPU’s. The Quad-4 combination is making inroads.

1 cpu (+0.21%) 18.29%
2 cpus (-0.37%) 56.56%
3 cpus (+0.01%) 0.96%
4 cpus (+0.14%) 24.13%
8 cpus (+0.01%) 0.06%

Advantages Of 64 bit OS
Note that the two biggest CPU chips with market share are the 2 and 4 CPU chip systems.

This means that as 64 bit OS’s increase in demand, so does the increase in the integrating hardware to make them more robust.

64-bit processors have twice the number of registers to work with, so they can process twice as much information per clock cycle as 32-bit processors. But to take advantage of the processors you need 64 bit software, either the OS or programs, and ideally both.

The Software – RAM ceiling

Typically applications have been written to address the memory space available to a 32-bit processor, but reaches the maximum limit 4GB. Thus if a system has more RAM than that, any applications that are designed to work with a 32-bit processor will not be able to interact with any memory beyond 4GB. On the other hand, applications that are written for a 64-bit operation will be able to access and store up to 16 exabytes — that’s 16 billion GB of data in RAM. That is why 64-64 is the best way to go, and why applications are looking to take advantage of the environment that they find themselves in. This move towards increasing the market share of 64 bit OS makes sense as applications try to take advantage of their working CPU.


So its obvious that as the increasement of people's PC configuration, the market share of 64 bit must be increased by the time.unless you can not utilize your harware ability to work.

Source: Steam Hardware Survey
 
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Very interesting post, the Steam hardware survey is an interesting reflection of gamers hardware.

Like Thrax said, it's about time that 64-bit is pulling ahead... 9 years since XP x64!
 

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I believe it, too! Look in the sales ads in Sunday's papers, especially Best Buy. The first few pages are laptops and PC's, all 64 bit Home Premium Windows 7 systems. One or two Mac's sometimes. I've seen only a few 32 bit systems that's new, they were in the online stores. I don't know why this particular one was so expensive, it was a Panasonic Toughbook with a 32 bit Vista OS, 2GB RAM, weird looking, almost octagon shape, for $3,700. I can't see paying that much for a 32 bit laptop.
 
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Thats not surprising since HP and Dell won't even build a 32 bit system anymore.
 
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There is no doubt 64-bit computing in the home is becoming more popular, thankfully computing goes forward not backward :D
 

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There's no going back now. 64 bit is the standard in today's computers, and it's high time. Microsoft introduced it with XP Pro, what, 8 or 9 years ago? Why it wasn't jumped on then, or shortly after, I don't know the answer. Mabye there wasn't enough interest in it, and upgrading your computer was more costly at that time. The RAM limitation with 32 bit probably played some part in the OEM's starting to take 64 bit seriously. Whatever the reason(s), we're moving forward now, and at a fast pace. It will be interesting to see what is offered in 2012, and especially 2015-16.
 
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The problem with going over to 64-bit 8-9 years ago wasn't the industry, it was consumers. Keep in mind that the poeple on a forum like this are gamers or IT specialists and upgrade/replace their PCs frequently as new tech is introduced. Many people, the majority in fact, don't upgrade unless they have no other option. My father had a Windows ME box until about September last year when it finally died and the company I worked at 9 years ago still used OS2!
 
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The problem with going over to 64-bit 8-9 years ago wasn't the industry, it was consumers. Keep in mind that the poeple on a forum like this are gamers or IT specialists and upgrade/replace their PCs frequently as new tech is introduced. Many people, the majority in fact, don't upgrade unless they have no other option. My father had a Windows ME box until about September last year when it finally died and the company I worked at 9 years ago still used OS2!
I think thats a fair point Rob. A lot of people never found the need for 6 or 8 gig of ram, otherwise it would've come to pass sooner.
 
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Most of the recent cpus supports 64 bit architecture and its not only amount of ram that windows can handle and use

Same as it was with Nes 8 bit , then turned to Super Nes 16 bit , then Sony released 32 bit PS , after was Nintendo 64 and Sega kicked them all with Dreamcas that was the 1st game system with 128 bit on board ...
 
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I play the devil's advocate too much?

64/32 OS sales figures very well may be meaningless. People go to the store and buy what works. If Dell and Gateway want to usher in 64 bit or use it as a sales gimmick they will tip the balance. There is no groundswell of 64 bit support here. That will come AFTER there are enough computers with 64 bit OS's are sold so it makes economic sense for programmers use i64 bit power. At that time we may actually see some 64 bit programs out run their 32 bit counterparts ( AutoCAD aside).

Us elder geeks remember when Apple put two Altvec 128 bit registers in the G4 and it was FAST. No consumer wave of support formed and they crawled back into the mainstream. Windows 8 may be 128 bit?

http://forums.macrumors.com/archive/index.php/t-163373.html
 

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